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The NHS is to appeal against a High Court ruling over controversial plans to streamline children's heart surgery services across the country.
The move, which is the latest in a bitter row over the issue, was condemned as a "waste of time and taxpayers' money" by campaign group Save Our Surgery.
It follows a successful challenge against the suggested closure of the unit at Leeds General Infirmary at London's High Court last month, when Mrs Justice Nicola Davies declared the decision-making process "legally flawed".
An NHS spokesman said:
The controversial decision, if it stands, means the closure of the Leeds unit as well as those at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester and London's Royal Brompton.