Fire service faces cuts

Devon and Somerset fire service is losing 17% of its government grant over the next two years, meaning it has to find £5.5 million worth of savings. It's led to concerns that lives will be put at risk.

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Fire service tackles hoax calls

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service has made savings by halving the number of hoax calls it attends. It's a result of campaigns in schools and high profile convictions.

They were having to respond to more than four hoax calls a week, putting lives at risk and wasting hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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