The longest running dispute in British fire service history has come to an end. It's been the cause of strikes and disruption across Essex for the last four years.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union voted 2 to 1 to accept a deal after months of negotiations with managers of the county's Fire and Rescue Service.
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Outbreaks of rain, perhaps thundery, clearing northwards during the morning, then a mainly dry day with a chance of showers following.