Patients and visitors will be able to park for free at Nottingham's hospitals this Christmas.
The car park barriers will stay up at the Queen's Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital from midnight on Christmas Eve to midnight on Boxing Day.
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust says it's meant to be a 'gesture of goodwill'.
A record number of new nurses will soon be joining wards at Solihull, Heartlands and Good Hope Hospitals.
The Heart of England NHS Trust has just taken on a hundred and sixty nurses.
It's hoped the new recruits will boost morale and reduce the use of agency and temporary staff.
An inspection team says two hospitals in Leicester require improvement. The CQC says the trust which runs the Leicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General hospitals needs to address safety issues.
But they add that overall the trust is providing services which are safe, caring and well-led. The trust says it is tracking the problems raised and agrees some issues require improvement'.
Car parking charges are to increase at Nottingham's hospitals from 1 May 2013.
The price of two-hour, four-hour and 24-hour tariffs will rise by 10p for patients and visitors parking at Queen's Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital.
Daniel Mortimer from the Trust says,
"By funding our car parks and free Medilink bus service from the income we make from car parking charges, we protect NHS money for patient care....Increasing our charges is never going to be a popular decision.
"But the reality is that we, along with other hospitals and public sector organisations, face tough financial challenges and decisions."
A survey by the Nursing Times has found that over half of nurses believe their concerns about patient care are being ignored.
It follows the Francis Report which criticised Stafford Hospital for "appalling standards of care".
Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter said,
The son of a man who died after he was given ten times the recommended dose of painkillers by a German doctor says it's imperative all medics can speak English.
Stuart Gray, from Worcestershire, has welcomed today's announcement that more stringest measures will be put in place to make sure all doctors can speak English.
The son of a man who died from a fatal overdose given by a foreign doctor, has told ITV News that he welcomes new language measures.
Dr Stuart Gray's father died in 2008, after a German doctor – who had already failed an English test – gave him ten times the required amount of painkillers for kidney pain.
"It's common sense. This is five years too late, but at least action is now being taken," said Dr Stuart Gray.
Those coming to the UK from outside the EU already face strict language tests. However, new measures will mean all doctors wanting to practice in the UK will now need to pass a language assessment.
The new checks were announced after cases in which foreign doctors were said to have provided sub-standard care.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited their namesake city Cambridge today for the first time since the Queen conferred the Dukedom on the couple on their wedding day last year.
William and Kate made their way to Peterborough City Hospital to officially open the £289 million facility in Bretton.
Kate was wearing a a grey Belli coat from Maxmara (£980), and brown suede Aquatalia ankle boots. She was also sporting a new haircut as she has had a heavy fringe cut into her famous brown locks.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on their way to Peterborough this afternoon.
They are currently in Cambridge greeting crowds there.