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Hundreds brave the rain to show their support for the NHS

Campaigns, health staff and unions marched together. Credit: ITV News Central
Protestors were marching against what they claim is a 'gradual destruction' of the service. Credit: ITV News Central
Protestors were calling for better pay to NHS staff and more money to ensure the service stays free. Credit: ITV News Central

NHS Nottingham march to take place

Hundreds are expected to march in Nottingham today in defence of NHS services. Credit: PA Wire

Hundreds are expected to march in Nottingham today in defence of NHS services.

Marchers will meet at the Forest Recreation Ground, before heading to Old Market Square to hold a rally.

Since we last met in Nottingham we have seen a continuation of a National Health Service under strain.

Longer waiting times, queuing ambulances and threats of cuts and closures have increased.

– Rehana Azam, organiser

Prime Minister David Cameron has praised his party's record on the NHS, saying that instead of broken promises on funding, he's kept them.

He said: "We've increased [NHS] spending by over 12.7bn pounds ...We got rid of 20,000 bureaucrats in the NHS and put that money into 9,000 more doctors and 7,000 more nurses."

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Man suffers cardiac arrest on Herefordshire golf course

A man has died after suffering a cardiac arrest on a golf course. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man has died after suffering a cardiac arrest on a golf course in Wormsley, Herefordshire this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the golf club around 10am, where a golfer had been taken ill on the tenth hole.

Two ambulance crews, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended.

There was a defibrillator in the clubhouse which someone went to get and club members performed CPR while ambulance crews were en-route.

When crews arrived, they continued attempts to try to resuscitate him but despite all those best efforts of everyone involved, he was confirmed dead at the scene.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Have you taken tablets like these?

Staffordshire Police are warning people not to take tablets which look like this - after four teenagers in Cheshire became very ill. They took similar tablets in a Chester nightclub on Friday night. They are believed to be ecstasy.

They have caused serious illness and death elsewhere in the country.

The tablet is red and yellow and printed with the letters 'UBS'

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