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Daughter's anger after her dad died waiting for assessment

Abbie's father James Harrison was a Community Centre manager in Liverpool for 35 years but his health deteriorated when he was made redundant.

Doctors disagreed when he was declared 'fit for work' after a Work Capability Assessment, even though he had a serious lung condition and depression.

He died of heart failure still waiting for a second medical assessment to prove he was ill after Job Centre staff wrote to his GP telling them not to issue him any more sick notes.

His daughter has been speaking to Elaine Willcox:

The Department of Work and Pensions says, "Our welfare reforms are increasing the support and incentives for people who move into work, while keeping an important safety net in place for those who need it."


Watch: Toddler grazes knee and gets life-threatening heart condition

The parents of a young girl left with a serious heart condition after cutting her knee say a lack of basic first aid changed their daughter's life forever.

Abbi Holland was just three-years-old when she fell over and scraped her knee.

She developed a rare infection which led to her needing open heart surgery and she now has to take medication for the rest of her life.

Her parents are trying to spread the word about how important basic first aid is they to make sure no child, or adult, has to go through what Abbi has been through.

Our correspondent Amy Welch went to meet them

Watch: The 10-year-old who ran nearly three marathons for the hospital that saved his brother

A 10-year-old boy from Merseyside is aiming to run the distance of almost three marathons to raise funds for the children's hospital that saved his baby brother.

George Mathias is in training to run 72 miles in support of Alder Hey. His brother James was premature and spent days in a coma at the hospital.

Ann O'Connor went to meet them:


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