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Junior doctors return to work after 24-hour walkout

Demonstrators protest in Westminster during the latest 24-hour doctors' strike. Credit: Xinhua/SIPA USA/PA Images

Junior doctors have returned to work after a 24-hour walkout over proposed new contracts.

The deadlock has shown little sign of breaking - with the major sticking pointing remaining over weekend pay and whether Saturday should be classed as a normal working day.

Around 1,140 planned inpatient procedures were cancelled as a result of the latest walkout, alongside 1,734 day procedures, according to analysis by NHS England.

NHS England confirmed that 43% of junior doctors reported for duty on the day shift - a figure including doctors who had never intended to strike, such as those working in emergency care.

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Junior doctor contract talks reach 'end of the road'

A picket line outside Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol. Credit: PA

New contracts could be imposed on junior doctors by the Health Secretary after union leaders rejected his "best and final offer".

The Government's chief negotiator, Sir David Dalton, had warned talks were at "the end of the road" should the British Medical Association not endorse his latest offer by Wednesday afternoon.

Instead the BMA again called on the Health Secretary to accept its own proposed pay model and withdraw his threat to force through changes, even though the Government has refused to "remove that from the table".

A 24-hour strike by medics will end at 8am today.

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Dynamo announces two more Leeds Arena shows

Dynamo is one of the world’s best known magicians Credit: PA

Bradford magician Dynamo has added a final two extra shows to his UK tour, Seeing Is Believing at Leeds Arena

Dynamo hit our TV screens just over four years ago with his first series of Magician Impossible.

He has quickly established himself as one of the world’s best known magicians.

The series has been broadcast in over 180 countries globally, reaching a cumulative audience around the world of more than 400 million people.

I’ve been overwhelmed by the support I’ve had from all the fans over the last six months on tour and I’m looking to pull out all the stops for these final shows, which will be a huge celebration of magic and probably the last time I will perform in the UK for a while.

– Dynamo

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