Are they teaching the government a lesson - or letting down our children? The strike today by teachers across the region has divided opinion - and caused disruption. Thousands of children missed a day of school - But teachers say they had little choice. Here's Christine Alresford.
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Tuesday afternoon's weather for the east of the region
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