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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A 17-year-old boy has been found guilty of murder after a 22-year-old man was stabbed to death in Bartley Green last year.
The woman was attacked and raped in a residential area of Ilkeston in Derbyshire.