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Fears for the future of social care in the face of funding cuts

A video report by Malcolm Robertson:

There are fears for the future of social care in our region because of big cuts cuts in council funding.

On Monday, there'll be protests outside Norfolk County Council where councillors are expected to approve significant reductions in their budgets.

Essex and Suffolk have also had to wrestle with difficult decisions because of reduced financial support from the Government.

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Tributes to mark 75th anniversary of Fall of Singapore

Regiments from East Anglia were involved in the surrender. Credit: ITV News Anglia / Imperial War Museum

Today marks 75 years since British forces suffered a huge defeat to the Japanese in Singapore during the Second World War.

Around 80,000 British and Allied soldiers were taken prisoner in what has become known as the 'Fall of Singapore.'

Regiments from East Anglia were involved in the surrender.

Many captured soldiers were forced to endure horrendous conditions in Japanese prisoner of war camps.

Credit: Imperial War Museum

"A lot of them would bottle it up and never spoke about it. It affected different people in different ways.

"But certainly it had a massive, massive effect on East Anglia - disproportionate to any of the other fighting in the war."

– Taff Gillingham, Military historian

Reward offered for information on 2 men wanted in connection with 70 burglaries

A £2,000 reward is being offered for information on two suspected burglars thought to be responsible for more than 20 high value steals across Norfolk and Suffolk.

The money, is being put forward by Crimestoppers in the hunt for 25-year-old Matthew Bryan and 26 year old Lee Heane.

Police believe they're hiding in hotels and BnBs having allegedly committed more than 70 crimes spanning 7 counties.

"Burglary is a crime that causes immense distress to victims, which is why it is always taken so seriously. Not only is it the shock of having intruders in your own home, but it is the theft of sentimental items that can be particularly traumatic.

We ask anyone who might know the whereabouts of Bryan or Heane to contact us anonymously by phone on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No-one will ever know that you spoke to us and you will never have to give a statement to police or go to court."

– Liam Duffy, Crimestoppers’ Regional Manager

Queen Elizabeth Hospital names new Chief Executive

Jon Green will start in May. Credit: Queen Elizabeth Hospital

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn has appointed a new Chief Executive.

Jon Green will officially join the Trust in May, where he'll take over from Dorothy Hosein who resigned last October.

Mr Green currently works at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

I am excited by the opportunity to help QEH at such an important stage in its recovery and to lead the organisation as it strives to deliver high quality healthcare.

I am really looking forward to bringing some of my experiences from elsewhere and working with all staff to develop an organisation that we and our community can be proud of.

– Jon Green
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