Bonfires and firework displays are being held this weekend despite claims that a four day strike by firefighters is leaving many people 'vulnerable'.
Firefighters across the country have walked out from 6pm on Friday until 6pm on Tuesday in a dispute about pensions.
The Fire Brigade Union says government proposals that firefighters should work until they are 60 instead of 55, pay more into their pensions and get less in retirement, are unfair.
But the Fire Service says contingency plans are in place and there is adequate cover.
Some of the regions MPs are warning people about the darker side of Halloween festivities.
The Care Minister and Norfolk MP Norman Lamb say that some costumes could be demonising those with mental health issues.
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Exactly 24 hours from now, firefighters across the East will walk out on strike in a row over pensions.
With Bonfire night just days away and Halloween tomorrow, the strike is falling on one of the busiest weekends of the year for the service.
Fire chiefs are advising the public to remain vigilant.
Children's parties. Normally they are filled with fun, games and lots of sugar. The little ones leave with party bags and often hyped up, the parents leave well exhausted.
But given all the recent publicity about the dangers of sugar what if there were parties with none at all? Would it spoil all the fun?
Ellie Barker has been investigating.
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