Union slams proposed fire cuts

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Proposed cuts to the fire service which could see fewer firefighters in parts of the Fylde have today been branded “a recipe for disaster” by a union chief.

The planned cuts are set to include the loss of one fire engine from Blackpool fire station and the possibility of jobs being lost at South Shore fire station.

The proposals have been made after a 25 per cent cut in funding to Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) by central Government, meaning £10m of savings needs to be made by April 2016.

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