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Junior doctors begin two-day strike

Junior doctors in Cumbria, and around the country, will begin a two day strike at 8am on Tuesday 26 April.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says the strike will risk the safety of patients.

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Junior doctors set to strike in Cumbria

Junior doctors are carrying out their first all-out strike. Credit: PA

Junior doctors in Cumbria are taking part in two days of strike action from 8am this morning.

It's part of a national dispute over pay and conditions, and the imposition of a new contract.

Hospital management in North and West Cumbria say no operations have been cancelled but more than eighty outpatient appointments have been postponed.

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