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Image caption Whorlton Hall, near Castle Barnard, looked after 17 adults with learning difficulties and autism. A former inspector at the Care Quality Commission says a 2015 report into Whorlton Hall hospital which presented "warning bells" went unpublished. Barry Stanley-Wilkinson says he wrote the report four years before BBC Panorama revealed the alleged abuse of patients with learning disabilities and autism. The CQC said the draft report raised no concerns about abusive practices. The claims come after 10 workers at the specialist hospital were arrested. Seven men and three women were arrested last week at addresses in Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Darlington and Stockton over the alleged abuse of patients. Full story

26 May

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