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NHS staffing fears across eastern region over EU nationals leaving after Brexit vote

A Cambridgeshire Doctor says he's concerned that increasing numbers of EU nationals are leaving NHS hospitals since the Brexit vote.

New figures also show that fewer doctors and nurses are joining to replace them.

The news comes just days after the Care Quality Commission said the NHS faces a "precarious" future due to rising vacancy rates.

Watch the report below by ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper


Farmers welcome post-Brexit subsidies proposal

Farmers have given a cautious welcome to plans for radical changes to the financial support they receive from the Government.

The Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, says farmers will have to prove they're committed to environmental issues before receiving any form of subsidy after Brexit.

New Conservative MEP appointed for East of England

The East of England has a new Conservative Euro MP after the previous one was elected to the House of Commons as MP for Chelmsford.

Businessman John Flack has taken his seat at the European Parliament which sits in Strasbourg and Brussels.

Vicky Ford won in Chelmsford in the General Election and can't sit in both parliaments so had to stand down as an MEP. That means the next Conservative candidate on the party list at the last European election in 2013 is appointed as a replacement.

John Flack has been appointed the new Conservative MEP for the East of England.

“I was born and bred in the region and my family can be traced back here for 14 generations as farmers on the Essex/Cambridgeshire border. It really is a privilege to represent my home region which I know so well.”

“This is a crucial time for the East of England as we try to make the most the opportunities that leaving the European Union presents us. As an MEP I will work towards achieving the best deal for the region.”

– John Flack MEP

The East of England is represented by two other Conservative MEPs in the European Parliament; Geoffrey Van Orden and David Campbell Bannerman.


Budget airline Wizz Air opens its first base at Luton airport

Budget airline Wizz Air has opened its first base in the UK at Luton airport.

The low-cost airline has been flying from Luton since 2004 and says there's been no drop in trade since the Brexit vote.

Watch a video report by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Beecroft

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