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Calls for CPR to become part of curriculum

There are calls for CPR to be taught in schools after figures revealed just 8% per cent of people who had heart attacks in our region survived.

3000 people suffered cardiac arrests in the North West just 240 of those lived. The British Heart Foundation say more people could be saved if others were taught CPR. Currently less than half (45%) of adults in the North West have the skills.

Comedian Ted Robbins collapsed on stage last year and was saved by someone who knew what to do:

Hundreds of patients have operations and appointments cancelled in North West as doctors strike

Patients across the North West have had operations and appointments cancelled today after junior doctors walked out on strike.

Today's was the first of three strikes over new contracts junior doctors say are unfair and unsafe. The Government says the strikes are unnecessary and is calling for more talks.

A 31-year-old woman from St Helens was one of hundreds of patients who've been affected. She says she was devastated when her hysterectomy was cancelled.

Daniel Hewitt reports

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Nurse backs strike despite cancellation of brother's op

A nurse from Manchester is supporting the junior doctors' strike despite the cancellation of her disabled brother's operation - for the second time.

Vicky Sutch insists the 24-hour walkout from 8am this morning "isn't just about money".

Her brother Jamie is unable to work due to his disability and Vicky says she's grateful they can access the NHS and need to protect it.

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