Hundreds of schools close for teachers' strike

Thousands of pupils across the region are being told to stay at home today as teachers strike for the second time in just under six months.

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Teachers strike across the region

Thousands of teachers across our region who are taking strike action for a second time in under six months.

In Sheffield today, more than 600 members of the National Union of Teachers took to the streets over pay, pensions and conditions. Around 220 schools have been closed across North, South and West Yorkshire with hundreds more partially closed down.

Teachers say that one of the issues they're striking over is an increased workload, but the Schools Minister, David Laws MP, says the strikes aren't sensible.

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