Public sector workers are to strike today in a row over pay, pensions and workload.
Members of the GMB, Unison, Unite and NUT unions are walking out, meaning many schools will close and council service will come to a halt.
It has been described as one of the biggest days of industrial action since 2011.
Teachers across the East Midlands will be out on strike tomorrow, in an ongoing dispute over pay, pensions and working conditions.Read the full story ›
Teachers across the West Midlands will be out on strike tomorrow, in an ongoing dispute over pay, pensions and working conditions.Read the full story ›
Nottinghamshire County Council has been named as the most improved local authority in Britain for tackling homophobic bullying and celebrating difference in their schools.
That's according to a report by an equality charity today. Lincolnshire County Council was named the tenth best local authority.
Hundreds of drivers across the West Midlands are being fined every year for parking on yellow zig-zag lines outside schools. A new survey has discovered that more than a third of parents think it is acceptable to pull up in these restricted areas.
One head teacher in Wolverhampton has told ITV News Central that there have been several near-misses at her school.
A member of the NUT in Birmingham has apologised to parents for today's strike, which meant many children could not go into school.
But Kevin Courtney also said it was necessary for parents to see that the Government has caused teachers to have to go on strike.
The Government says it's surprised the strike took place, as talks are underway with unions.
Thousands of schools across England and Wales forced to close as teachers strike and threaten further action.Read the full story ›
Teachers have been marching in Nottingham today as part of their strike. The National Union of Teachers is campaigning against pay, pensions and working conditions.
A Nottingham NUT member has explained the reasons for today's teacher strike to ITV News Central's Education Correspondent, Peter Bearne.
Susi Artis says changes to the structure of education in the country is a main reason behind the strike, as well as pay and pensions. She spoke during the NUT march in Nottingham earlier today.
More than 300 teachers have marched through Nottingham, as they strike over pay, pensions and working conditions.
Today's march ended with a rally and speeches in the Old Market Square.