Firefighters are to hold another strike next Wednesday - and have also been balloted on further industrial action.
The fire brigades union leader Matt Wrack tweeted:
FBU strike: strike action called for Wednesday 13 November between 10am and 2pm. Also notice of second ballot for other forms of action.
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