All beds at Torrington Hospital in Devon will permanently close, despite protests from people in the town.
A unanimous vote has ended months of uncertainty surrounding the future of the 10 overnight beds.
Patients will now be treated in their homes.
Plans have been submitted for a multi-million pound medical and health research facility at Plymouth University.
The centre would focus on cancer research and brain tumours and dentistry and would be based at Plymouth Science Park.
A mother from Totnes will be at Westminster today, supporting calls for greater awareness of the risk of heart attacks in young people.
The charity Cardiac Risk in the Young have produced a film to encourage more youngsters to get screened. Linda Marsden's son Ollie died while playing rugby at the age of 21.
Health workers in the south west have been taking part in a four hour strike today.
Members of the GMB and Unison unions walked out at 7 o'clock this morning in an ongoing dispute over pay. It's the second wave of industrial action being taken by health workers. They took similar action last month.
Today's four-hour walk out will be followed by a work-to-rule which will last until the end of the month.
Around 700 blood donations are needed in Plymouth to maintain supplies over the Christmas holidays.
NHS Blood and Transplant is calling on registered donors as well as new ones to make appointments ahead of the festive period.
A single blood donation can save or improve up to three lives.
Health workers in the South West will be taking part in a four-hour strike today.
GMB members will be striking between 7 and 11 this morning as part of an on going pay dispute. It's the second wave of industrial action being taken by health workers. They took similar action last month.
The UK's first Research Centre of Excellence into low grade brain tumours opened at Plymouth University today.
It's been part-financed by the charity Brain Tumour Research. It will focus on taking research out of the laboratory and into drug testing and clinical trials.
Sandra Bayly's daughter has a brain tumour. She describes it as like living with a time bomb.
The UK's first Research Centre of Excellence into low grade brain tumours is launched at Plymouth University today.
Its focus will be on taking research out of the laboratory and intro drug testing and clinical trials. It's been part financed by the charity Brain Tumour Research.
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