Radical plans that could lead to a massive shake up in our fire service. The Government's former chief fire and rescue adviser claims the service is out of date and he is putting forward proposals aiming at saving £200 million a year.
But the Fire Brigades Union in our region has hit back - claiming this will lead to job losses which in turn could put more lives at risk.
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Rain and blustery winds will spread across the region this evening but it will turn clearer later in the night. Further showers tomorrow.
There are now more hospital admissions than ever before due to obesity. A survey found Hertfordshire had the most admissions.
There'll be a few showers about at first this afternoon but they will ease later before more prolonged rain arrives in the evening.