A conference looking at how use education to eradicate female genital mutilation is taking place in Leicester today.Read the full story ›
Sutty from the Pets as Therapy charity is one popular visitor on the Children's wards, helping brighten up the day for poorly patients.Read the full story ›
An investigation is underway after the wrong body was cremated at the funeral of West Midlands MEP Philip Bradbourn.Read the full story ›
A mother from Birmingham says her disabled son can't leave the house because the NHS has refused to pay for the equipment he needs.
Fourteen-year-old Hamid Hussain from Erdington has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and needs a machine to help him breathe.
Because he doesn't have a portable one he is effectively house bound.
Hamid's 19-year-old brother Ahmed, who has the same condition, did get funding for a 'cough-assist' machine, meaning he can enjoy more freedom, doing the things other teenagers do. The NHS says it does not 'routinely commission' the machines. Chris Halpin reports.
The minor injuries units at Leominster and Ross-on-Wye are to close this week so staff can help out at Hereford County Hospital's A&E.Read the full story ›
Pilgrim Hospital in Boston in Lincolnshire has closed three wards and restricted admission to two because patients and staff have symptoms of norovirus.
The closures are a precaution to prevent further spread of the virus.
The wards will reopen once patients have been discharged and the area has been free from symptoms of the winter vomiting bug for up to 72 hours.
The hospital remains open.
Plans to create more specialist roles to support breastfeeding mothers in Leicestershire have been announced.
More than 1,000 people had signed a petition fearing potential cuts to breastfeeding services.
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust says it's working towards increasing local support, following a consultation into parents needs.
Nancy Cole reports:
A group which says it has no confidence in the Trust running the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch will protest outside the board's meeting in Kidderminster this morning.
It comes weeks after all of the hospital's A&E consultants resigned.
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said it was already looking for replacements.
But local MP Karen Lumley says she is confident the Trust will recover from the resignation of four A&E consultants.
It is estimated that it is present in 90% of all public sector housing and schools as well as people's homes.Read the full story ›
Lincoln Council has announced that it is to ban the use of legal highs in the city centre.
It is the first place in the UK to ban the substances. The ban will come into place on April 1st.
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