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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Dry for much of the day with possible brighter spells in the east. Outbreaks of rain will spread southwards later in the day.
Another rather cloudy and mild day. Although dry for most the odd spot of drizzle is possible, mainly over high ground.
D-Day veterans from the West Midlands were given France's highest honour today, 18 months after a pledge to award every living soldier.