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What are the most common road recovery call-outs?

AA and RAC patrol teams have always been trained in basic mechanics - from engine failure to fixing a punctured tyre.

But Nick, who has been working as an AA patrol man for over 20 years, says the job is now completely different:

He told ITV News Central that he feels more like a "computer wizz kid" than a traditional mechanic:

For Nick, it seems that technology has dramatically altered the role of the recovery man.

But what will the future look like for road recovery services?


How will the fire service cope with budget cuts?

West Midlands Fire Service currently employs 1,322 full-time firefighters, who work from 38 fire stations serving a population of 2.7 million people.

But in recent years, they've had to make some tough decisions over the way the service is run, after what they say have been "extremely challenging cuts".

A report to the fire authority in April this year, highlighted that £21m in grants has been lost to WMFS since 2011.

So how can they move forward when faced with such a tight budget:


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