Schools across the region are closed as part of a national strike by teachers.
A mass rally's due to be held on College Green in Bristol by staff protesting about increased workloads, pension changes and plans to bring in performance related pay.
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A memorial will be built commemorating those who have lost their lives in the River Avon - it will have 18 steps leading up from the river.
Chilly start, cloud will thicken through the day.
A cold day, cloud thickens this afternoon.