Fire and rescue services in England could save up to £200 million a year if they were operated more efficiently, according to a report.
Northampton Saints pair bid for starting roles against Ireland
Essex batsman Alastair Cook has been named England Test Captain.
England boss Roy Hodgson tells ITV Sport that Norwich Keeper John Ruddy is likely to feature in the second half of the friendly against Italy.
Hodgson said that Butland got the nod ahead of the Canary Number One because he'd had longer to gel with the squad.
He said Ruddy would be "Kept up his sleeve" ready to bring on in the second half.
Norwich City goalkeeper, John Ruddy is expected to make his England debut tonight as Roy Hodgson's men take on Italy in a friendly in Switzerland.
England exited Euro 2012 after they lost on penalties to tonight's opponents just seven weeks ago.
John Ruddy was not part of the England squad that day. He was forced to return home after breaking his finger during training in the run-up to the tournament.
With number one goalkeeper Joe Hart out of contention and manager Roy Hodgson expected to give fringe players a run-out, Ruddy will almost certainly play a part as England try to avenge that Euro 2012 defeat.
The game will be shown on ITV1 tonight, kick-off is at 8.00pm.
Essex cricketer Ravi Bopara is still in the England fold despite pulling out of the side ahead of the Second Test which ended today.
Essex batsmen Alastair Cook and Ravi Bopara have been named in England's provisional 30-man squad for the ICC World Twenty20 in September:
The full squad is: Stuart Broad (Notts) (Capt), James Anderson (Lancs), Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire), Gareth Batty (Surrey), Ian Bell (Warwickshire)
Ravi Bopara (Essex), Scott Borthwick (Durham), Tim Bresnan (Yorks), Danny Briggs (Hampshire), Jos Buttler (Somerset), Alastair Cook (Essex), Steven Croft (Lancashire), Steven Davies (Surrey), Jade Dernbach (Surrey), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Craig Kieswetter (Somerset)
Michael Lumb (Notts), Stuart Meaker (Surrey), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Graham Onions (Durham), Samit Patel (Notts), Matt Prior (Sussex), Joe Root (Yorks), Ben Stokes (Durham), Graeme Swann (Notts), James Taylor (Notts), James Tredwell (Kent), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Luke Wright (Sussex).
Our region's Italian community was left sorely disappointed after last night's Euro 2012 final.
Around 500 gathered at Club Italia in Bedford, only to watch their team concede four goals to Spain.
Bedford has one of the highest concentrations of Italians in the UK.
The St George's Cross is long gone following England's defeat in Euro 2012 but there are still some flags flying in our region.
The Italian community in Bedford has turned the town red, white and green after their triumph over Germany. They're now gearing up for this weekend's final v Spain
Bedfordshire police say a number of arrests have been made after Italian football fans were attacked in Bedford last night, after their team knocked England out of Euro 2012 on penalties.
Bedford has one of the largest concentrations of Italians in the UK - and many were out to see their team reach the semi-finals. Police say several cars were attacked.