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£15m pig super-farm plans to go on public view

The super-farm would cost £15 million to build Credit: ITV News Central

Revised plans to build a £15 million pound pig super-farm in Derbyshire will go on public view today.

The farm at Foston would be the biggest in the UK and would house 25,000 animals.

The proposed site at Foston Credit: ITV News Central

Original plans put forward in 2009 were rejected.

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Stafford Hospital protest camp to stage walking protest

Around 500 people from the camp protesting outside Stafford Hospital are expected to stage a walking protest later as the Clinical Commissioning Group hold their Annual General Meeting.

The camp outside Stafford Hospital in July Credit: ITV News Central

They are walking just over a mile from the protest camp to the Beacon International Centre.

Members of Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group will use the meeting to report back on their first year as a statutory body and address some of the future challenges facing the NHS both locally and nationally.

Calls for independent review into abuse allegations at children's care homes in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has called for an independent review to be carried out 'as soon as practically possible' into allegations of physical and sexual abuse at children's care homes in the county.

In July, police said they were investigating claims that residents were abused by staff at the council-run Beechwood Children's Home in Mapperly which closed down in 2006.

Police also confirmed they were investigating three other children's homes - Bracken House in Bulwell, Ranskill Gardens in Bestwood and Wood Nook in Beechdale.

Paddy Tipping says he is talking to the local Safeguarding Boards on the best way forward.

Nottinghamshire Police said they had no comment to make.

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Islamic centre a tribute to Leicester house fire victims

A bereaved husband and father, whose family were killed in an arson attack in Leicester, says a new Islamic centre is a fitting tribute to his wife and three children.

Dr Muhammad Taufiq Sattar's family were wrongly targeted in a revenge attack on their house last year. He lives permanently in Dublin where he works as a neuro-surgeon.

He spoke exclusively to Rajiv Popat and showed him the new centre which he's opened in their memory.

Mosque and school opens in memory of Leicester house fire victims

A bereaved husband and father, whose family were killed in an arson attack in Leicester, says a new Islamic centre is a fitting tribute to his wife and three children.

Dr Muhammad Taufiq Sattar's family were wrongly targeted in a revenge attack on their house in Wood Hill last year.

He has opened a mosque and school in their memory in Dublin.

Consultation into congenital heart surgery begins

A three month consultation into how congenital heart surgery is delivery by University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has begun.

An event is being held by NHS England in Leicester next month for people to find out more about the New Congenital Heart Disease Review. The review was launched in June last year after the ‘Safe and Sustainable’ Review collapsed. Patients, families and the public will also be able to comment and provide feedback at the event on October 24.

Glenfield Hospital in Leicester Credit: Rui Vieira/PA

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who supported our service and fought against ‘Safe and Sustainable’, which threatened to leave the East Midlands without a children’s heart surgery centre. Without this support, the new review would not have been commissioned and we might not have the bright future we have now.

We welcome NHS England's up front approach and encourage as many people as possible from across the East Midlands to attend this event in Leicester. It is important that those who have supported our service and fought hard to keep it open understand what NHS England is proposing and how the service will be delivered.”

– Giles Peek, consultant cardiothoracic surgeon for Leicester’s Hospitals
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