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The Leaders Debate on ITV tonight - Decide for yourself

The Leaders Debate studio Credit: ITV News Anglia

You can give your own judgement on what the leaders say in tonight's debate on ITV by using our hashtags.

You can react to the ?#?leadersdebate? tonight in real time - and let everyone know what you think of the answers in real time ?#?ratethedebate

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1,000 defibrillators delivered to shops, schools and libraries across the region

A thousand defibrillators have been delivered across the region by the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) over the last three months. The trust launched the £800,000 pound scheme in January.

Example of a defibrillator kit Credit: ITV News Anglia

Since January the machines have been installed in village halls, shops, sports clubs, schools and libraries.

263 have been delivered in Norfolk, 195 in Essex, 180 in Suffolk, 175 in Cambridgeshire, 94 in Hertfordshire and 93 in Bedfordshire.


Cambridgeshire: Private contractors make way for NHS managers at Hinchingbrooke Hospital

It was supposed to be the flagship of a new era of outsourcing in the NHS but less than three years after taking control the company at the centre has walked away.

Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Cambridgeshire is once again under the control of the National Health Service after the private healthcare business Circle said that they just couldn't make it work.

The Hospital is millions of pounds in deficit and the scheme in tatters.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

Hinchingbrooke Hospital is handed back to NHS

Hinchingbrooke Hospital is handed back to the NHS to run it today Credit: ITV News Anglia

Hinchingbrooke Hospital is being handed back to the NHS to run it from today. It comes after the private company 'Circle' which ran the trust, ended its contract there yesterday.

Bosses say there will be no noticeable change or disruption for staff or patients.

Hinchingbrooke was the UK's only privately run NHS Trust, until the company running it decided to end its contract earlier this year.

"We wanted to achieve this transition quickly and without any disruption to staff or services for patients. The only changes will be to Trust management and we will be welcoming new NHS board members. There will be no change for staff and patients - the hospital will continue to provide the services that are available to patients at the moment, under NHS management."

– Trust Chief Executive, Mr Hisham Abdel-Rahman

General Election 2015: Day One

The election campaign has formally begun with politicians hitting the campaign trail across the East for what's likely to be one of the closest battles for political power in modern times.

Over the next five or so weeks, candidates will be knocking on tens of thousands of doors in the hope they can convince you they're worthy of your vote.

Russell Hookey reports on Day One of the election campaign in the west of the Anglia region...

To see how the Election battle began across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex click on the link below to hear Victoria Lampard's report


Free health checks for men

Getting a free health check Credit: ITV News Anglia

Men across the county of Essex have been getting free health checks.

Dozens turned up at Colchester United's Stadium at the weekend to get everything from blood pressure and prostate checks, to stroke assessments and physiotherapy.

It's run by charity CHAPS. Last year almost a thousand men across the region were screened - some of whom say it saved their life.

To watch a report by Serena Sandhu on this- click on the screen below...

Rutland named as "best rural place to live in Britain"

Rutland Water Credit: PA

Residents living in Rutland apparently have the highest standards of living in rural Britain, after it was declared the country's best rural place to live.

Residents tend to bit fit and well with more than 96% in good health and they enjoy a good climate with less rainfall per year than the national average (681mm as opposed to 879mm.)

The rate of employment and crime were among the many factors taken into account by the annual Halifax Rural Areas Quality of Life Survey.

A number of places in the East of England featured in the survey. Huntingdonshire rose 36 places to number 9, Babergh in Suffolk moved from 42 in 2014 to 11 in 2015.

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