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Man suffers 'slash wounds' in Blyth

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered 'slash wounds' in Blyth.

A 40-year-old man suffered injuries to his stomach on October 14. He was taken to Wansbeck General Hospital. His injuries are not believed to be serious.

Officers believe the man was attacked while walking in a cut off Albion Bridge going towards Hall Green in Cowpen.

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Second day of NHS strike action

Today is the second day of action for NHS staff in our region - including midwives, who walked out on strike for the first time ever yesterday in a row over pay.

Today, union members from Yorkshire and Lincolnshire will follow yesterday's four-hour walk-out with four days of "work to rule".

Tony Pearson, from Unison Yorkshire and Humberside, explains that it is to demonstrate NHS workers often work through their breaks.

Trade unions want a 1% pay rise for all NHS staff, but the government says that will cost too much.


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