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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Cold with some icy stretches to start. There will be sunny intervals and further blustery, wintry showers.
Early wintry showers will clear to give a mostly dry day with some sunny spells.
Scattered wintry showers will continue overnight. Clear spells will allow a frost to develop by morning.