For thousands of children - it's been an extra day off school. But for parents it's meant coping with the nightmare of having to re-arrange child care.
School teachers involved in today's walkout say they're sorry for disruption, but insist it's the only way they can show their anger over proposed changes to their pay, pensions and workloads. Divya Kohli has this report.
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A court has heard how 13 year old Alexander Worth was killed when a high-performance Ferrari F50 crashed on a farm track in Hampshire.
Monday evening's weather for the west of the region
Monday evening's weather for the east of the region