New ambulances 'not ready'

It had promised 15 new ambulances to improve response times in our rural areas but today (Tuesday) the East of England Ambulance Trust admitted it's struggling to get them up and running.

And the problem is people. With no new recruits for at least another month there simply aren't enough of them to staff the extra vehicles.

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More ambulances for region

The East of England Ambulance Service is to put 15 extra ambulances on the road and recruit 200 new staff.