LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 11/4/2018

Written by on 11 April, 2018

THOUSANDS USING A&E FOR TRIVIAL COMPLAINTS

New information shows that thousands of people are turning up at Norfolk’s hospital emergency units with potentially trivial complaints.

The complaints, which could have been treated elsewhere, included a thousand with a fever, 450 people with a headache, nearly 200 with a sore throat, and 60 requesting a prescription.

700 people had drink or drug intoxication or withdrawal problems.

The figures were for last April to January this year and included only the Norfolk & Norwich and James Paget in Gorleston.

BIG RISE IN OBESITY RELATED HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

Thousands of people in Norfolk and Suffolk are being admitted to hospital for conditions related to obesity.

The figures show a big increase in admissions where obesity was the main or secondary cause….during 2016-17.

More patients were admitted for knee or hip replacements due to their weight while secondary factors of obesity can be related to cancer or heart conditions.

ALCOHOL STOLEN FROM TWO AREA CO-OPS

Police are looking for a man after the theft of alcohol from two Co-op stores locally.

They’ve issued CCTV images of the man, thought to be connected to the incidents at the stores in Saxon Way, Halesworth and in Bullock Fair Close, Harleston last month.

ATM THEFTS REACH £140,000

Suffolk police say more than £140,000 was stolen from cash machines in the county between 2015 and 2017.

The bulk of the money was taken during the earlier year with eight machines being targeted.

However, there have been a number of ram raids on cash machines at local stores in the county recently.

LOCAL SPORT

Football….and Ipswich owner Marcus Evans says he is in no hurry to appoint a new manager, following last night’s departure of Mick McCarthy and assistant Terry Connor.

McCarthy announced his decision to go early four games before the end of the season and it seems he’s in the running for the manager’s job at West Bromwich Albion.

Evans says he’s unlikely to make an appointment by the end of the season with head of coaching and player development, Bryan Klug taking charge of the team from now on starting with Saturday’s game at Nottingham Forest.

Diss Town have brought to an end a losing home sequence of seven games as they beat Leiston reserves 3-0 ….for their first home win since early December.

This was their best home win of the season continuing their better recent form to move up three places in the league table.

Top scorer Virgilio Leitao scored a hat-trick taking his tally for the season to 26.

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