One million people are expected to go on strike today in what's been dubbed the biggest walkout since 1926.
Those on strike include firefighters (FBU over pensions and retirement age), teachers (pay, pensions, workload), council workers, care workers, school support staff as well as members of the RMT union, the PCS and UNISON.
We look at the hardest hit regions and discuss why are people striking.
Ministers will pass emergency laws to require phone companies to log records of phone calls, texts and internet usage
Six people including four children have died after a shooting at a house in Houston, Texas.
A woman is critically ill in hospital. The suspected gunman was cornered by a heavily armed SWAT team, after a car chase in a quiet suburb of the city. He gave himself up after a stand-off lasting several hours.
Complaints about Npower and Scottish Power double in the first three months of 2014, according to the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB).
Twice as many frustrated customers contacted CAB or Citizens Advice Scotland to complain about the energy providers, with most upset over problems caused by a new billing system.
Charlotte Hawkins and Sean Fletcher address the day's big news including Brazil's 7-1 thrashing by Germany in the first World Cup semi-final.
They also give their thoughts on the increased security at UK airports as checks will be carried out on all electronic devices in passengers' hand luggage.
The duo also discuss GMB's summer safety campaign to help parents feel more secure about their children's security while on holiday. Click here for more information.
Airline passengers coming into and out of the UK will have to show their electronic devices can be powered up before being allowed to fly.
The Department for Transport's (DfT) guidance has been updated following similar advice for passengers heading to the US in response to terror threats.
There will be copies of it within government departments. That all have been destroyed - that's not just credible.
David Cameron will appear at PMQs today, two days after he vowed there would be 'no stone unturned' in the row over the Home Office's handling of historical sex abuse allegations.
Labour MP John Mann tells us that he believes the allegations of child abuse at Westminster were known by many Home Office officials.
A dossier containing those allegations is among 114 that have gone missing.