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Fire service cuts in Somerset

Proposals to reduce the numbers of full-time firefighters and stations in Somerset are going to the vote this morning.

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Meeting to discuss fire service cuts in Somerset

Fire crews protesting outside today's meeting. Credit: ITV News West Country

Proposals to reduce the numbers of full-time firefighters and stations in Somerset are going to the vote this morning.

The county's fire authority has to make cuts of around £8m in the next two years.

The number of back-office staff will also be cut.

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