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Shocking scale of domestic abuse revealed

The shocking scale of domestic abuse in Lincolnshire has been revealed at a conference, where delegates heard that police responded to 10,000 call outs last year.

Safeguarding professionals met in Lincoln to discuss what more can be done to tackle the problem and help those affected. A number of victims have also been speaking out, including a man who suffered serious domestic abuse. WARNING: you may find some of the details and pictures in Kate Hemingway's report distressing from the start.


NHS call handler says service is 'dangerously short-staffed'

A Derbyshire call-handler who worked for the NHS 111 hotline claims the service is dangerously short staffed.

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Irsah Tahir from Derby says often there is only one nurse on call to cover an area of over 2 million people.

Derbyshire Health United say they offer an effective and well led service which performed within NHS guidelines.

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Chesterfield marathon to raise money for Kids 'n' Cancer

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Runners will be pounding the streets of Chesterfield today as they take part in the Chesterfield and Derbyshire marathon. There will also be a half marathon, fun run and a relay race, where four competitors take a share of the course.

The event will once again be in support of children's charity Kids 'n' Cancer, along with other local charities and good causes.

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Calls for clinical trials after cement hip operation death

The family of a 75-year-old woman from Moseley in Birmingham who died after suffering an adverse reaction while having a controversial hip repair operation is calling for an end to the procedure.

Suzanne Wolffe broke her hip while on an outpatients visit to the QE Hospital in Birmingham in May, but suffered a cardiac arrest after surgical cement was used to repair her thigh bone.

Today, an inquest recorded a verdict of accidental death, saying the surgical team was not at fault. But Mrs Wolffe's family has called for clinical trials into the safety of the procedure. Chris Halpin reports.

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