Bus drivers in parts of South Yorkshire are staging the first of four planned strikes. Unite union members working for Stagecoach South Yorkshire are on a 24-hour strike at Barnsley and Rawmarsh depots in a pay dispute. Phil Brown, regional officer for Unite, said: "The response from the membership is strong." He said 98% of drivers at the two depots were out on strike.
Stagecoach claimed it was running a near-normal level of service between 7am and 6pm. The company said it had drafted in about 100 extra drivers to keep services running.