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Young people told – become a care worker

Image copyright Provided by govt press officeImage caption Bradley McKenzie used to work as a fitness instructor, but now provides care to people with mental health and alcohol problems Young people in England are being targeted by the government in a bid to recruit thousands of more care workers. The Every Day is Different campaign […]

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Essex baby’s spine ‘repaired’ in the womb

Image copyright Bethan SimpsonImage caption Bethan Simpson’s unborn baby had foetal repair surgery at 24 weeks’ gestation An unborn baby has had surgery on her spine while she was still in her mother’s womb. Bethan Simpson, 26, from Maldon, Essex, was told her unborn daughter Eloise had spina bifida at her 20-week scan. Mrs Simpson […]

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Knife crime: 1,000 young victims hospitalised last year

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPC Rob Pedley: “You’re carrying the county’s number one murder weapon” More than 1,000 10 to 19-year-olds were admitted to hospital with knife wounds in 2017/18. The figure, from NHS England, reveal a 54% rise in the number of children and teenagers treated for injuries from knives […]