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Music festival could save lives

This afternoon's update.

A music festival that could save lives is taking place in Dorset this Friday and Saturday. Henfest aims to raise awareness about organ donation.

Some of the performers have either had - or need - transplants - Including a remarkable 21-year-old who will die unless he gets new lungs. This report from Kerry Swain.

The singer who needs a double lung transplant

A music festival that could save lives is taking place in Dorset this Friday and Saturday. Henfest aims to raise awareness about organ donation.

Some of the performers have either had - or need - transplants, Including a remarkable 21-year old who will die unless he gets new lungs. He has compiled this video. Full report by Kerry Swain later this afternoon,

The link to the Charity, Art and and Beer Festival is here.

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£80,000 compensation for Connor Sparrowhawk family

Connor drowned in a bath Credit: ITV

The family of 18-year-old Connor Sparrowhawk, who drowned after an epileptic seizure, is to receive £80,000 "by way of compensation for its unlawful acts and omissions."

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has accepted full responsibility for the death of Connor and has admitted that it was negligent and violated both Connor’s and his family’s human rights.

He died at Slade House in Headington, Oxfordshire.

'Someone's going to die' - kidney patient warns as MPs meet with failing private ambulance service

'People will die'. That's the warning today from a patient who says she's missed three of her last four hospital appointments because her ambulance has failed to turn up.

Coperforma - which has been running the patient transport service in Sussex since April - has been heavily criticised.

MPs say it will improve but one patients' group says an elderly man due to go into hospital to undergo urgent tests died at the weekend after his ambulance failed to arrive. At this stage its not known if this was a contributing factor.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to kidney patient Sara Whalley and MP Huw Merriman.

'Knitted knockers' for women after breast surgery

Women who've had breast surgery after cancer may choose to have reconstructive surgery or silicon prosthetics. But now there's an alternative using old technology - knitting. Women are making prosthetics breasts, and they're called 'knitted knockers'.

Women from around the country meet every couple of months to knit the false breasts - and they do it for nothing. So far, they've made a given away more than 2,000 'knitted knockers'. Mark Gough reports.

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