The Sale Sharks player Danny Cipriani is recovering in hospital after reportedly being hit by a bus during a pub crawl in Leeds.
MPs have called for an investigation into why a "reckless" decision was made to stop children's heart surgery at a Leeds hospital.
Former West Yorkshire detective Nick McFadden has been found guilty of stealing drugs from a police lockup and selling them in Leeds.
– FSA spokesperson
Consumers have a right to expect that food is exactly what it says on the label.
While bute presents very low risk to human health, the Food Standards Agency is investigating this specific horsemeat contamination case and will take action as necessary.
These are the facts that are known about the traces of 'bute' found in an Asda product:
- Traces found in 340g tins of Asda Smart Price Corned Beef
- Amount of bute found is very small - around four parts per billion
- Customers urged not to eat the product and to return it for a full refund in store
- Even if people have eaten the product, the health risk is "very low"
- The product was withdrawn from shelves on March 8th after testing positive for horse DNA over 1%. It was then tested for 'bute' in line with FSA guidelines.
- Asda has withdrawn all corned beef products from its Smart Price range.
The Save our Surgery campaign group said it was relieved the unit was to reopen but had a number of concerns about the decision to close the unit after the High Court judgment.
Save our Surgery is relieved that the children's heart unit is to reopen, ending a very difficult period for all connected to the children's heart surgery service at Leeds General Infirmary.
We hope patients and their families will feel reassured that the unit has been proven to be performing at the highest standard.
– Save our Surgery campaign
Our main focus since the suspension of the service has been on ensuring surgery resumes as quickly as possible, however we do have numerous concerns about the chain of events that led to this decision.
We seek urgent reassurance from the Secretary of State for Health that actions taken were in no way related to our High Court judgment the previous day, and we call for an investigation into how unverified mortality data and 'rumblings' from parties with an interest in the outcome of the judicial review could have led to the unit being shut so dramatically.
Children’s heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary will begin again on Wednesday, April 10.
– Maggie Boyle, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
We stated on Friday that we wished to restart surgery once our partners were as confident in our staff and services as we are.
I am delighted to say we are now reopening the unit having had the quality of our service independently verified by the Care Quality Commission, NHS England and the NHS TrustDevelopment Authority following a rapid review process which took place overthe weekend.
Campaigners against the closure of the children's heart unit at Leeds General Infirmary (LGI), are waiting to see whether surgery will resume at the centre, as expected this week.
Families are watching to see whether experts will provide the endorsements needed for operations to restart, following the suspension to surgery more than a week ago.
The Leeds centre has been earmarked for permanent closure following a nationwide review of children's cardiac services in England.
On Friday it was announced that operations could be resumed early this week "subject to independent validation of the clinical data and an external review of clinical governance processes".
The children's cardiac unit at Leeds General Infirmary will reopen next week, providing the hospital provides assurances to the NHS about its standards of care.
ITV News' Lewis Vaughan Jones reports:
NHS England said its review of the children's cardiac unit at Leeds General Infirmary should be completed "early next week".
Ian Dalton, the Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer of NHS England, said:
The risk summit concluded that surgery could restart at the beginning of next week, subject to independent validation of the clinical data and an external review of clinical governance processes.
The NHS has defended its decision to suspend surgery at a Leeds hospital's children's cardiac unit, calling it a "prudent, precautionary step".
NHS England said the unit would be reopened pending a review of "mortality data", "concerns and complaints" and staffing.
It said the review aimed to assess whether the unit was "of a standard consistent with other units in the country".
The NHS says it will interview staff at Leeds General Infirmary about their "working practices" before rubber-stamping the reopening of the hospital's children's cardiac unit.
In a statement, NHS England said it would review the "governance of the unit" and speak to staff caring for children where "incidents or complaints" had occurred.