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Schools must do more to help young diabetics

Schools must do more to support young people living with Type 1 Diabetes, according to a survey carried out by the charity Diabetes UK.

The illness is incurable and can have devastating effects if it's not effectively managed.

Now, to mark Diabetes Week, a helpline is being launched to advise parents how to make sure their children get the care they need while they're at school.

Malcolm Shaw spoke to Archie Norris, who has the disease, his father Simon, and Libby Dowling of Diabetes UK.

New hospital opens in Dover

Artist's impression of the new hospital in Dover Credit: East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust

A new hospital has opened it's doors for the first time in Dover this morning.

Buckland Hospital has a minor injury unit and offers a range of outpatient services.

It's run by East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust which is currently in special measures.


I am 6, my legs are poorly - Mr Cameron, could you help us to get the medicine?

A moving letter from one of the children Credit: @MDUK

Six young boys with the muscle wasting condition Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy went to Downing street today to deliver letters to David Cameron.

They are pleading with the Prime Minister to speed up access to a drug that may help them walk for longer.

Full report on our website later.

Police investigate sexual assault reports at hospital

Allegations of sexual assault at Frimley Park Hospital are under investigation

A man has been arrested in connection with a series of sexual assaults at a hospital in Surrey, after an eight month police investigation.

Frimley Park Hospital near Camberley was the first in the country to be rated as 'outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission It serves more than 900,000 people across Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire.

Today, both the police and Frimley Park Hospital declined to comment on whether the man arrested was a member of staff. Cary Johnston reports.

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