The two largest teachers' unions have announced plans for strikes in this region, next month.
The NUT and the NASUWT say their concerns about teachers' pensions and working conditions are not being listened to.
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A court's heard how a man accused of murdering his partner carried on with normal life in the days after he allegedly killed her.
An unusual species of bird is enjoying a winter vacation here in the UK, according to the RSPB charity.
Clearer spells will develop through the night, particularly in the east, with frost and perhaps some patchy fog.