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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A headteacher has payed tribute to a seven-year-old boy who was killed in a bus crash in Coventry at the weekend.
The family of the bus driver who was involved in Saturday's crash has said he is "devastated to the core" about what has happened.
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