Rally against Friarage hospital closure

Hundreds are expected to gather at a rally in Northallerton against the closure of paediatric and maternity services at the town's Friarage Hospital.

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Northallerton 'deserves' good health care

The MP for Richmond, William Hague, has addressed those gathered in Northallerton to march against the proposed closure of the paediatric department at the Friarage Hospital in the town.

As part of his opening speech the Foreign Secretary said that people who live in rural areas 'deserve as good health care as those living in urban areas'.

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