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Junior doctors in 48-hour walkout

Cumberland Infirmary Credit: ITV Border

Junior doctors in Cumbria are staging a 48-hour strike from 8am today as part of a long-running contract dispute with the Government.

No operations are expected to be cancelled at Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary or the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven but NHS bosses are warning some appointments may be affected.

In South Cumbria, the NHS trust says it's already contacted patients who will be affected.