There was an impromptu day off school for many children in our region and an extra complication for working parents.
Many schools across the east were either closed completely today, or were open with just a few classes running, as teachers went on strike in a row over pay, workload and pension deals.
Click below to watch Elodie Harper's report for the west of the ITV Anglia Region
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Councils are examining their budgets and deciding where savings and cuts can be made as government funding is to be cut by 14% next year.
Rain will turn steady and occasionally heavy after midnight before clearing early tomorrow. Sunnier but colder weather then returns.
The very mild weather will continue during the rest of today before it turns wet overnight. Tomorrow will be sunnier but also colder.