Union confirms fire crews will strike

The Fire Brigades' Union has confirmed this afternoon that a strike will go ahead tomorrow.

The one hour strike will start at four and five o'clock in the morning. But normal services will resume for the Olympic Torch Relay in the area later in the morning.

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Firefighters in strike talks

A team from the concilitaion service Acas will meet with Essex Fire bosses and union officials today to try and stop a series of strikes from going ahead.