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 The Government's former chief fire and rescue adviser claims the service is out of date and he is putting forward proposals aiming at saving £200 million a year.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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Showers will largely die away this evening and winds will decrease. Feeling chilly with clear spells. Lows of 3 deg C.
This afternoon will see squally showers- these will be occasionally heavy. Becoming very windy later with gales.
Further one in eight expect to be aged between 71 and 80 years when they finally stop work, according to survey.