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The Milton Keynes based Open University is facing the threat of fresh strikes by staff in a long running dispute over jobs. The University and College Union warned of walkouts on Tuesday if managers do not make a "fair offer" by tonight for staff affected by office closures.
The union said it wants a guarantee of fair transitional arrangements for around 500 staff in seven regional offices affected by a "massive" restructure.
"The Open University risks losing the experience and expertise of hundreds of staff members if it does not sort out transitional arrangements for its restructure plans.
We are fed up with its refusal to honour commitments made to staff and will be walking out on Tuesday if it does not come back to us with some serious developments. We remain happy to talk right up until Monday night's deadline but the ball is in the university's court."
The closure of centres in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Gateshead, Leeds, London and Oxford sparked a strike last year.
Poor children in Norwich, Northampton and Cambridge have less chance of good exam grades than those in London's most deprived areas.Read the full story ›
Ten thousand jobs will be on offer at the annual Milton Keynes job show - the largest in the region.
The event, which takes place at the Centre MK today and tomorrow, will host 70 leading organisations, pitching their jobs to prospective employees.
Conditions couldn't have been better for viewing this rare sight in the night sky just before dawn this morning (Thursday 28th January 2016).
With skies predicted to clear overnight, Roger Skillin took the opportunity capture five planets at once with his camera in the skies over St. Neots.
Roger's breathtaking shot faces towards the south - south east of the night sky. Jupiter can be seen to the west of the moon. Mars, Saturn and Venus appear to descend towards the horizon to the east of the moon.
Roger has even managed to capture Mercury as it rises just above the horizon and a few thin high clouds associated with a weather front to the south.
If you missed this morning's display, all five planets will be visible in the early morning sky until 20th February. Hopefully, we will be lucky enough to enjoy another morning as clear as this one.
Skies will be clear throughout the Anglia region by early Thursday morning, providing the best chance yet to see five planets in the skyRead the full story ›
Do we work too hard and for too long in Britain? In Sweden some employers are putting six-hour days on trial to increase productivity.Read the full story ›
A Milton Keynes woman repeatedly raped by her father has been refused compensation because the abuse happened before a change in the law.Read the full story ›
During the week temperatures plunged to -6°C but by Sunday they were close to January record levels of +15°C in the Anglia region.Read the full story ›
The police say that their specialist new financial unit has stripped criminals across the region of more than one million pounds.
The 'Asset Confiscation Enforcement team' was set up to recover proceeds of crime. The recovered money includes £250,000 from a Wisbech drug trafficker, £288,000 from a firearms offender in Milton Keynes and £17,000 from an Essex man who defrauded people on dating websites.