Firefighters hold new strike

Firefighters have held their third strike in weeks this morning in an ongoing dispute with the Government over pensions. The walkout lasted from 6am to 8am.

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Union bosses praise firefighters' unity after strike

The Fire Brigades Union has praised firefighters for their unity and determination during last night's strike.

Firefighters across England and Wales walked out on strike between 6.30pm and 11.00pm in the dispute about pensions.

Crews on duty across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire responded to 34 incidents during the industrial action, none of which were serious.

Ministers say the strike was completely unnecessary and reassured the public that safety remained paramount.

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