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Hospital on 'Black Alert' over pressure on beds

Peterborough CIty Hospital says it's under pressure Credit: PA

The trust which runs Peterborough City Hospital says it is on black alert because of pressure on its beds.

It says there has been a high number of emergency cases and staff are dealing with more in-patients than usual.

The hospital is asking patients to only use its A&E department if it is really necessary and warns those with non-urgent problems will be in for a long wait.