Hundreds of campaigners have gathered in protest against the reduction of services at Hartlepool General Hospital.
It forms part of a long-running hospital saga, in which key services were transferred to Stockton and a proposed new hospital at Wynyard was delayed.
The protesters are marching from Seaton Carew to Hartlepool this morning.
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