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Nottingham MPs hold hospital meeting over patient care

The three MPs will meet Peter Homa at Nottingham's City Hospital Credit: Emma Coles/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Nottingham's three MPs have arranged a summit to discuss how the national A&E 'crisis' is affecting the city.

On January 6th, the NHS Trust which runs the Queen's Medical Centre and City Hospital, declared an 'internal incident' because of the sheer number of people staff needed to see and treat. As a result of the high volume of patients, the Trust had to cancel operations and clinics.

Today, Lilian Greenwood MP, Chris Leslie MP and Graham Allen MP will meet the Trust's Chief Executive to discuss the challenges that Nottingham's hospitals face.

"We are deeply concerned that the NHS in Nottingham should act swiftly with the full support of everyone in the City to meet any threats to patient care.

"We have arranged to meet with Peter Homa, the Chief Executive of Nottingham University Hospitals Trust to discuss how we bring all the local issues out into the open."

– Nottingham's three MPs


Student stranded on Turkish mountain back in UK

David Mackie spent eight days eating insects while stranded on a mountain Credit: Facebook

A student from Nottingham who survived eight nights stranded on a mountain in Turkey is due back in the UK today.

David Mackie, 21, survived the ordeal by sheltering in a cave and eating insects. He was found with his two Dutch friends on Monday and airlifted to hospital.

They got lost during what was supposed to be a one-day hiking trip in Antalya on 11 January.

Hucknall off-licence robbed at knifepoint

The robbery happened at Booze Busters on Nabbs Lane Credit: Google Maps

A robber brandishing a knife has made off with cash and cigarettes from an off licence in Hucknall.

The armed robbery happened at Booze Busters in Nabbs Lane at 9pm on Monday. The man threatened a member of staff, who was left very shaken by the ordeal.

Police want to find witnesses to the incident. The robber is described as around 5ft 10ins tall and of thin build - he spoke with a local accent.

Investigation into sudden death of 4-year-old today

Police are investigating the sudden death of a four-year-old boy Credit: PA

Police are investigating the sudden death of a four-year-old boy at a house in Nottingham this morning.

Officers arrived at Ventnor Rise at 8:30am and rushed the child to hospital, but he was pronounced dead soon afterwards.

“Police are working to establish the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a four-year old boy after officers were called to an address in Sherwood this morning.

“Officers are now working alongside partners to establish the circumstances surrounding his death.”

– Nottinghamshire Police spokesman


Initiative to encourage takeaways to sell healthier food

The HOT scheme aims to encourage takeaways to sell healthier food Credit: PA

A scheme to encourage takeaway food outlets to sell healthier food is being launched in Nottinghamshire today.

The Healthier Options Takeaway (HOT) scheme will accredit takeaways in the county that take positive steps in how they prepare, cook and promote their food.

Qualifying outlets will be able to display HOT branding in their premises to let customers know they are offering healthier options.

Police station front counter closures announced

Details have been released about the closure of front counters at police stations across Nottinghamshire.

The desks at Bulwell and Clifton will close on Monday. St Ann's, Broxtowe, Hucknall, Ollerton, and Oxclose Lane police stations will all lose their front desk by 16 February.

The force said it is closing the counters at the quieter sites after a review, but said people in those communities can contact police using the 101 number or on social media.

Council 'on course' to complete pothole repairs

More than 60,000 potholes have been repaired in Nottinghamshire since April last year.

Potholes can cost motorists hundreds of pounds in damages to their vehicle Credit: Tim Goode/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The County Council says it's "on course" to complete 152,000 repairs by the end of March.

The council looks after around 2,600 miles of roads and spends more than £2.8 million a year on repairs including filling in potholes.

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