Campaigners fighting the partial closure of Trafford General Hospital have received celebrity backing.
Urmston-born actor Matthew Kelly has become patron of the protest group set up to try to save the hospital's A and E and childrens' services.
More than 9000 people have already signed a petition opposing the closures.
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