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Election Issues Podcast: The Health Service

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Download or listen to our podcast on the issues facing the NHS. Tanya Mercer has been speaking to staff working on the frontline of the health service to find out what they think should be the focus of the next Government.

We'll also be producing podcasts on the economy, education and food and farming.


Pub offers free pint to people who register to vote

The offer is designed as an incentive to get more people to register to vote. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A pub in Norwich has come up an unusual way to encourage people to register to vote in the general election... by offering them a free pint.

The offer is specifically for those who have not yet registered, but sign up before the deadline at midnight tonight.

Benjamin Thompson, landlord of The Plasterers Arms, said a several people have claimed their free drinks.

A number people have already claimed their free drink at The Plasterers Arms in Norwich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I think it's really important that people that people use the vote that they have and express their voice.

"We're not a political organisation, but we're a trusted community business, and because we're talking about it, people are pricking up their ears and thinking maybe it is worth something."

– Benjamin Thompson, Landlord, The Plasterers Arms

Ukip leader insists party can win again in Clacton

He was visiting the Essex seaside in his battle bus. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The Ukip leader says he is optimistic the party will hang on to its one and only seat at Clacton, despite being wiped out in the recent county council elections.

Paul Nuttall visited the Essex seaside resort yesterday (May 20).He insisted Ukip still has a role in British politics even though the country has already voted to leave Europe.

  • Watch Malcolm Robertson’s report.


ITV News Anglia's Election 2017 school debate programme

  • Watch the full debate between Thomas Gainsborough students and politicians

Students at the Thomas Gainsborough school in Suffolk were given the chance to question politicians from all the major parties as the General Election gets closer.

We've been trying to assess just how engaged the younger generation in our region is with the political process.

Less than half of those eligible between the age of 18 to 24 voted in the last election and the number of school leavers on the electoral roll has dropped by more than a quarter in three years.

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