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Thousands of teachers, refuse collectors, firefighters and other public sector workers in our region are on strike today.
Around two thousand took part in a rally and march in Leeds this morning. Almost 600 schools are closed and a further 450 partially closed as teachers took part in the marches or manned picket lines.
There were similar scenes in Bradford - today's walkout is the largest one-day strike over pay by public sector workers since 2010.
The TUC's regional secretary Bill Adams says the Government are not listening to staff concerns, but MP Patrick McLoughlin says the action is hurting the public:
A former police officer has told the Hillsborough inquests how he witnessed a "scene of chaos" as he tried to help fans on the pitch.
Arthur Davies gave assistance to at least four people, but said there was "total confusion" and he did not see senior officers taking control until later.
Mr Davies, who had been on mobile patrol, said the call to the ground was not of any great urgency.
Doncaster Rovers manager Paul Dickov has refused to rule out a move for former keeper Ross Turnbull.
Turnbull, 29, left the club this summer following an injury hit season but Dickov sees a future at the club for the former Chelsea and Middlesbrough man.
"Hopefully Ross might come out to Portugal with us,” said Dickov
“It’s a case of ‘watch this space’ after the 18th, who takes his side to Portugal next week in an effort to step up preparations for the forthcoming League 1 season."
Unions have been criticised for going ahead with strike action despite a low turn out at the ballot.
Today, Neil Ware, from the GMB Union, defended the strike action despite figures from the National Office of Statistics saying staff in the public sector still earn between 2.2 per cent and 3.1 per cent more than the private sector in the year 2013.
Police investigating the disappearance of Gemma Simpson are searching a house in St Leonard's Crescent in Scarborough.
A 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of her murder.
Gemma, 23, went missing from Harehills in Leeds 14 years ago.
A union has described the Cabinet Office's figures on the amount of people striking today as "laughable".
The Cabinet Office claims a fifth of civil servants - around 90,000 people - are on strike compared with a third in the last big walkout in 2011.
However, the Public and Commercial Services union dismissed the Cabinet Office's claims, saying: "No-one can trust this government to keep reliable figures, it can't even tell us what it's done with dozens of Home Office files."
Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude said fewer than 20% of civil servants were on strike today compared with a third in the last big walkout in 2011.
Mr Maude said today's disruption was the fault of union leaders and urged public sector workers that the right to strike must be exercised "responsibly".
He pointed out that only one in five members of Unite and Unison had taken part in ballots leading to the strike, adding that low turnouts strengthened the case for reform.
Traffic crossing the Humber Bridge today can do so free of charge as toll station workers are out on strike.
Most cars and motorbikes pay £1.50 to cross, but charges rise up to £12 for heavy goods vehicles weighing over 7.5tonnes.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have been greeted at Chatsworth House in the Derbyshire Dales by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.
It will be one of numerous visits that the Queen has made over the years to the famous stately home, which has been the seat of the Cavendish family since 1549.
After meeting staff and seeing restoration work, the Queen and Duke will chat with people who take part in mountain and dog search and rescue and also cave rescue operations.
They will be presented to Peak District Park rangers and air ambulance crew and some 80 members of Derbyshire voluntary and charity organisations before enjoying a private lunch.