Fire fighters strike over pensions

24-hour fire strike starts this morning

Around 3,000 firefighters across the region are due to go on strike later this morning in a row over pensions.

Today's strike, starting at 9am, will be the longest strike held so far and will last 24 hours. Contingency plans have been put on place with some fire stations still operating. Fire chiefs say it may take them a little longer to respond to 999 calls.