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Watch: Walking football is helping communities

It's thought that Premier League footballers retire from first team football in their mid thirties.

But, despite being in their 60's and 70's these people refuse to hang up their footy boots.

Walking football is all part of an initiative for communities in Manchester to stay healthy and not get lonely as people grow older.

Paul Crone went to see the 'Gramps Champs' in action.

Calls for Lancashire Trust to 'urgently hire more staff' as it's labelled 'chaotic'

It is claimed that the impact of closing the Chorley A&E has left the department in 'chaos' and patients are being put at risk.

That's the view of councillors who are calling for the Lancashire Trust which runs it to prove it's taking action by urgently recruiting more staff.

This weekend campaigners protested at hospitals across Lancashire and Greater Manchester because their services are being hit by the closure.

Our correspondent Elaine Willcox has this report:

New video highlights IPF lung disease

A new video's been put together to raise awareness of a fatal type of lung disease.

15 thousand people have the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis across the UK.

The film is a version of Rachel Platten's hit Fight Song by relatives of people with IPF.

Ann Doran, 62, lives in Wigan with her husband and two daughters.

She was diagnosed with IPF in November 2012.

"There are things that I can't do and will never be able to do again, but there are things that you can work around."

– Ann Doran

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Demo at Wigan hospital

Protestors say other hospitals have to deal with the knock on effect Credit: GTV

A protest has taken place at Wigan Royal Albert and Edward RI as part of a series of demonstrations against the closure of Chorley Hospital's A and E Department due to staff shortages.

Protestors are highlighting what they say is the knock on impact on the Wigan hospital. Similar protests have been held in hospitals in Preston, Bolton, Blackburn, Blackpool and Lancaster.

They were joined by those protesting the closure of A And E in Chorley Credit: GTV

Hospital gets "Outstanding" rating

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital has become the first specialist trust in the country to be rated Outstanding. The Care Quality Commission says the hospital delivers the highest standards of patient care.

We found the care at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to be of exceptional quality. There was a very clear vision and strategy for delivering the highest standards of patient care with a strong focus on quality and a positive patient experience.

– Professor Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals
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