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Warwickshire firefighters plan action

Issue No. 2213

The FBU firefighters’ union is to hold branch meetings across Warwickshire to discuss action against bosses’ plans to close three fire stations.

Warwick, Studley and Brinklow fire stations face the axe – but the union says this will put lives in danger.

It will lead to some towns and villages being left without any fire cover on many occasions, the union added.

Compensation win

Firefighter Christopher Bennett has won £80,000 in a landmark case after being sacked for sending an email to co-workers about safety.

He was fired two years ago for writing that a chair he was being made to use was injuring his back.

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Tue 3 Aug 2010, 18:18 BST
Issue No. 2213
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