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Teachers on strike

Thousands of teachers will go on strike today in a row over pay and working conditions. Members from two of the country's main teachers unions will march in cities across the UK, including Durham.

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  1. Katie Oakes

Strikes give parents childcare headache

Parents were only given a week's notice of today's strike action. Many have been forced to take the day off work to look after their children due to school closures.

One charity in Durham offered childcare for just £5 to take the pressure off working parents.

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