Month: September 2017

‘Plans on track’ for new 999 standards at ambulance service

Bosses at the region’s ambulance service have given firm assurance that new NHS England standards will be phased in from next month as planned. As reported in early August, the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) welcomed the Ambulance Response Standards, new categories that call handlers will be using to determine the level of response a patient will get. Following a pilot in three English ambulance services over 18 months, NHS England announced in July that the rest of the country must implement the standards this year and EEAST aims to go-live in mid-October with the first phase. At today’s (27th Wednesday) Board meeting...

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Police appeal for wanted man – Jay Kedge

Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a 21-year-old Great Yarmouth man who is wanted. Jay Kedge is wanted on recall to prison after breaching the terms of his licence. It is believed he has connections with the Great Yarmouth, Norwich and Ipswich areas. Anyone who may have seen Kedge or may know of his whereabouts should contact Norfolk Police on 101 immediately. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111...

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Norwich Eye review – The Little Mermaid at Norwich Theatre Royal

Ballet is the most curious of theatrical conventions. Tales are told in often lurid detail, but never a word is spoken. There is music throughout, but almost never any kind of lyric. It is astonishingly physical, yet always graceful and often heartbreakingly delicate. It has sharply defined differences in female and male roles, yet plays freely with mythical creatures and supposedly inanimate objects. A ballet is also a large undertaking, requiring the cooperation of dozens of people to create a coherent whole. In this context the decision of Northern Ballet to create three wholly new works is a brave...

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Northern Ballet brings The Little Mermaid to Norwich

  NORTHERN BALLET – September 26-30, 2017   Northern Ballet’s new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale The Little Mermaid will bring a mystical and beautiful underwater world to Norwich Theatre Royal next week. Telling the story of a young mermaid who is willing to give up her life below the waves in a search for love and the desire to gain a human soul, the ballet will be performed in the city from September 26 to 30 as part of its world première tour. This new ballet is the third of an unprecedented three new full-length productions to...

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Norwich Eye reviews Blood Brothers the Theatre Royal

It is probably always good to be out of your comfort zone a bit. I am not a fan of TV soap operas and the ‘starts bad, gets worse’ narrative line that all too often depicts the all too grim lives of poor families in the UK now. However accurate it may be in these times of rampant greed, and relentless deprivation.Blood Brothers draws on some familiar soap themes, and at least one of the cast has risen to fame through TV dramas. But let’s look at a Blood Brothers a bit more closely. This musical stage drama is...

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