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Stafford Hospital: The latest

The very latest on the inquiry into standards of care at Stafford Hospital, where hundreds of patients died needlessly between 2005 and 2009.

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50,000 sign petition to save Stafford Hospital

A petition to save Stafford Hospital, which has been signed by more than 50,000 people, is to be presented at the House of Commons later today.

The Trust which runs the hospital is currently in administration.

Earlier this year, health care regulator - Monitor - called for Stafford's Accident and Emergency department to be closed down.

More than 50,000 people have signed the petition to save the hospital Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

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