Nottinghamshire County Council has chosen the Nottingham Hospitals Cystic Fibrosis campaign as its chosen charity for the year.
The council will organise fundraising events, which will contribute to the creation of for a specialist treatment centre in Nottingham, which they say is important for Cystic Fibrosis sufferers.
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Bright morning across southern parts, after a chilly start, but thicker cloud in the northwest will push southeast during afternoon.