West Yorkshire Police's Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Steve Beckley says the cuts are necessary in order to meet budget cuts put in place by the Government. He defends the decision to close 21 stations and open just 10 new ones, stating that some response times could be faster.
More top news
Josh Warrington will fight for a world title after a 10th round stoppage of Denmark's Dennis Ceylan at the Leeds Arena last night.
The remaining two anti-fracking protestors who climbed a rig at a live well site in Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire, have been removed.
The incident happened on the A1133 at Laughterton on Friday evening.