A family from Redditch who lost their daughter suddenly in 2010 to a heart condition have arranged free First Aid training in the town.
Clare Lines, a Special Olympic skier from Redditch, travels to South Korea today (January 25) to take part in the Winter Games.
The families of 38 people treated at Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, Worcestershire, condemn its failings.
Clare Lines, a Special Olympic skier from Redditch, is flying out to South Korea today with the rest of the skiing team to compete in the Special Olympics Winter Games.
They're waiting at the airport before their 11-hour flight to the country.
Residents in Redditch have been forced to move to local hotels after a water mains burst and left the ground floors of their homes under six inches of water.
Thousands of pounds of damaged was caused. Severn Trent water are there replacing the underground pipes.
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- New Year’s Eve: 9am – 5.30pm
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- Wednesday 2nd January 2013: Back to normal trading hours
A hospital trust in the Midlands is paying out almost half a million pounds in compensation after what human rights lawyers have called "appalling" failures of care at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.
The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he is 'disgusted' at what he has heard. In one of the worst cases, an 86-year-old former nurse was left unwashed for 11 weeks. Her son has been speaking to our reporter Charlotte Grant.
"While the trust has accepted that certain aspects of care afforded to some patients fell below the standard they where entitled to, some of these cases were more than a decade old.
"A number of very serious allegations made by the families of deceased patients are not borne out by the medical records. [...]
"Nevertheless, the trust accept that the care afforded to some patients some years ago between 2002 - 2009 fell below the requisite standards and has apologised for the short comings.
– Statement from the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch
"The trust is committed to delivering the very best care to its patients and will continue to strive for excellence."
The Prince of Wales has made a direct plea to doctors and nurses to listen to their patients and to show them “human kindness” following reports of patient neglect at a hospital in Worcestershire.
In an article in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, the prince said the industry must "listen and honour what is being said and not said by patients".
He added that a health service's vision should acknowledge "physical and social environment, education, agriculture and architecture".