Councils will not appeal against ruling

Southwark station is one of the ten which will be closed on Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority said the seven councils had confirmed they will not appeal. This means the reductions in fire stations and fire appliances "will proceed as planned, on 9 January 2014."

The cuts are part of the fifth London Safety Plan, which details how the authority will deliver the capital's fire and rescue service over the next three years, and includes plans agreed in September to close the 10 fire stations.

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Council lose court battle to save fire stations

Seven local councils have lost their High Court battle over Mayor of London Boris Johnson's proposals to close 10 fire stations in the capital.