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Thousands sign petition over plans to move maternity services

Fears have been voiced by mothers-to-be and families as hospital bosses consider moving maternity services from Boston to Lincoln - 37 miles away .

The Trust in charge at Boston is trying to plug a £60 million deficit and ensure services remain safe - but thousands have signed a petition to keep the unit where it is. Here's Kate Hemingway's report.


Thousands sign petition to stop Lincs hospital services downgrade

Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for services at a Lincolnshire hospital not to be downgraded.

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Campaigners say plans to shift maternity services from Boston's Pilgrim Hospital to Lincoln - and downgrade the Accident and Emergency unit will put lives at risk.

More than three thousand people have now signed a petition hoping for the matter to be discussed in parliament.

Snooker promoter visits Sheffield hospice

Bluebell Wood Hospice's famous benefactor Barry Hearn will pay a visit there today.

Barry Hearn has firged a relationship with Bluebell Wood Hospice

The head of World Snooker has encouraged a partnership between the World Snooker Championships - taking place in Sheffield at the moment - and the charity.

Proceeds from collections at the competition will go to the city's hospice.


Junior doctors begin two-day strike

Junior doctors in the region began a two-day walkout earlier today, joining colleagues across the country in an unprecedented strike.

It is the first time they have failed to provide emergency care.

It meant thousands of operations were cancelled, with senior staff stepping in to provide critical care. Sally Simpson reports.

Click below to watch Sally Simpson's report

Junior doctors justify taking unprecedented stance

Striking junior doctors are coming to the end of the first of a two-day walk out, in a dispute with the Government over new contracts. These junior doctors on the picket lines at both Leeds General Infirmary and Hull Royal Infirmary explain why they have taken the unprecedented stance.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says the junior doctors are being offered a 'very fair deal'.

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