Mayor's fire service cuts plan defeated by one vote

London's Fire Authority has rejected controversial plans to close fire stations and cut jobs.

The proposals would have seen ten stations closed - and more than 500 posts axed. They were defeated by just one vote.

Simon Harris reports:


Fire authority rejects cuts

London’s Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) has voted against proposals for the closure of ten fire stations, the loss of fourteen fire engines and of 552 firefighter jobs.