The number of people caring unpaid for friends or family members has now reached 6.5million across the country.
Monday will be the start of Carers Week, aiming to raise awareness about those who spend much of their lives caring for someone else, and the problems they face.
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Two British schoolchildren seriously injured in a coach crash on the Swiss border remain in hospital in France.
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West Midlands officers who helped save the life of a father after he collapsed while running have been reunited with the grateful jogger.