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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Some early bright spells, but then turning cloudy.
A dry start with early bright spells, but turning cloudy as the day progresses.
Ambrose Parsons is said to have left the QE Hospital earlier today (Saturday 17 February) still wearing a green hospital gown.