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Firefighters New Year strike

Firefighters around the West Country are striking again in a dispute over pay, pensions and cuts.

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Firefighters' strike at midday today

Firefighters across the region will walk out for four hours today Credit: ITV News West Country

Fire chiefs across the region say response times will be slower because of the national strike by firefighters today.

A four hour walk-out is due to start at midday over changes to working conditions. County fire chiefs say they'll still be able to respond to emergencies under contingency plans.

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