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Shropshire doctor describes quarantine system as 'bizarre'

A doctor from Shropshire who travelled back from Sierra Leone with a nurse who has been diagnosed with Ebola, has described the quarantine system as bizarre.

Dr Martin Deahl from Newport sat next to the nurse Pauline Cafferkey on the flight into Heathrow on Sunday. She's since been confirmed with the illness.

They'd been among thirty medics sent out to West Africa to help with the Ebola epidemic.

Today Dr Deahl told ITV news he thought it was illogical that he and the other volunteers were told they could take public transport home from the airport but then should avoid it for the next three weeks.



Body of newborn baby boy found in Shropshire house

The body of a newborn baby boy has been found at a house in Shropshire Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The body of a newborn baby boy has been found at a house in Shropshire.

Police discovered the child on November 30. His mother has been identified and she is receiving medical care and attention.

"This is a tragic set of circumstances and our priority at this stage is to ensure the medical needs of the mother are being met."

– West Mercia Police

Ambulance involved in crash in Shropshire

Everyone involved in the accident escaped unhurt Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

An ambulance has been involved in an accident with a car in Shawbury, Shropshire.

Paramedics inside the ambulance were transferring a patient, who was in a serious condition, between two hospitals when the crash happened on Shrewsbury Road this afternoon.

The ambulance had its sirens and blue lights on.

The two ambulance staff and car driver were unhurt.

The Trust will co-operate fully with the police investigation into the circumstances of the incident to find out exactly what happened.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Pritchard attended police station voluntarily over rape allegation

Mark Pritchard Credit: ITV News

The Wrekin MP Mark Pritchard voluntarily presented himself at Holborn Police Station on Tuesday evening to be questioned on an allegation of rape.

The Tory backbencher was arrested and released on police bail four hours later.

"We can confirm that a 48-year-old man voluntarily attended a north London police station on Tuesday, December 2 where he was arrested, following an allegation of rape in central London.

"He has been bailed to a date in early January 2015 pending further inquiries."

– Spokesman from Scotland Yard

"I write to inform you that on December 2 Mark Pritchard MP was arrested at 6.14pm at Holborn Police Station in London by Metropolitan Police Service officers.

"Mr Pritchard was questioned by police and released on police bail later the same evening at 10.16pm."

– A letter from Met officer Sandra Looby to Speaker John Bercow
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