Bus passengers in Leicestershire are fighting plans to replace some rural services with dial-a-ride minibuses. The county council is considering scrapping several routes to save money.
Hundreds of people have signed petitions opposing the move. Many come from villages without any shops, and say their bus service is a lifeline.
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