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Hospital Trust board and governor to be suspended

by Callum Watkinson

Health regulator Monitor has appointed administrators to look at how to make services at Stafford Hospital 'sustainable'.

The board and the governor will be suspended and the administrators will take over the running of the hospital.

They will have 45 days to produce proposals which will then be open to public consultation.

Music lovers mourn the loss of local HMV stores

As HMV announce a further 37 stores are to close many of you have taken to twitter to mourn the loss of local shops:

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Sad news about closure of HMV in Middlesbrough. Had a very enjoyable stint working there one Christmas many years ago with some top people

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Great, so my local HMV (and the store i used to work at) is closing down =( My thoughts go with the staff @hmvmansfield

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Absolutely gutted to hear HMV Stockport is closing down. Hope my friends there soon find employment elsewhere. The end of an era :(

Last month HMV staff live tweeted as they were made redundant. Read the tweets here.

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37 HMV stores to close 'in the next four to six weeks'

HMV administrators Deloitte have confirmed another 37 stores will close "in the next four to six weeks in parallel with the 66 stores that are already subject to a closure programme."

We are extremely grateful to the staff for their continued strong support and commitment during an understandably difficult period. All other key stakeholders including suppliers and landlords remain supportive and we appreciate their ongoing assistance.

– Nick Edwards, Joint Administrator

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