The bill for agency nurses in the East of England has increased by £20 million in the last year.
Figures obtained by the Royal College of Nursing show that spending on agency nurses has doubled at most hospitals in our region, claiming that problems with recruiting are the cause.
There has been a 69% rise in agency nursing expenditure in the east, along with a 26% growth in the number of nursing vacancies too.
West Herts HNS Trust, Colchester NHS Trust and Basildon and Thurrock NHS Trust spent the most, paying nearly £20 million on agency nurses during 2014.
Firefighters from across the East of England will be striking today over a continuing pensions dispute with the Government.
Thousands of members of the Fire Brigades Union are expected to join a lunchtime rally in London before lobbying MPs to support their campaign against changes to pensions and their retirement age.
Fire services will be putting contingency plans into place as normal services will not be run from 7am - for 24 hours.
"If we find that we have a very big incident in Cambridgeshire we have an agreement with FBU that members could return to work voluntarily, we also have arrangements with other services who could provide back-up."
There is a warning that thousands of jobs are under threat because of a dramatic reduction in North Sea oil and gas revenue.
It is likely to have more of an effect on oil production off Scotland, but firms in our region will not be immune from the economic decline.
They are calling on the Government to provide tax breaks to help make the UK energy industry more competitive.
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Unemployment in East Anglia increased by 2,000 in the quarter to December, official figures have revealed.
According to the Office for National Statistics, a total of 156,000 people were unemployed in the region between October and December.
The region's unemployment rate was 5.0% and saw a rise of 1.3% during the period.
Nationwide, unemployment continued to fall, down to a near seven-year low, while a record number of people are in work.
ITV Anglia viewers have been sending in their favourite recipes for pancakes. Here's the one Becky and Jonathan liked the best, from Lawrence Hain for ice cream pancake:
"Make the pancakes then let them go cold. Put ice cream in and make like a sausage roll. Freeze them and and when frozen drop them into hot deep oil for a few seconds. Just before the ice cream starts to melt put on a plate. Pour on a little golden syrup or lemon juice, cut and eat. Lovely"
Fire fighters across the Anglia region will stage another 24 hour strike on Wednesday 25th February.
Members of the Fire Brigades' Union will walk out at 7am in a dispute over pensions. Fire and Rescue Services say plans are being put in place to make sure fire cover across the region is maintained.
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Millions of households across the East are missing out on saving hundreds of pounds a year by sticking with their energy company, according to new government figures.
1.25 million households across the East of England could save around £200 a year by shopping around
Now a new campaign is being launched called the"Power to Switch" campaign, which is encouraging people to do more to find the best energy deals.
You can visit www.BeAnEnergyShopper.com.