Enjoy safe new year celebrations

Hampshire Fire Service have urged the public to stay safe tonight as they celebrate 2014.

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Fire Service urge public to stay safe during strikes

As many across the Meridian will celebrate New Year's Eve tonight, Hampshire Fire Service are warning residents to take extra care.

Further industrial action by the Fire Bridgade's Union goes ahead between 6.30pm and 12.30am tonight.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service will be answering and responding to emergency calls as usual, but response times may be affected by the strike action.

Assistant Chief Officer Bob Ratcliffe said: "We want everyone to have a fantastic New Year’s Eve but we also want the night to pass safely and for people to remember that there will be fewer firefighters and vehicles available to us during this strike period.”

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