The big strike: What you need to know

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.

Sara Tomlinson, teacher and NUT member, tells us why she's taking strike action

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'You cannot equate the occupier with the occupied'

Israel has dismally failed the peace process...we were not responsible for breaking the talks.

– Professor Manuel Hassassian

Eight members of one family including five children have been killed in pre dawn raids in Gaza after a third night of bombing by Israeli forces.

Palestinian authorities say at least 60 people have been killed in the violence since Tuesday.

Israel has promised to "further increase the assault" on Hamas until it stops firing rockets at Israeli cities and communities.

Joining us in the studio is Palestinian Ambassador Professor Manuel Hassassian.

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Sean and Charlotte discuss airport security

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.

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