England strikes: How your region was affected

Thousands of public sector workers across the UK are taking part in industrial action on Wednesday in protest at planned changes to their pensions.

The strike is likely to cause disruption to schools, hospitals, council services and air travel. Click below for BBC coverage from your local region. More details may be available on your council website..

North West

Cumbria: Strike action closes more than 200 schools

Lancashire: Thousands march over pension cuts

Liverpool: 4,500 march through city

Manchester and Cheshire: Thousands join pensions protest

North East

Tees: Hundreds in Teesside strike rally

Tyne & Wear: Strike action affects commuters

Yorkshire & Lincolnshire

Humberside: Thousands of workers join strike

Leeds & West Yorkshire: Council boss backs striking staff

Lincolnshire: County's services hit by strike

York and North Yorkshire: Striking staff march through York

Sheffield and South Yorkshire: Services hit as thousands strike, In pictures: Sheffield's strike

West Midlands

Birmingham and Black Country: About 4,000 march through city

Coventry and Warwickshire: Striking staff take part in rally

Hereford & Worcester: Teachers on strike over pensions

Shropshire: Strikes in county 'biggest ever'

Staffordshire: Strike action hits Staffordshire

East Midlands

Derby: Schools close because of strike

Leicester: Pension strike hits 330 schools

Nottingham: Strikes hit hundreds of schools

Northampton: Striking staff in pensions march

West & South West

Cornwall: Union members march through Truro

Devon: Hundreds of schools hit by strike

Gloucestershire: About 2,000 join pensions rally

Bristol: Thousands march in Bristol rally

Somerset: Pensions protest attracts 2,000

Wiltshire: Strikers march through Swindon


Beds, Herts and Bucks: Strike affects schools and police

Cambridgeshire: Thousands join in pension rallies

Essex: Essex schools closed by strikes

Norfolk: Thousands stage City Hall rally, Ex-footballer teaches at strike-hit school

Suffolk: Suffolk strike action takes place


Berkshire: Striking workers take to streets

Dorset: Striking workers gather for demos

Hampshire & Isle of Wight: Striking workers in pensions demos

Oxford: Demo numbers exceed expectations

London & South East

Kent: Port staff among striking workers

London: Strike hits 2,000 London schools

Surrey: Strike action over pension plans

Sussex: Brighton strike march 'peaceful'

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