Reprieve for Leeds fire stations



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Four Leeds fire stations threatened with closure under a cost-cutting shake-up of the service are to remain open say councillors.

Morley, Hunslet, Rothwell and Garforth stations faced an uncertain future following a review carried out earlier this year by West Yorkshire Fire Service to help it cope with major public spending cuts.

It was proposed that Hunslet and Morley fire stations merge to provide two fire engines at a new station to be built between the two and Garforth and Rothwell stations also merge, to provide one engine at a new station between the two.


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