The East Midlands FBU Regional Secretary says if government cuts continue, there will be a reduced number of firefighters who are available to attend scenes.
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"This was mindless vandalism at its very worst, which has wrecked a much-loved community facility."
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The antique vase, which was unearthed at a home in the Black Country, has been described by auctioneers as 'the find of a lifetime.'