1. Dan Hewitt Political Correspondent

WATCH: Operations postponed due to pressure on hospitals

Shocking stories have emerged from some of our region's hospitals as staff struggle to cope with huge pressures on the NHS. One woman said she thought she was going to die when she was kept waiting for 10 hours on a stretcher in a corridor - with 21 other patients in a queue in front of her. The Health Secretary is apologising after NHS England told hospitals all around the country to postpone around 55,000 operations to ease the demand on A&E departments.