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Anger from nurses as hospitals prepare for strikes

Hospitals across the South West have been making plans to cope with Monday's strike by nurses, care workers, and paramedics.

They're due to walk out between 7-11am on Monday 13 October and will be joined by Midwives who are striking for the first time.

Staff in four unions voted decisively for action after the Government decided not to award a one per cent pay rise.

Suzy Franklin from Derriford UNISON says frustrations are running high.

West MPs back government air strikes against Iraq

Just over a year after he lost a vote on military action against Syria, David Cameron was today appealing to MPs to support air strikes against Iraq. He said the Iraqi government had asked for help in targetting Islamic State extremists, who also posed a threat to this country.

West MPs who voted against the government last time said they would support action now.

Richard Drax, Conservative MP for South Dorset says having previously voted against action against Syria, this time he will support military action.


UKIP Leader says they have strong support in the SW

Nigel Farage says he can win more seats in the South West Credit: PA

UKIP is holding its annual conference in Doncaster today and the party leader says he can win more seats in the West Country.

Nigel Farage says the party will be targeting resources on areas where it has the best chance of success in next year's general election. He says the European elections - when UKIP retained two MEPs in the region - showed there is strong support in the south west.

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