A nursing regulator has been heavily criticised for spending almost £250,000 redacting information about a grieving father it had been monitoring for nearly a decade.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) followed what James Titcombe said in public and on social media sites about his fight for an investigation into the death of his nine-day-old son, Joshua, from a treatable infection in 2008.

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