Striking teachers from across the Anglia region have gathered at a rally in Cambridge. Hundreds of schools are shut today as teachers from two of the biggest unions go on strike. Members of the NUT and NASUWT are striking over pay, pensions and working conditions.
And more striking teachers attended another rally outside Norwich's Forum.
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Another fine sunny day.