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Walk-in centre opens at crisis-hit Grantham hospital

A walk-in centre for patients needing emergency care opens this evening at the crisis-hit Grantham and district hospital.

Community protest held earlier this month over closure of A & E department Credit: ITV Yorkshire

It follows concern - and a community protest earlier this month - at the trial closure of the hospitals A and E department overnight because of a shortage of doctors.

The new centre is open for people needing urgent treatment to minor injuries seven days a week between half past six and half past eleven.

The Lincolnshire Hospital Trust says the service is not a replacement for the A&E department and that it is trying to recruit more doctors .

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Protest due to take place against overnight closure of Grantham A&E

Hundreds of people are expected to take part in a protest march in Lincolnshire, against the temporary overnight closure of Grantham's A and E unit.

Grantham Accident and Emergency department will close overnight tonight for the first time Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Campaigners say they are angry that they now face travelling for more than 50 minutes to access treatment.

The hospital trust behind the decision though says it's been made to protect patient safety.

Missing bank card used to withdraw cash in Grantham

Credit: Lincolnshire Police

An appeal has been issued after a missing bank card was used to withdraw cash in Grantham.

Police has released CCTV images of two men they need to speak to in relation to the missing Post Office Bank Card which was used in the Post Office in Princess Drive, Grantham on the 11th and 12th of August.

Officers believe the men can help with their inquiries. In total £780 was withdrawn from the victim's account.

If you recognise either of these two men, or you are one of those pictured, please call 101 quoting incident 404 of 19 August.

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