The Lord-Lieutenant Dr Ingrid Roscoe (pictured) will be part of celebrations marking the opening of a new state-of-the- art 999 call centre for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. The Command and Control Centre in Leeds will receive all 999 emergency fire and rescue calls across the county, which for the last 40 years have been handled at WYFR’s headquarters in Birkenshaw. The project is in collaboration with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue which allows both services to provide assistance to one another where needed.

Project director Deputy Chief Fire Officer Steve Beckley said: “The new Command and Control Centre in Leeds is a major step forward and has been designed to house the very latest in emergency control centre technology.”