End of road for cottage hospital?

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before – health bosses were planning to close Market Harborough’s Cottage Hospital in Coventry Road and move its services to a revamped St Luke’s Hospital in Leicester Road.

The plan was announced by health chiefs from Fosse Health Trust 15 years ago this week.

The exact same plan is now being mooted by the NHS although the cost involved has actually decreased.

Back then, a £9m bid was being tabled but now it is costing £7.2m.