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And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Dominic Heale.
The unions claimed a million workers walked out across the UK.
The Government claimed most public sector staff reported for work
But whatever the actual figtres schools, the fire brigade and other
services across the East Midlands were disrupted today by one of the
Here is a round`up from our Political Editor John Hdss.
Library worker Rosie, from Nottinghamshire has lost
She regrets that, but then she has already lost
a big chunk of her salary because of council budget ctts.
That is why she joined todax's national strike
I went from 37 hours just down to 19 at the time.
So, you know, my wages have been greatly reduced
and I have a nine year`old at the moment and it is difficult
sometimes to try to make thd money stretch until the end of thd month.
Teachers, civil servants, and council care workers also backed
There was a similar big turnout in Leicester.
Fire Crews, angered over the raising of their retirelent age,
We are making a stand along with other public services
In Derby, while public servhce workers gathered for a rallx, fire
reservists covering for strhking full time crews were called to a
school. A fire had broken ott in the roof. No one was hurt.
There was a similar incident in Leicestershire.
This is what trade union solidarity looks like.
It is a show of strength but will it change the mindset of the government
on public service pay, condhtions and austerity budget cuts?
I think they are wrong and it will affect services and it
will affect people who have nothing to do with the dispute whatsoever.
I also think they are wrong because some of them are based on b`llots
With a very small percentagd of people actually voting
I personally would not want to see more strikes because these workers
are sacrificing a day's pay and that is because some of these people are
With the government talking about another four years
of public sector pay cuts, there may be further stoppages between now
The national rehabilitation centre for injured soldiers is
The Ministry of Defence says new facilithes
at Stanford Hall near Loughborough will open within the next four years
They will replace the outdated centre for seriously injured
If we start to get a conflict that delivers casualties in the future,
we have a state`of`the`art place to treat them so we will need to think
seriously about how we retahn the skills that we have learned
tragically, over the past fdw years with the levels of complex trauma
that we have had and the levels of head injury trauma that we have had.
Figures show 13 people have been fined for hogging the middld lanes
The new powers to levy fines were granted to
Officers can hand out on the spot penalties of up to ?10 .
It has been a day of Royal celebrations across Derbyshhre
Thousands of people lined the streets to welcome the Pueen
The Royal couple arrived at Matlock this morning, before moving
The sun shone for the thous`nds who thronged to Derbyshire waithng, for
Accompanied by Prince Philip, she arrived not by Royal tr`in,
It has been 22 years since the Queen has been to Matlock.
The crowds made sure it would be a visit which would not be
Many of them were lucky enough to share
Our daughter was playing in the music ensemble so we would
not have missed this day for all the earth.
We only saw the turquoise bobbing hat from where we were,
I'm just really excited to see the Queen
After Matlock, it was into the royal car and they visited
It was granted the royal se`l of approval two years ago.
Local children sung to her before she met some of the
Then it was onto sun`drenchdd Chatsworth House,
where hundreds upon hundreds of well`wishers had arrived hours
earlier to make sure they h`d secured a spot to see the Qteen
Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh slowly worked
their way through the crowds which lined the route to thd house.
They were then introduced to local food and drink producers who
presented the couple with a hamper of Derbyshire's finest
She spent a long time looking at all of this didn't she?
His Royal Highness was obviously very keen on some
of the products and asked a lot of questions and spoke to us
She asked if she would be able to fit it in her helicopter to take it
home, so we all had quite a giggle with her, to be honest
It was a memorable experience for many who came here.
It was amazing and she looked beautiful.
It has been amazing, I have never seen the Queen before
She is quite smaller than I actually thought she would be.
The crowds stayed to wave her goodbye, all in agreement there
That is your news. So, it is goodbye from me, but with your weather now,
Wheat were lucky to do in the rain stayed to the east. If you're
heading down any of the rem`ining days it is looking to bad. There is
the potential for a few showers on Sunday. The noun there is that rain
which has been setting to the east of us all day. For the rest of us,
just a gradual increase in cloud and a few spots of rain pushing end
Temperatures of 13 degrees. Tomorrow morning the weather front moves
westwards. There are the potential for a few spots of rain. For most of
us it will remain dry. Their cloud should spend a little bit. `` the
cloud should then a little bit. Hot 20s. The weekend - dry on Saturday.
Sunday, showers. Is Good evening. We had stark contrasts
in our weather today for most of us we had sunshine and it was warm 25
in Glasgow, 27 Attlee on Solent Just 14 under this cloud back. We've
had quite a brisk breeze and torrential rain at times.
Thunderstorms across East Anglia, Essex and Kent. Parts of London
That's meandering at the moment It is edging into Lincolnshire, parts
of Yorkshire. It is going to bring further downpours throughout the
evening. Nasty conditions on the roads with spray and warm. Elsewhere
bar the odd shower, a drier, clearer night. Mist and fog around. A chilly
in the Scottish glens. Fog for the East Coast. Sea fog could plague
eastern areas tomorrow. More cloud as the rain slowly eases away. It is
quite dry, but by the end of tomorrow, the rain for the weekend