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Tracey Holmes said her mother was treated 'worse than an animal' while she was in the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.
A family from Redditch who lost their daughter suddenly in 2010 to a heart condition have arranged free First Aid training in the town.
Police are hunting for a man who may have suffered burns while setting fire to a house in Redditch at the weekend.
He ran from the back of a house in Matchborough, Redditch with a flaming jerry can which was still alight when the police found it in an alleyway. No-one was home at the time.
The man seen running from the house on Saturday evening was white, described as looking young, slim and around 5 feet 5 inches in height. He was wearing a black, hooded top and a black scarf across the lower part of his face.
Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch, is delighted that Alexandra Hospital will keep its accident and emergency centre and says an Orthopaedics centre will be transferred to the hospital:
The Alexandra Hospital should keep its accident and emergency centre as well as the majority of its maternity services, an independent panel has ruled.
Under the proposals from the panel leading the Independent Clinical Review into the future of acute hospitals in Worcestershire, overnight specialist care for children and consultant-led maternity services will be transferred to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.
The group ruled out the option of another Trust taking over services at Alexandra Hospital as this would create "a significant inequality in the provision of safe and sustainable services to the population of Worcestershire."
Instead it is recommended that the hospital becomes an 'Emergency Centre' - echoing plans outlined by NHS Medical Director, Sir Bruce Keogh - which will broadly provide the same services.
Paediatric inpatients will be centralised in Worcester but a day-time assessment unit will remain at Alexandra Hospital to deal with the majority of cases.
If all the boards support the recommendations they will be put out for public consultation in the autumn.
The A441 in Redditch is closed on the southbound carriageway near the M42 J2 (Alvechurch / Redditch) due to a crash involving one vehicle.
The northbound carriageway was previously closed, but has now been cleared to allow traffic to travel from Redditch towards Birmingham.
Two men accused of stealing £600 worth of Christmas presents in a burglary in Worcestershire are due in court today.
26-year-old Joe Glyptis and Ernie Taylor who is 27 are charged with burgling a caravan outside a property at The Birches in Stourport on the 17 December.
The wrapped Christmas gifts included clothing and toys.
Police say they have recovered all of the presents.
Detective Superintendent Adrian McGee of West Mercia Police said: “We have been in touch with the victim to ensure that she is kept up to date and in the light of today’s developments at the Court of Appeal we will be reviewing the case.
We are currently waiting for papers from the Crown Prosecution Service and Criminal Cases Review Commission so that we can make a full assessment of all the information and evidence available.”
A postman wrongly convicted of accosting a woman as she made her way home from a birthday party was released thanks to "dynamite" new DNA evidence.
Speaking at the Court of Appeal, Victor Nealon's barrister, Peter Willcock QC, told the court if the presence of another man's DNA had been presented to the jury which tried him it could well have resulted in an acquittal.
The 22-year-old woman was walking back from Raquets nightclub in 1996 when she was attacked by a man who pushed her to the ground and tried to remove her clothing.
She fought him off - and Mr Nealon was arrested, trial, and subsequently jailed for life for the attack.
The three appeal judges today took just five minutes to decide to quash the conviction.
An innocent man convicted of trying to rape a young party-goer has been released from prison, 17 years after he was wrongly convicted.
Postman Victor Nealon, aged 53, then of Huins Close, Redditch, was found guilty at Hereford Crown Court in 1997 and jailed for life for the attack.
He has always insisted on his innocence, but two previous appeals have failed.
Now "explosive" new DNA evidence has emerged which points to another man being the culprit, which judges said threw the jury's verdict into question.
The full background of a terrifying raid on a Redditch family, during which a mother was threatened with an axe, remains a mystery, detectives have revealed.
Imran Aslam, from Dudley, was one of four men who attacked a couple in their own home as their children were in the bath in July 2011 - but he has refused to cooperate with the police investigation into the incident.
Det Cons Lindsey Coleman, of West Mercia Police, said his lack of cooperation meant the reason behind the raid, and the identity of his partners, was still unknown.
She welcomed his eight-year prison sentence.
This incident was a terrifying ordeal for the family.
The gang were extremely aggressive, showing no regard for the fact that there were young children in the house and it has had a long term impact upon them all.
– DC Lindsay Coleman, West Mercia Police
It has been a long and complex inquiry and while we still don’t know the full background to this incident, because Aslam has not spoken to us about that, we hope it gives the family some peace of mind that he has received a lengthy jail sentence.
Fortunately offences of this nature are extremely rare but when they do happen we will use all the resources available to us to bring offenders to justice.