Rally against Friarage hospital closure begins

Hundreds of people are expected to take part in the rally over the future of paediatric and maternity services in Northallerton.
Hundreds of people are expected to take part in the rally over the future of paediatric and maternity services in Northallerton. Credit: ITV News

Hundreds are gathering in Northallerton as a rally against the possible closure of a paediatric and maternity hospital in the town gets underway.

A rolling road closure has been put in place for the march which will take a route from County Hall to the Friarage Hospital at the Bullamoor Memorial Fields, beginning at 2.40pm.

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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.