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Hundreds of Carlisle workers on strike

Hundreds of civil servants in the region took part in a half day strike as part of an on going protest over pay, conditions and job cuts.

Among them were around 200 staff from the Rural Payments Agency in Carlisle.

Driving test centres and job centres were also involved in the walkout.

Representatives from the public and commercial services (PCS) union say they are concerned about job cuts in the county and plans to close tax offices.