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Firefighters on strike again

The second strike by firefighters in four days is taking place across the south. The walkout, which began at six this morning, is part of a long running dispute with the government over pensions.

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Second firefighters' strike in four days

Firefighters across England and Wales walked out on strike today in a bitter row over pensions Credit: Press Association Images

The second strike by firefighters in four days is now underway across the south. The walkout, which began at 6 this morning, is part of a long running dispute with the government over pensions and plans to raise their retirement age from 55 to 60. Fire services say contingency plans are in place.

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