There's a warning to all of us for vigilance over the weekend, after firefighters began 3 days of strike action, leaving many areas with only basic cover.
It's the latest action in a long-running dispute over retirement age, pensions and a new fitness test. Fire services say emergencies will beattended.
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Hundreds of protestors braved wintry weather to march through Baldock. They're angry at plans that could see thousands of new houses.
Fire crews released a woman from an overturned car after it went off the A12 at Ingatestone in Essex.
A very cold day in strong, blustery winds. Wintry showers for much of the day, rain or sleet towards coasts but of snow at times inland.