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Junior doctors in the region have returned to work this evening after their first ever all-out strike.Read the full story ›
The fifth junior doctors' strike began at 8am on Tuesday, and is due to last two days.
Strikers have manned pickets outside of most hospitals in the North East.
This meant a cold start to the protests for many, with unseasonal snow and ice across the region.
This is the fifth strike by junior doctors, and the first time in which they have withdrawn labour from Accident and Emergency departments.
Hospitals say they have arrangements in place to deal with emergency patients as normal, although many routine operations have been cancelled.
The row with the government is over changes to contracts.
Junior doctors across the region start an all-out strike at 8 o'clock this morning (April 26).
Although this is their fifth strike, it's the first time in history to include A and E departments.
Hospitals say they have arrangements in place to deal with emergency patients as normal, although many routine operations have been cancelled. The row with the government is over changes to contracts.
Dr Andy Thornley a consultant at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough says extensive plans have been made to ensure the safety of patients:
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Tata Steel UK says it's approached the conciliation service ACAS to try to resolve a pension dispute wth its workforce.
The company has sites across the North East, at Hartlepool, Skinningrove, Lackenby, Darlington, York and Blaydon.
A one day strike is planned for later this month. Tata says it's facing a projected shortfall of more than £2 billion pounds this year. The Unite union says it's provoking the biggest crisis in the steel industry for a generation.