Campaigners will be heading from Manchester to Parliament today, to ask ministers to halt plans to sell-off Manchester's Ambulance Patient Transport Service to bus company Arriva, who are set to take over the service from 2013.
Over 14,000 people have signed a petition against the move.
The Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham MP, has urged the Government to pause plans to privatise Manchester's Ambulance Patient Transport Service.
He said: "I want the health secretary to push the pause button on this issue and consider changes to the ambulance service within the context of any potential changes to the A&E network and emergency services in Greater Manchester more generally".
Family may take legal action after claiming ambulance delay
A family from Liverpool are considering legal action against medical managers. 82 year old Pauline Brown collapsed at her home in Liverpool but her son Carl waited an hour for an ambulance. He says that when paramedics finally did arrive, he was told they had been forced to take a tea break.
The son of a woman who suffered a stroke says he's planning to sue the ambulance service after he was told they were delayed for an hour taking a tea break. Carl Brown called them when he found his mother collapsed at their house in Liverpool.
North West Ambulance Service's new control centre which will officially be opened by The Duke of Gloucester - HRH Prince Richard later. The centre brings together the ambulance service's emergency and patient transport control functions covering the entire Greater Manchester area.