Providing care for those in extreme old age, and with serious long-term health problems, is one of the major challenges facing society – especially for an area like East Anglia which has a disproportionately high number of older people.
The ageing of the population – with more people living into extreme old age and suffering from illnesses and conditions associated with that – has led to a major change in the profile of care home residents.
We all know that the Labour leadership election isn’t the most exciting political event of the year, but I must admit the attempts to liven it up have at least got me thinking about what would happen if we get a Jeremy Corbyn victory.
Last week’s House of Commons statement on the future of Network Rail has set alarm bells ringing for many people on the future of the “Norwich in 90, Ipswich in 60” campaign to speed up services on the Great Eastern Main Line.
So now we know the four candidates who are competing to be the next Labour leader, and I must admit I’m struggling to work out whether any of them has the “X-Factor” needed to make the leap from party leader to prime minister.