John Mann the Bassetlaw Labour MP has criticised plans to have a two tier A&E service. He says it would down grade hospital care in rural areas
Shayne Ward super fan Micky Zulla, who has raised thousands to get the X Factor winner to perform tonight in Nottingham in a charity gig for the British Heart Foundation, says she's 'excited beyond words' about tonight's show.
Helena Mair from the British Heart Foundation says fundraisers like Micky Zulla, who's organised tonight's the Shayne Ward performance in Nottingham, are the 'lifeblood' of the charity, providing money for it to do the work it needs to do.
Speaking ahead of a performance in Nottingham tonight, X Factor winner Shayne Ward has tipped Leicester prison officer Sam Bailey for success in this year's competition.
Sam Bailey, who works at Gartree prison near Market Harborough, wowed judges by singing "Who's Lovin You" and is through to boot camp.
X Factor winner Shayne Ward is performing in Nottingham tonight at a gig organised to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
Die hard fan Micky Zulla, 41, from Gedling, organised the performance to raise awareness for the charity, as she herself has a pacemaker fitted and her mother has a congenital heart condition.
Shayne won the ITV show in the second series of the X Factor in 2005, and has sold over 3 million albums worldwide.
Miss Zulla had to borrow nearly £5000 from her family and friends to secure the singer for tonight's gig at the Rescue Rooms on Goldsmith Street. There are still tickets left, priced at £20 each.
A 6 year old girl has been a given a national award for being an inspirational child.
Madison Kirk has had to undergo months of chemotherapy and surgery after being diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma.
Madison, who lives in Grantham in Lincolnshire, was picked from hundred of nominations from across the UK.
She will pick up her award in London next month.
A woman from Leicestershire has created an award to acknowledge the outstanding care her mum received at the end of her life.
Hazel Long hopes the "Nancy Awards" will help families choose a residential home for their relatives, and recognise hard working carers.
The chief executive of the Care Quality Commission, David Behan, has spoken about measures that have been put in place to increase confidence in health and social health care services.
He said: "We haven't stood still, we have made progress and we're determined we will continue to make progress.
"Then we can get on with the job that we've been asked to do which is to ensure that people gain access to high quality services."
MPs have said that the Care Quality Commission was weakened last year when the body failed to address issues raised by whistleblower board member Kay Sheldon.
She had voiced concerns about poor leadership and safety breaches at the health regulator but the CQC "failed to address and act on them".
In August, The Independent reported allegations that the outgoing chair of the regular, Dame Jo Williams had attempted to discredit Ms Sheldon by casting doubts about her mental health.
The newspaper said that Dame Williams had commissioned an occupational health doctor to psychiatrically assess Ms Sheldon without her knowledge.
A report concluded Ms Sheldon, who has a history of depression, was possibly suffering from "paranoid schizophrenia" although the doctor never met her and spoke to her briefly on the phone.
She said: “I am very open about my mental health problems, but it feels like they tried to use it against me".
Dame Williams also wrote to the then Health Secretary Andrew Lansley requesting that Ms Sheldon be removed from the board.
However, he later decided that she should stay after she started legal action.