Patients and hospital staff in the Midlands have cautiously welcomed plans for hospitals to have inspections like the ones the government carries out in schools.
Inspectors could come into hospitals for 20 days to check them out - with those failing given warnings to improve. It's been sparked by the poor treatment at Stafford Hospital. .
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Police are appealing for information about alleged abusive and racist chants on a long-distance train when it reached Stoke-on-Trent.
An investigation is underway after the wrong body was cremated at the funeral of West Midlands MEP Philip Bradbourn.
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