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Grantham A & E campaigners meet health secretary

Campaigners fighting against the overnight closure of Grantham's A and E department say they are feeling more positive about its future after a meeting with the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

But it comes after the Chief Executive of United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust revealed on Calendar last night that he can't guarantee the town's unit will reopen in full this year, due to a shortage of doctors. Kate Hemingway reports.

Police appeal after woman's purse is stolen in Grantham

Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire Police want to speak to two men after the theft of a woman's purse in Grantham.

The incident happened in Aldi on South Parade on Monday 10 October.

Police say a woman was shopping with her son when she was the victim of a distraction theft in which her purse was stolen.

Detectives believe the two men pictured in the CCTV image released may be able to assist them with their inquiries.


Grantham A&E campaigners travelling to London for national protest over NHS cuts

Campaigners who want 24-hour A and E services reinstated at Grantham Hospital are travelling to London as part of a national protest over cuts to the health service.

Campaigners at an earlier protest Credit: ITV Yorkshire

It is after overnight closures were introduced in August because of a shortage of doctors in the county. Campaigners from across the country are gathering in Trafalgar Square.

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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