Firefighters in Essex will today hold the first of five planned strikes in a dispute over cuts.
The Fire Brigades Union said its members plan to take industrial action today and on July 7 and 18, August 18 and October 18. Today's strike is due to start at 10am and end at 6pm.
More top news
Philippa has the latest weather update for the east
Philippa has the latest weather update for the west
Triple killer Tobin 'definitely left other victims' says detective. Two of his victims were found buried at his former home in Margate