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Garden make-over for 8-year-old with spinal condition

The garden is having a complete make-over thanks to the generosity of locals. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Businesses and residents in Buntingford in Hertfordshire have come together to create a wheelchair-friendly garden for an 8 year old girl with a spinal disease.

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Kaylin Banks is suffering from a degenerative condition which means she will soon lose the use of her legs.

After hearing about her battle local landscaper Rob Farrell used social media to get friends, neighbours and professionals to donate supplies and services.

The family say they've been overwhelmed by people's generosity.

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Unfortunately her legs are struggling to carry her body now so obviously wheelchair access will be important for us and that was one of the main things is that she could come and enjoy the garden and be able to be outside.

– Lorraine Banks, Kaylin's mum
Local residents and businesses have been donating goods and time. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Just the kindness of people to come in and help with this project especially for this little one, it's amazing.

– Jay Banks, dad
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United Nations in NHS hospital, but fears for future abound

  • Video report by ITV News' Dani Crawshaw

Staff at one of the region's biggest hospitals have told ITV News Anglia they're anxious about the future.

The Trust which runs Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge employs people from more than 80 different nationalities.

They've been celebrating the diversity of their workforce, but some are worried about issues including Brexit and immigration.

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