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Public sector workers strike in Truro

Thousands of public sector workers from the South West have been striking today. They're taking part in a nationwide dispute over pay and pensions. Many of the region's schools, libraries and museums are shut as a result. This was the scene in Truro this morning.

Public sector workers strike in Truro Credit: ITV News West Country
Fire Brigade Union members strike in Truro Credit: ITV News West Country
NUT members strike in Truro Credit: ITV News West Country

Public sector workers hold protest march in Exeter

Protest march sets off from Belmont Park in Exeter Credit: ITV News West Country

Hundreds of public sector workers are protesting in Exeter this morning. They're taking part in a nationwide strike over pay and pensions. Many of the region's schools, libraries and museums are shut today as a result.

Above you can see the region's largest public sector workers protest march which set off from Belmont Park in Exeter.

Hundreds of public sector workers go on strike Credit: ITV News West Country
Protest march held in Exeter Credit: ITV News West Country

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West Country school closures tomorrow

Teachers across the West Country will be out on strike on Thursday 10 July, forcing the closure of many schools. It is part of an ongoing dispute over pay.

If your child goes to an academy school, you should check the individual school website.

For the latest information on council-run school closures, follow the links below (please note that councils update their links regularly as and when appropriate):

£200m Superyacht leaves Plymouth for new owner

The 'Alamshar' is thought to have cost a staggering £200m Credit: ITV News West Country

A new 200 million pound superyacht has left Plymouth after it was constructed at Devonport Dockyard. The "Alamshar" belongs to his Royal Highness, The Aga Khan who is the leader of the world's 20 million Ismaili Muslims. It's rumoured he flew in by helicopter to pick up his purchase.

Refuse collection warning for North Devon

Residents in North Devon are being given an early warning that their rubbish bins might not be collected tomorrow. The local council says it can't guarantee a collection as a one day public sector workers strike will take place.

Collection services are affected by public sector strikes Credit: ITV News West Country

The stoppage will affect all manner of local authority services across the region not just refuse.

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Council pothole funding allocated

Councils must publish monthly updates on how many repairs have been carried out Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Details of how 168 million pounds of pothole funding has been allocated to councils have been released by the government. The money has been divided between 148 authorities to repair around three million potholes by March next year.

Find out whether your council has received any money and how much using this interactive map.

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