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NHS workers to stage four-hour strike in pay row

NHS workers will stage a four-hour strike today in a row with the Government over pay.

Members of 11 unions will walk out for four hours today in the row over pay. Credit: PA Wire

Midwives, nurses, radiographers, paramedics and psychiatric staff will walk out from 7am in England and 8am in Northern Ireland in protest at the Government's refusal to accept a recommended 1% wage rise for all NHS employees.

Unison leader Dave Prentis said the second strike in a month should "sound alarm bells" in Westminster as the "anger is spreading".

A Department of Health spokesperson said the government "can't afford a consolidated pay rise in addition to increments without risking 10,000 frontline jobs".

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Leaders Live policy video: Health

YouTuber Leena (aka justkissmyfrog) believes a basic health service is "a given for any society claiming to be civilised."

In her policy video for Leaders Live, she worries that privatisation of the NHS will lead to "survival of the richest" and pledges to grill political leaders on why "even scraping the top of NHS funding ever even entered their minds".

What will you ask political leaders when they tackle young people's questions in a series of live streamed Q&As on YouTube?

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Liverpool students offered meningitis jab

Students at Liverpool Hope University are being offered vaccinations against meningitis after a second case of the infection was confirmed.

An 18-year old student is being treated in hospital and is said to be recovering well.

It follows the death earlier this month of Alisha Bartolini, who was also 18 and living at the same halls of residence.

Alisha Bartolini

"Health protection experts from Public Health England are working with staff and students at Liverpool Hope University after a second confirmed case of meningococcal infection at the same halls of residence.

An 18-year-old student is currently being treated in hospital and is recovering well."

– Public Health England

Liverpool Hope University said they will ensure that all staff and students 'receive the appropriate support, reassurance and advice'.

Second case of meningitis at Liverpool Hope University

A second case of meningitis has been confirmed at Liverpool Hope University.

It follows the death of student Alisha Bartolini, whose body was discovered at her university halls of residence earlier this month.

Alisha Bartolini Credit: Merseyside Police

Public Health England said:

"Health protection experts from Public Health England are working with staff and students at Liverpool Hope University after a second confirmed case of meningococcal infection at the same halls of residence.

An 18-year-old student is currently being treated in hospital and is recovering well."

– Public Health England, spokesperson

Liverpool Hope University said they will ensure that all staff and students 'receive the appropriate support, reassurance and advice'.

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Exclusive report: Parents call for surveillance cameras in all care homes

The parents of a severely disabled teenager who was physically abused by his care worker say cameras must now be placed in the rooms of all vulnerable people in care. 19 year old Zak Rowlands can't talk and has learning difficulties.

When his mum suspected he was being ill-treated, she hid a camera at his residential home in Lancashire owned by the well-known Priory Group.

It revealed shocking images which led to the jailing of his care worker, Stanley Nkenka.

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