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  • East of England Ambulance Trust (EEAST) appoints permanent Chief Executive

    Published: Mon, 16/12/2019 15:08
    Following an external recruitment process, the East of England Ambulance Trust (EEAST) has named Dorothy Hosein as its permanent Chief Executive. Dorothy has been Interim CEO since joining EEAST on 1 November 2018. Dorothy has extensive experience as a senior healthcare leader. Before joining EEAST she also delivered quality, performance and
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  • Simon's Wedding Cars reach the finals of the East of England Regional Awards

    Published: Fri, 15/11/2019 09:17
    Simon's White Wedding Cars are thrilled to announce that we have reached the finals of the East of England Regional Awards.One of eight regional categories in the Wedding Industry Awards, which celebrates the achievements of the various businesses within the UK wedding industry, the East of England Regional is one of the most competitive, so we are
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  • Small-scale farms 'would solve' environment crisis, group says

    Published: Fri, 12/07/2019 13:08
    Academics have called for more people to be 'brought back onto the land' in a bid to encourage sustainable small-scale farming post-Brexit. They say that buying up land for allotments and getting more people involved in local food production initiatives would help solve the environmental crisis. It is part of a new briefing unveiled today by the
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  • Waitrose wins 'Best Retailer' for farm animal welfare

    Published: Wed, 03/07/2019 10:23
    Compassion in World Farming said Waitrose is a 'true leader' in animal welfare in Europe. Waitrose has won Best Retailer at the 2019 Compassion in World Farming Awards for the third year running. The award ceremony recognises and rewards producers, manufacturers and retailers across the world for working in a 'sustainable and responsible' way.
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  • EEAST Director of Clinical Quality and Improvement appointed as CEO of College of Paramedics

    Published: Tue, 02/07/2019 13:02
    Tracy Nicholls, Director of Clinical Quality and Improvement, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the College of Paramedics. Tracy has more than 20 years' experience in the ambulance service. Starting her career in Beds and Herts Ambulance Service, she progressed to station manager at Luton, before moving to the Head of Training at the
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  • People living with dementia are being supported with a knitted aid

    Published: Fri, 21/06/2019 16:17
    People living with dementia are being supported with a knitted aid for sensory stimulation. East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust is working with volunteers to produce the Twiddlemuff. The knitted handmuff is decorated with buttons and ribbons internally and externally, which allows patients living with dementia to have visual and sensory
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  • Life-saving initiative launches

    Published: Thu, 20/06/2019 16:07
    A new initiative which aims to make sure that people who have suffered a cardiac arrest receive life-saving help as quickly as possible has launched across the region. The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) has joined forces with GoodSAM, which uses an app to alert appropriately trained off-duty frontline staff and community first
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  • Defra unveils three new general licences to control wild birds

    Published: Mon, 17/06/2019 13:12
    Three new general licences to control wild birds in England have been issued today to help farmers prevent serious damage to livestock and crops. Defra's recent call for evidence demonstrated a range of impacts that farmers experienced as a result of the revocation of licences GL04, 05 and 06 in April.
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  • Ambulance trust Chair to move on

    Published: Thu, 13/06/2019 16:21
    Mrs Boulton joined the Trust in March 2014. Since then, she has overseen a great deal of change and a number of improvements at the Trust, including securing additional funding to modernise and transform the estate and invest in extra vehicles and staff. Mrs Boulton also oversaw the launch of the Trust's clinical hub, known as the ECAT, which is
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  • Last few weeks to register your school for Restart A Heart Day 2019

    Published: Fri, 07/06/2019 15:56
    The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) is reminding all secondary schools in the region to sign up to a lifesaving lesson as part of Restart a Heart Day. Staff and volunteers from EEAST will come to the schools on Restart A Heart day, held on Wednesday, 16th October and teach students the essential life-saving skill cardiopulmonary
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  • Farmers have 'huge role' to play in combating climate change

    Published: Thu, 06/06/2019 16:07
    Farmers and land managers have a 'huge role' to play in combating climate change and enhancing the environment, industry leaders have said. With Brexit and resulting changes to agricultural legislation looming, speakers highlighted how it is vital that the government - and the public - recognise the role farmers play.
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  • Survey highlights public's worrying lack of dairy knowledge

    Published: Wed, 05/06/2019 16:09
    A new survey has highlighted a worrying lack of knowledge when it comes to the public understanding the health benefits of dairy products. One finding suggests two-thirds of British people wrongly think there is more than 10 percent fat in whole milk, which contains less than 4 percent. The YouGov survey, created on behalf of Arla Foods UK, also
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  • Farmers call for action to protect Fens from climate change

    Published: Mon, 20/05/2019 16:26
    Predictions of sea level rises of up to one metre by 2080 mean it is crucial flood defences in the Fens are both maintained and improved. Farmers have called for strong action to ensure food production in the Fens is protected in an area vulnerable to climate change. The importance of Fenland farming in eastern England has been put in the spotlight
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  • Ambulance service mark Dementia Action Week with 2,000 staff trained

    Published: Fri, 17/05/2019 16:01
    Over 2,000 of the region's ambulance service staff have been trained to provide better support for patients and their families that are living with or touched by dementia. The figure has been announced in the run-up to Dementia Action Week (May 20-26th). Staff at East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) are aiming to be recognised as a
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  • British strawberries hit shelves early due to warmer weather

    Published: Thu, 16/05/2019 16:07
    British strawberries are now on supermarket shelves in abundance thanks to the milder winter and warmer spring. Recent weather has helped to speed up flowering and ripening as the strawberry season gets underway earlier than usual. Berries have the biggest market share of all fruit grown in the UK, making up an impressive 24.5 percent, and this has
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  • Retailers pledge to halve food waste by 2030

    Published: Wed, 15/05/2019 16:19
    Leading retailers including Tesco and Sainsbury's will pledge to help halve food waste by 2030, Michael Gove has announced. Major supermarkets will join around 300 other businesses and individuals at a symposium on Monday 13 May to adopt new food waste goals. Businesses throw away food worth an estimated £5 billion and £15 billion is wasted from
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  • Up to 12 young people needed to represent NFU for one year

    Published: Mon, 06/05/2019 09:19
    A new programme has launched which offers the chance for young people to represent the National Farmers' Union for one year. The year-long ambassador programme is designed to give young people an opportunity to become an influential part of the farming industry. Open to people aged between 18 and 26, they will represent the NFU at various events
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  • Sudbury and Suffolk: Public encouraged to shop at farmers' markets to reduce plastic

    Published: Mon, 08/04/2019 16:38
    The public have been encouraged to shop at their local farm shop and farmers' market to help reduce the country's plastic use. The amount of plastic waste generated annually in the UK is estimated to be nearly 5 million tonnes, according to statistics by WRAP. Most families throw away about 40kg of plastic per year, which could otherwise be
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  • Wildlife-friendly farming leads to increase in key bee species

    Published: Mon, 01/04/2019 13:17
    Government-subsidised schemes that encourage farmers to plant more wildflowers has led to an increase in key bee species, according to a new study. The research, led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, measured the presence of 353 wild bee and hoverfly species across the UK, from 1980 to 2013. It found an increase in key bee species responsible
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  • Farmers and celebrity chefs to raise profile of mixed weight eggs

    Published: Thu, 14/03/2019 13:17
    Farmers have asked the public and celebrity chefs to help raise the profile of medium and mixed weight free range eggs to support what hens produce naturally. Farmers have repeatedly urged consumers to put a stop to their obsession with using large eggs and instead use a range of sizes. Only half the eggs an average hen lays in its lifetime will be
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