An unused regional 999 control centre
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Tour some of the unused 'white elephant' 999 centres

A report by a group of MPs has concluded that a plan to reorganise fire control centres across England wasted almost half a billion pounds of taxpayers' money before ending in complete failure.

The project was supposed to replace 46 control rooms with nine regional centres, most of which remain empty.

The BBC's Ed Thomas took a look inside some of the costly, unused centres.

  • 20 Sep 2011
  • From the section UK