Rather than just accept these enormous cuts forced upon us by central government, the fire authority along with chief fire officer Lee Howell should tell the coalition government that this scale of cuts is unacceptable, risks destroying the fabric of this important service, and ultimately puts more lives at risk.
If the cuts proposed go through, there will be fewer firefighters, fewer fire stations and fewer fire engines. After the recent floods and fires firefighters have dealt with so professionally, the cuts would be a real kick in the teeth for both the public and the service. The FBU is asking people in our communities to stand up against damaging proposals for the fire and rescue service before it is too late.
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As the sun sets and a warm day we'll be facing a much chillier night. Rural places could see temperature dropping to as low as 6 °C.
After a lovely sunny day, we'll have a clear but chilly night with temperatures, especially in rural places, dropping to as low as 6 °C.
Charles Howeson has been sentenced to seven years and six months for historic sexual offences against eight young men between 1985 - 1994.