The number of days lost through stress-related sickness has risen by 70% among East of England public sector workers over five years, the BBC has found.

The days lost through sickness are costing public services millions of pounds a year.

Unions have said that public sector cuts, which have led to thousands of job losses, are part of the reason for the increase.

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