A new Government report into the future of firefighting in the UK has been published. The document's conclusions infer that fire services across the South East could be merged or forced to become part of a national brigade.
The report says that its recommendations could save two hundred million pounds. The Fire Brigades Union has reacted with anger - saying cuts will cost lives. John Ryall's report is followed by an interview with the head of Kent's Fire & Rescue Service.
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