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Firefighters begin new 24-hour strike over pensions

North East firefighters began another 24-hour strike in the latest chapter of an ongoing dispute over their pensions at 7am on February 25.

Members of the Fire Brigades' Union will strike from 7am.

The strike has been organised by the Fire Brigades' Union.

Many fire officers will also rally at Grey's Monument in Newcastle at midday.

Emergency calls will be answered and the fire service says its coverage will be adequate, but asks people to take extra care during the action.

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