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Eight schools in Tewkesbury will be closed for the day after a burst water main disrupted supplies in the area.
The schools affected are:
- Deerhurst and Apperley C of E Primary School
- Mitton Manor Primary School
- Noah's Ark Children's Centre - Chance Street site and York Road site
- Queen Margaret Primary School
- Tewkesbury CE Primary School
- Tewkesbury School - closed but still open for public exams
- Tirlebrook Primary School
Severn Trent - the water supplier - has apologised and said it is working hard to fix the problem:
"We’d like to apologise to anyone whose water supply is affected this morning."
"We have a burst water pipe in the Tewkesbury area, which is affecting supplies. We’ve managed to isolate the burst and we’re working to bring water into the area from another network of pipes." "We know how difficult it is to have no water, especially at this time of day when you’re trying to get ready for work and school, and we’re sorry for the inconvenience this may be causing. We’d like to reassure everyone that we’re working hard to get water supplies back on as soon as possible and everything back to normal."
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University staff across the West Country have returned to work today after a two day strike over pay.
Lecturers and teaching staff, including those at the University of Bristol, say they have been held to a 1.1% pay rise and are angry that vice-chancellors have been awarded a 6.4% hike.
The University and College Union is also campaigning on gender equality issues and there is also concern about increased use of short term teaching contracts.
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