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Protest over Bassetlaw children's ward closures

Bassetlaw Hospital Credit: ITV News Central

Protesters are gathering at Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop this morning over proposals to close the children's ward during the night. The Trust behind the move says the closure is because of safety reasons and staff shortages.

However, many parents in the region are concerned they'll now have to drive up to 20 miles to other hospitals for out of hours care.

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Jewish voters have deserted Labour, says John Mann

John Mann MP said the anti-Semitism row could 'define Jeremy Corbyn's leadership'. Credit: PA

Jewish voters have deserted Labour in the wake of the anti-Semitism row, John Mann MP has said.

Mr Mann, who confronted Ken Livingstone over comments he made about Hitler, said Labour should have been enjoying a "landslide" victory.

He told the BBC: "It is clear that the Jewish vote, which for generations in families has been Labour, has gone against Labour tonight. We have seen that in Bury, we have seen it in Glasgow, I think we will see it tomorrow in parts of London.

"This is a huge challenge, it's going to define Jeremy Corbyn's leadership. He has to lead from the front and get on top of this problem."

But the Labour MP insisted "now is not the time" for any challenge to Mr Corbyn.

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