Thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest over threatened cutbacks to acute services at Stafford Hospital.
Protesters say they fear the cuts will lead to losses of life and will put other local hospitals under strain. Here's our correspondent Keith Wilkinson.
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East Midlands Airport is preparing for its busiest day as part of the Christmas getaway.
Genelle Aldred brings you the latest weekend weather for the East & West Midlands.
Another largely dry and bright day with plenty of winter sunshine.