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Unique approach to improving mental health

The north west's newest mental health hospital has given us an exclusive look behind closed doors. The £40m Atherleigh Park Hospital in Wigan opened in March. It's run by the North West Boroughs Trust who say the number of individuals they've treated for mental ill health has risen by 15% in the last year - to almost 51 thousand. They say they hope their approach - of treating the body as well as the mind - will ensure patients get better care. Dr Stuart Reid is a Clinical Psychologist at the hospital.

BREAKING: South Lakes Safari Zoo to stay open

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A Cumbrian zoo where almost 500 animals died within four years can stay open after councillors granted it a licence.

Two months ago a similar application from David Gill, the owner and founder of South Lakes Safari Zoo, was unanimously rejected after Government inspectors pointed out concerns over its management structure and veterinary care which it labelled "inadequate".

But Tuesday's application from Cumbria Zoo Company Limited (CZCL), which has operated the zoo since January, was approved after licensing committee members in Barrow-in-Furness were told the same inspection team was "highly encouraged" by improvements made under a new management team.

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