Tens of thousands of public sector workers took part in a day of action – the biggest mass stoppage since 1926 – in support of a claim for more pay on this day in 1979.
Highs today of 11 degrees in Canterbury and 10 in Prestatyn.
Time for the obligatory dog photo and our special guest star series continues. Monday Media Briefing reader Laura writes:
May I present Martha’s (the working cocker) brood, which arrived just before Christmas. Four boys and one girl, who we’re keeping. She’s named Malin, after the Shipping Forecast, and like her brothers is starting to act a bit cyclonic, occasionally variable, veering good.