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Libraries face job cuts in restructure

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Restructure plans have been revealed for a library service, with job losses proposed to cut costs. Six management posts will be cut from Sandwell’s Library and Information Service.

Danger – all in a day’s work for crack West Midlands Fire Service unit


Their challenges have included winching a man to safety from the side of a skyscraper, crawling through  collapsed buildings, cutting through steel girders at 2,500 degrees of heat and rescuing a builder covered up to his neck in soil at the bottom of an 18ft-trench. And they also put out fires.