Month: April 2018

New tests to benefit rhesus negative pregnant women

Rhesus negative testing – Deborah Asher, Biomedical Scientist, Dr Hamish Lyall, Consultant Haematologist and Mr Alastair McKelvey, Consultant Obstetrician      The maternity department at NNUH is introducing a new test for rhesus negative pregnant women which will establish earlier in pregnancy whether they share their blood group with the baby they are carrying. Women who have a rhesus negative blood type do not have a substance known as ‘D antigen’ on the surface of their red blood cells. In cases where these women do not share a blood group with their fetus, the woman’s immune system can develop...

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Norwich Eye reviews The Jungle Book

Keziah Joseph as Mowgli – photos by Manuel Harlan     Rudyard Kipling is often seen as an exemplar of the English spirit but was born in Bombay in India (now Mumbai) and wrote his most well known works, the Jungle Book stories, while living in America. His early life in India and his global peregrinations undoubtedly contributed to the clarity of moral tone in his work, exemplified in the anthropomorphised tale of Mowgli, the man-child raised by jungle wolves. This week at the Norwich Theatre Royal Kipling’s tales are brought to life in a stunning and lively production...

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True Stories Live takes to the airwaves

Norwich’s flourishing storytelling event teams up with Future Radio to broadcast daily stories Popular storytelling event True Stories Live and Future Radio have made an exclusive arrangement that will see the community radio station broadcasting stories recorded at the monthly Norwich Arts Centre event. On the five days leading up to each month’s True Stories Live, Future Radio will air a story from a previous event. There’ll also be an omnibus edition on the day of the show. The first stories will be on the station between 23 and 27 April with the omnibus on 29 April, the day...

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Much-Loved Musical Artist Makes Norwich Return

DANIEL O’DONNELL – APRIL 30-MAY 1 One of Ireland’s best-loved musical performers is set to make his Norwich Theatre Royal return. Daniel O’Donnell will share some of his biggest hits as he makes a return to the city by public demand on April 30 and May 1. He has enjoyed a remarkable career and is one of the few artists to score a hit in the UK album charts annually since 1988 outshining the likes of Michael Jackson and Madonna. Thirty two of these have hit the Top 30 as well as being placed regularly in the Billboard World...

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Family pay tribute to “kind hearted” man following fatal road collision

The family of a man killed in a fatal road collision in Norwich have paid tribute to him. It follows a collision around 4pm on Tuesday 3 April 2018 involving a black Audi Q7 and a cyclist on Aylsham Road. The cyclist, 31-year-old Ian Mooney of Norwich, was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where he sadly died. His family said: “Ian was a kind hearted, cheeky young man, who was lost too soon and will be sadly missed by his friends and family. “He was a former pupil of Hellesdon High, grew up and lived in the city. “We would like to thank the emergency services and the wonderful staff at Addenbrooke’s Hospital for their efforts in trying to save Ian’s life. “Ian held a donor card, and as a result, was able to donate his heart, kidneys and pancreas to help other young men, which has provided some comfort to his...

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