Essex firefighters strike

Firefighters in Essex will today hold the first of five planned strikes in a dispute over cuts.

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Essex firefighters go on strike

The strike is due to begin at 10am. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Hundreds of firefighters are going on strike in Essex today.

The Fire Brigade union says members will walk out at 10 o'clock in the morning, returning at six.

The Essex Fire Service says "excellent contingency plans" are in place.

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