FIREFIGHTERS in Hampshire were continuing their strike action today in a dispute over pensions.

Fire Brigade Union members in the county were due to walk out for two hours at noon and again for an hour at 11pm.

They will walk out at the same times every day until Saturday in action that began on Saturday.

The union is locked in a bitter row with the Government over proposed pension changes which they say will mean firefighters have to work longer and receive lower pensions when they retire.

The Government claims firefighters will still have one of the most generous pension schemes in the public sector.

Fire service bosses have put contingency plans in place throughout the industrial action, including using contract staff.

Fewer fire engines will be available during the action.