Residents are once again advised to take extra care following the announcement of two further firefighters' strikes.

The next walkouts will take place from 9am on Thursday until 9am on Friday, and on Saturday June 21 from 10am to 5pm.

During these times there will be fewer firefighters on duty across the country, including Hertfordshire.

Roy Wilsher, director of community protection and chief fire officer, said: “Our contingency arrangements have stood up well during previous strike action, however with fewer resources our ability to respond to incidents is reduced, therefore I urge the public to play their part again and take extra care during the strike action.”