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July 27, 2008 6:13 PM

The local Fawdon surgery has been saved from closure.

The Lib Dem Team of Brenda Hindmarsh, Ron Clark and David Faulkner had been campaigning to keep the surgery open.

A petition had been launched and many local people signed it after it was revealed that the Fawdon surgery may close.

The Park Medical Group had been consulting on an option of amalgamating its practices on one site at Kingston Park - meaning that Fawdon would have closed.

Councillor Brenda Hindmarsh says: "We're delighted to hear this news, as the loss of the surgery would have been a blow to our community, especially older people and those with young families who might have found it difficult to travel elsewhere.

"I thank all the residents who signed the petition that I handed in to the council."