The country's largest civil service union is on strike today with action that coincides with George Osborne's budget announcement.There have been many protests like this one in Barnsley by the Public and Commercial Services union.
Members want a five percent pay rise. The action has effected benefits and tax offices as well as job centres. The PCS claim current austerity policies are failing.
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League One Bradford City have dumped Premier League leaders out of the cup, despite going two goals behind at Stamford Bridge.
After the recent snow and very cold temperatures, we see a return to the sort of weather we would normally expect for the UK in January