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Rise in calls of domestic abuse against children

The NSPCC are taking more calls of domestic abuse against children Credit: pa

The NSPCC made 510 referrals to child protection agencies in the North West in 2016 following reports to the charity's Helpline of children being affected domestic abuse.

Callers were seeking guidance from the NSPCC’s trained advisers after witnessing distressing things such as visible bruises, parents being hospitalised, children being exposed to rage and rough handling, and aggressive behaviour towards parents of young babies.

Credit: pa

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Public meeting to discuss plans for Shirehill Hospital

Local people in Glossop fear that Shirehill may close Credit: GTV

A public meeting's being held in Glossop tonight to discuss the future of the local hospital.

There are fears amongst local people that Shirehill Hospital will close under the proposals. Tonight's meeting is one of a series being held over the course of the next month to discuss the plans.

Hospital managers say they want to improve local NHS services to meet the needs of patients now and in the future.

Protests have been held to keep it open Credit: GTV

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Consultation under way over future of Shire Hill Hospital in Glossop

Credit: ITV Granada

A hospital in the the Derbyshire town of Glossop may be set to close.

Shire Hill Hospital provides beds for people coming out of hospital who still need care, or need to stay overnight to avoid hospital admission. But a consultation's underway which could see that Intermediate Care moved to neighbouring Tameside Hospital.

The local Clinical Commissioning Group says it will improve care and access to care.

Tim Scott's been talking to residents who disagree.

Hospital told to improve children's services

Hospital watchdogs say that a hospital in Wigan must improve the safety of some services. The Care Quality Commission highlighted concerns at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary. They say improvements must be made in children's care and urgent and emergency services.

Royal Albert Edward Infirmary Credit: ITV Granada

Although there were some improvements made since a previous comprehensive inspection in June 2016, CQC found further improvements were needed in the safety of both services.

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