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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Cloud will thicken from the north and west this afternoon but it will stay dry.
A robber boasted on Facebook about plans to raid a supermarket minutes before being caught red-handed by police.
So it's World Book Day and children across the region are dressing up as characters from their favourite books!