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Essex: 11 incidents for working crews as Fire Brigades Union goes on strike

PUBLISHED: 08:21 18 July 2014 | UPDATED: 08:21 18 July 2014

FBU strike in England and Wales

FBU strike in England and Wales

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There have been 11 incidents in Essex during a strike by the Fire Brigades Union.

The union has called a strike today between 6am and 8am, during that time there were three false alarms, two cases of flood water affecting electronics, and six other incidents.

The FBU will strike again between 11pm and 1am. They will also strike tomorrow from 11am until 1pm and 11pm until 1am, and on Sunday from 5pm until 7pm.

Members of the public are advised to continue to dial 999 in an emergency and working Essex crews will attend. Businesses should follow up automatic alarms with a phone call to ensure attendance during periods of reduced fire cover.

Police are growing “increasingly concerned” for the welfare of a missing 52-year-old Suffolk man.

Fear is growing for a 53-year-old Essex man who has been reporting missing.

Bosses at the Eastern Enterprise Hub and University of Suffolk hope gaming and technology students will be inspired to pursue their games ideas, after it emerged the gaming industry is one of the fastest growing locally.

A Shotley father with five drink-driving convictions has been jailed for 36 weeks after taking his mother’s car without consent and crashing it into a hedge.

Snow is falling across Suffolk and Essex today, but weather experts predict it will soon turn into rain.

Police and firefighters were called to a suspected arson attack in Carlton Colville in the early hours of this morning.

Trains between London and Norwich are being cancelled this morning as a result of engineering work not having been completed on time.

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