Firefighters picketing in Middlesbrough
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Firefighters stage four-hour walk out over pensions

25 September 2013 Last updated at 12:41 BST

Firefighters in England and Wales have gone on strike for four hours in a dispute over pensions.

The government wants them to work until they are 60 to get a full pension, in line with other emergency workers.

The Fire Brigades Union says there is ''increased risk'' to the public and to firefighters themselves, in having large numbers of older staff.

Fiona Trott reports from a picket line in Middlesbrough.