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Poll: do you think we should opt-in or opt-out of organ donation?

Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has today launched a consultation into plans for an opt-out system, reflecting presumed consent to donate one's organs after death. This follows in the steps of Wales.

Currently, in England, people have to opt-in to donate their organs, including eyes, heart and kidneys.

Hunt said families should overcome the "fatal reluctance" to talk about organ donation.

The consultation will close on 6 March.

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South Western Railway introduce new peak time trains

Credit: SWR

South Western Railway will be introducing longer trains and extra seats during their peak time services today, Monday 11 December until early 2018.

The rail operator says 100 additional carriages will be available, carrying up to 5,000 more passengers on its busiest routes.

The existing trains will be used for other services.

Passengers travelling on their trains are now also able to claim compensation for a journey delay of 15 minutes or more, changing from the previous 30-minute threshold.


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