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Junior doctors begin two-day strike

Junior doctors in the region began a two-day walkout earlier today, joining colleagues across the country in an unprecedented strike.

It is the first time they have failed to provide emergency care.

It meant thousands of operations were cancelled, with senior staff stepping in to provide critical care. Sally Simpson reports.

Click below to watch Sally Simpson's report

Three carers plead guilty in Keldgate Manor Care Home case

Three carers have pleaded guilty to neglecting an elderly care home resident at Keldgate Manor Care Home in Beverley.

Tracy Priestley, Sophie Hinchsliff and Danielle Snowden who were caught on camera mocking the vulnerable old lady, were sentenced at Hull Crown Court today.

Tracy Priestley was given a 12 month community order, and ordered to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work. A curfew from 9pm to 7am was also imposed.

Sophie Hinchsliff was given a 12 month community order, and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work. She was also told to pay £1500 in compensation.

Danielle Snowden was given a 12 month community order, and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work. She was also told to pay £1500 in compensation.

“This was a deeply distressing case, in which a vulnerable, elderly lady was cruelly mocked and made fun of by those charged with her care. This lady and her family had every right to expect that she would be treated with care, dignity and respect. Her three carers profoundly abused this trust. I hope the fact that these three defendants have now pleaded guilty is of some comfort to her family. This prosecution emphasises that this type of cruel behaviour, especially when perpetrated against one so vulnerable will not be tolerated in our society.”

– Helen Wheatley, Senior Crown Prosecutor, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside

Junior doctors justify taking unprecedented stance

Striking junior doctors are coming to the end of the first of a two-day walk out, in a dispute with the Government over new contracts. These junior doctors on the picket lines at both Leeds General Infirmary and Hull Royal Infirmary explain why they have taken the unprecedented stance.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says the junior doctors are being offered a 'very fair deal'.

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Junior doctors on the picket line

Junior doctors are staging picket lines at hospitals across the region as they begin their first-ever all out strike. The walk-out began at 8am and by 8.30 more than 100 NHS staff had gathered outside Jubilee Wing at the LGI in support of the walk-out. The action will continue until 5pm.

Striking doctors at Leeds General Infirmary
Striking until 5pm today

11-year-old girl airlifted to hospital after being hit by car in Scunthorpe

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An 11-year-old girl was airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car in Scunthorpe.

She was seriously injured in the collision with a blue Peugeot 207, which was being driven by a 19-year-old woman, at the junction of Manor Road and Valley View Drive at around 3.30pm yesterday.

An air ambulance landed at the scene and roads were closed while Humberside Police investigated.

Witnesses should call the force on 101.

Junior doctors begin first ever all-out strike

Junior doctors across the Calendar region are beginning their first ever all-out strike this morning.

Junior doctors Credit: Press Association

They are walking out between 8am and 5pm today and tomorrow.

The action is the latest strike in a dispute over a new contract. For the first time, emergency care will be affected.

There will be picket lines outside many hospitals in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and a march will be held in Doncaster in support of striking doctors.

"We want the public to know that we are fighting to save this NHS, our NHS, from an un-costed, un-modelled and understaffed service, which is unsafe for patients and unfair to doctors.

"The NHS is the most pure form of human compassion I know, and is worth fighting for. "

– Selene Chew, British Medical Association (Doncaster)
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