Cumbria's Medical Director, Professor John Ashton, says that as well as improving clinical care, expectant mothers can help themselves to reduce the risk of infant mortality and stillbirths.
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The 12.5 hour walkout by 63 GMB members got under way at 6am this morning and will continue until 6.30pm this evening.
37-year-old Graeme Haddon pleaded guilty to the offence which happened in his home village of Lamancha near West Linton at the weekend.