Fire minister and Norfolk MP Brandon Lewis insists it is safe for firefighters to work until the age of 60.
Crews are staging industrial action today over a dispute about pensions. They will strike from midday until 4pm.
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There'll be some dense patches of mist and fog about first thing this morning but it will clear later. Then, a cloudy but mostly dry day.
It will be a bright start in places but the cloud will thicken from the north during the afternoon and there'll be a few spots of rain.
Students at the University of Cambridge have raised money for charity by producing their own naked calendar.