Volunteers with two weeks training could be used as cover if firefighters in Derbyshire decide to strike over a dispute about pensions.
Opponents say industrial action would be irresponsible and put lives at risk. Members of the public would be paid a hundred and fifty pounds per twelve hour shift when called out. Rajiv Popat reports
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Fine and dry with some sunshine during the day. Feeling warm with light winds. Dry with clear spells overnight.
Dry with patchy cloud and sunny spells. Winds will continue to ease away through the day.
Temperatures are climbing over the coming days and humidity is increasing but will it actually be a heatwave in The Midlands?