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Lincoln fire station proposals to be discussed

There were protests against the cutbacks when the proposals were announced Credit: ITV news

Revised proposals that would keep Lincoln fire station crewed around the clock will be discussed by councillors later.

Lincolnshire fire and rescue service faced a public backlash when it announced plans to leave the station unmanned overnight to save money. Now councillors could be set to retain the overnight staffing.

Statement released after man dies in narrowboat incident

West Midlands Ambulance Service have released a statement following the death of a man involved in a narrowboat incident.

It sank at Lock 5 on the Droitwich Junction Canal, off the Worcester and Birmingham Canal yesterday.

The lock was drained and firefighters went on board the narrowboat. They brought the man out and advanced life support was carried out by ambulance staff, but sadly it was not possible to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene. An elderly woman who had managed to get off the narrow boat was assessed by ambulance staff but was found to be uninjured and was left with police officers.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service
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