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Norovirus outbreak at Nottinghamshire hospital

Two wards are closed and another partially closed to new admissions at Kings Mill Hospital in Nottinghamshire after an outbreak of norovirus.

The virus spreads quickly in environments such as hospitals, schools and care homes Credit: ITV News Central

In total 37 patients and nine members of staff at the hospital have been affected by the winter vomiting bug.

The Trust that runs the hospital has issued the following advice to people to help stop the spread of infection:

  • Stay away from hospital if you are suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea;
  • If you visit hospital, wash your hands with soap and water and use the alcohol gel provided.

As a precaution we are asking people not to visit patients on the affected wards unless absolutely necessary. It is unfortunate that we need to take these measures but we wish to protect our patients by restricting the chances of people spreading this infection.

We would like to remind people of the importance of not visiting hospital if they have any symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting, or flu-like symptoms. We are asking all visitors, patients and staff to be extra vigilant in following hand hygiene guidelines, to wash hands thoroughly with soap and water and to use the alcohol gel provided when visiting our wards.

We are continually reviewing the situation and will reopen the affected wards as soon as possible.

– Susan Bowler, Executive Director of Nursing and Quality

OFSTED: St Edmund Campion Primary in Nottinghamshire 'continues to have serious weaknesses'

Inspectors have told a troubled primary school in Nottinghamshire that it continues to have serious weaknesses and its plan of action to improve is "not fit for purpose".

Ofsted says St Edmund Campion Primary in West Bridgford has not made enough progress since its last inspection.

The headteacher, Dorothy Longley, resigned earlier this month just before she was due to face a disciplinary hearing.

South Nottingham Catholic Academy Trust, which runs the school, says inspectors are due back in the spring when they expect to be "well on the way" to coming out of serious weaknesses.

Final trackwork has been completed on tram line

The final piece of track on the new tram line to Beeston and Chilwell in Nottingham has been laid.

Work to build the tracks began more than a year and a half ago Credit: PA

Work to build the tracks began more than a year and a half ago and businesses along the line said they were struggling to cope with the disruption.

The new service opens to the public next year.

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Major Derby commuter route to open long closure

A major commuter route into Derby will be reopened today after more than a year.

A £7m bridge has been built over the Derby-to-Birmingham rail line Credit: ITV News Central

London Road has been closed while a new seven million pound bridge has been built over the main Derby-to-Birmingham rail line.

It replaces the previous 135-year-old bridge which was deemed unsafe for heavy vehicles.

Nottingham's new £60m Transport Hub to be opened

The station has been designed to enhance the passenger experince Credit: Stage Coach Group

Nottingham's new Transport Hub will be officially opened today, after a £60m investment.

The station has been designed to enhance the passenger experience, improve the city's connectivity and encourage greater opportunities for regeneration investment and growth.

The original features of the Edwardian Grade II listed frontage have been restored Credit: Stage Coach Group

The station's Edwardian Grade II listed frontage, which welcomes nearly seven million passengers a year, has been transformed, with original features painstakingly restored.

A 950 space car park and new Southern Concourse linking passengers to Nottingham's expanding tram system have been built.

The station has been designed to improve the city's connectivity Credit: Stage Coach Group

£6.6m Cystic Fibrosis Centre opened in Nottingham

A new centre for Cystic Fibrosis patients will be officially opened in Nottingham today.

The Wolfson Cystic Fibrosis Centre will be officially opened today Credit: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

The £6.6 million pound centre has been designed to care for more than 250 patients at Nottingham City Hospital.

Facilities include gym pods - allowing patients to exercise as a group whilst avoiding cross-infection - personalised chefs and an outdoor gym.

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