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£5.5 million set aside for fire merger

Wiltshire and Dorset Fire & Rescue Services could merge Credit: ITV News

£5.5 million has been set aside by the Government to support a potential merger between Wiltshire and Dorset Fire & Rescue Services.

The bid was made by Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service on behalf of the two organisations and is one of 37 projects nationally to win financial support.

Public consultations will now take place in both counties to decide whether to combine their forces.

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Parachute team descend on Stonehenge to mark Poppy Appeal

Parachute team descend on Stonehenge Credit: ITV News West Country

A group of parachutists have descended on to the stones at Stonehenge carrying a large poppy to mark the launch of the 2014 Poppy Appeal. The Royal British Legion’s parachute team, Jump4Heroes took part int he stunt this morning. The poppy will now be presented to the Lord Lieutenant.

The stunt was to mark the launch of this year's Poppy Appeal Credit: ITV News West Country
The parachutists were carrying a large poppy on their descent Credit: ITV News West Country
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