The Royal Brompton hospital has said it tried to avoid taking expensive legal action to keep open its children's heart unit. In a statement, the hospital's trust said it had been left with no choice:
"When serious assaults are made on patient care, when groundbreaking research teams who may be on the cusp of a significant breakthrough in cystic fibrosis tell us their research will not be possible under the proposals put forward, drastic measures are called for.
"We had to fight to protect the needs of patients - now and in the future. What better cause is there than the health of vulnerable children?"
More top news
A British Transport Police officer said his broken nail amounted to assault but failed to offer any evidence to explain how it happened.
Zac Goldsmith lost his Richmond Park seat in a shock defeat to the Liberal Democrats.
A woman has been jailed for over two years for crashing into a car and killing a man while trying to send a birthday message on Facebook.