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More recruitment for East Midlands Ambulance Service

EMAS want people to apply for their new vacancies Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

East Midlands Ambulance Service have 50 new frontline staff joining them this week but say a big recruitment drive is still underway.

Around 200 vacancies are on offer for Emergency Care Assistants and Trainee Technicians - with the services saying extra staff will help improve their performance.

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Concern growing for the future of Alexandra Hospital

Those at the rally today said they were deeply concerned about the future of the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Worcestershire.

Hundreds marched through the streets to show support for the 'Save the Alex' campaign.

The future of the A&E department and maternity services are still uncertain.

Campaigners want to highlight how important the issue is to the local area and will be at the forefront of politicians minds after the election.

Lee Comley reports.

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