PARAMEDICS have a new base – at a bus station.

Metro has provided room at Dewsbury Bus Station for Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

Paramedics will set up a standby point with room for two ambulances at the South Street venue.

Clr Eric Firth, who represents Dewsbury East on Kirklees Council, welcomed the decision.

He said: “I am very pleased that Metro has been able to make this facility available to the ambulance service.

“It will contribute to saving lives in Dewsbury by providing a central location for ambulances to be stationed”.