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Fire cuts: opponents back down

Rebel members of London's fire authority are set to back down in their battle with Boris Johnson over cuts.

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Boris wins battle over fire cuts

Boris Johnson appears to have won his battle over control of London's fire service.

Opposition politicians on the fire authority have backed down in a fight over cuts after the Mayor threatened to sue.

In the Labour amendment, they said that they conceded to the Mayor on this occasion with great reluctance.

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