Firefighters in England and Wales will launch a fresh wave of strikes today in a long-running dispute with the government over pensions.
Members of the Fire Brigade Union (FBU) will walk out for two hours at noon and again for an hour at 11pm.
The strikes to be repeated at the same times over the next eight days.
Contingency plans will be put in place during the action.
The FBU accused the government of "walking away" from talks earlier this week.
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