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Nurse and senior lady in a care home

Warning of shortage of workers as cost of care rises sharply in region

People are shunning jobs in social care to work in supermarkets, leaving a shortfall in the army of workers needed to look after us in old age, it has been warned.

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The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

NNUH chair expects deficit of £12.5m at end of financial year

The chair of Norfolk’s biggest hospital is expecting its deficit to grow to £12.5m – nearly £3m more than the 2014/15 financial year.

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Community First responder Tara Fiske from Hickling

Hickling mum called into action just hours after qualifying as community lifesaver

A Hickling mum has demonstrated the importance of life saving volunteers after attending her first medical emergency just hours after qualifying.

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Care home costs are more than double the average pension. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Care homes in East of England are now most expensive in UK costing £34,000 a year

The East of England has overtaken the South East to become the region with the most expensive care homes for the first time, averaging £33,800 per year.

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Christine Williams who believes her daughter Helen was born with severe brain damage and epilepsy because of two pregnancy test pills she was prescribed in the 1960s.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Mother searches for answers as inquiry is launched into disabilities caused by pregnancy tests

A mother who believes her daughter’s disability was caused by pregnancy test tablets is urging people to back a campaign set up to highlight alleged failings by pharmaceutical companies.

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