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Fire-fighters confirm four-hour strike

17 September 2013 Last updated at 22:11 BST

Fire-fighters in England and Wales will go on strike on 25 September in a row over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has confirmed.

In a statement the government said the decision by the Fire Brigades Union to strike was entirely unnecessary and avoidable.

But FBU general secretary Matt Wrack said the four-hour strike was "a warning shot to government".