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Health boss faces questions in health trust investigation

Sir Bruce Keogh, the medical director of the National Health Service is due to be interviewed as part of the investigation into University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust. The investigation follows a series of damning reports which said major failings means the deaths of mothers and babies were not properly investigated. A panel has been looking into midwifery care at Furness General hospital after a report by the health ombudsman identified serious errors in the care provided. Investigation chairman, Dr Bill Kirkup, a former deputy chief medical officer at the Department of Health, said interviews would be held in the presence of families only due to “sensitive and personal clinical matters”.

NHS Medical Director, Sir Bruce Keogh will face questions Credit: PA

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Special memorial for police dogs

Lancashire Police will unveil a memorial to police dogs that have served in the force and passed away. It'll bear the names of police dogs that once worked in the county. It's to mark their contribution to policing. The memorial is being paid for by the Retired Police Dogs Benevolent Fund which was established in 2004 to support handlers in caring for their retired dogs.

Credit: PA

'Police dogs are an integral part of operational policing within Lancashire and provide an invaluable service to our county; therefore it is right that they should be recognised by way of this memorial.'

– Sergeant Neil Fitzgerald, Dog trainer

Man shot in front of his partner and baby in Liverpool

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after he was chased and shot in Liverpool.

The victim was leaving his home on Maberley View in Wavertree with his partner and 18-month-old baby yesterday when a shotgun was fired at him.

Maberley View in Wavertree Credit: ITV Granada

Police believe this was a targeted attack:

“At this time we believe this incident was a targeted attack. I would appeal for anyone with any information regarding who was responsible, or why this took place, to contact us and help us with our enquiries.

"Merseyside Police deals robustly with any incidents of gun crime and we will relentlessly pursue those who use guns on our streets. If you have any information which could help us to identify who carried out this attack, please call us so we can put them before the courts and bring them to justice.”

– Supt Mark Wiggins

Anyone with information is asked to contact the specialist Matrix Serious Organised Crime Team on 0800 230 0600, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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