A day of disruption for parents and children across the region, as teachers went on strike over pay, pensions and workloads. The government has accused the strikers of damaging children's education, while the unions insist that without better conditions the quality of teaching will suffer.
But despite hundreds of their staff turning out for rallies, many schools in the East DID manage to stay open. Here's a report by our education correspondent Elodie Harper...
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Parts of the Anglia region have seen nearly a month's worth of rain in just a few hours during intense thunderstorms overnight.
A wet and windy start, with heavy and perhaps thundery rain in places. This will gradually ease away westwards through the morning.
Cloud with locally heavy rain spreading in overnight