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Rail strike over pension dispute

Rail services for East Midlands Trains will be affected today because of the first of a series of strikes in a dispute over pensions.

Members of the drivers' union Aslef at East Midlands Trains will walk out for 24 hours.

Further strikes are planned for Thursday May 3 and again on May 8, 10, 15 and 17.

A reduced service will be operating today and on Thursday and there will be replacement bus services in operation on many routes.

New fuel proposals

The Unite union say they have reached a possible deal with fuel companies who are currently in talks over their pay and conditions.

The union say they are satisfied they have a set of proposals, currently confidential to present to its members - but it does not mean the threat of strike action has been lifted.

The tanker drivers still have to agree with the terms.

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Fuel tanker drivers rule out strike at Easter - but demands continue to rise

Fuel tanker drivers have ruled out a strike at Easter. But it's done little to ease the pressure at the pumps.

Demand for fuel continues to rise causing shortages and long queues at many petrol stations across our region.

On the eve of the Easter break that's causing concern for people trying to get away and the tourism businesses hoping for a much needed boost.

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