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The Fire Brigades Union in the South West has welcomed the decision to scrap a multi-million pound scheme to set up regional fire control rooms.
The project would have seen emergency calls made in Bristol and Bath answered at a new call centre in Taunton.
But the scheme has been long overdue and the union claims it has already cost tax payers £200 million.
Now the coalition government has reached a settlement with the main contractor to halt the project.