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Cambridgeshire and Suffolk consider fire service merger

Suffolk's fire authority has agreed to look at the joint business case for a full merger with Cambridgeshire.

The two fire services already share a control room in Cambridgeshire.

Suffolk County Council has now decided to look at the financial implications of either merging, or having more collaboration while remaining separate.

Both fire authorities said they were facing 12% budget cuts over four years, but no final decision would be made without public consultations.

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