A second march will take place today in support of Stafford Hospital and in protest at the planned cuts to its maternity and paediatric services.
The previous march in April saw nearly 50,000 people march with more than 54,000 people signing the petition in support of the retention of acute services at the hospital.
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A bright, mostly dry start but cloud increasing with scattered showers developing by this afternoon.
Nottingham High School, a boys school for more than 500 years, is today welcoming its first intake of girls.