The leader of Derbyshire County Council is concerned that changes to East Midlands Ambulance Service will mean slower reponse times in rural communities.
Sixty-six stations across the region are to be closed and replaced with thirteen purpose-built 'superhubs'.
People worried about proposals to close ambulance stations in the East Midlands will be given the chance to voice their concerns today at a public meeting.
Hinckley ambulance station is one of 65 in the region threatened with closure under plans to replace them with superhubs.
A mother and her two children are in hospital after they were rescued from a fire at a house in Baskerville Road in Stoke on Trent. A 22 year old woman and her two children, a six year old boy and a two year old girl, were taken to North Staffordshire hospital. They are in a stable condition.
A mother and two children, aged six and three, are in hospital after a house fire in Hanley, Stoke early today.
The three-year-old is said to be in 'a very serious condition'.