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Crews tackle Suffolk farm equipment fire

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  • July 21, 2010
More than 40 firefighters have been tackling a fire which began in farm equipment in Suffolk. The blaze began at Hill Farm, Shotley Road, in Clemondiston, near Ipswich, shortly before 1400 BST, and created a large plume of smoke. The fire spread to n...

Murder police name Barwell flat fire man

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  • July 21, 2010
A man whose body was found following a flat fire in Leicestershire has been named by police. A murder investigation was launched after the discovery of Michael Grubb's body on Monday evening in Mill Street, Barwell. Officers have appealed for anyone ...

Tributes to Pebworth fireman after crash

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  • July 21, 2010
Tributes have been paid to a firefighter who was killed in a road accident in Warwickshire. Gary Williams, 38, was crew manager at Pebworth Fire Station, Worcestershire. Ambulance crews were called to the B4362, near Long Marston, when his Land Rover...

Grandmother suffered 90% burns in Bolton arson attack

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  • July 21, 2010
A grandmother suffered 90% burns when arsonists set fire to her Greater Manchester home, an inquest has heard. Hameeda Begum, 71, died in the fire in Little Holme Walk, Bolton, on 23 June 2008. Her granddaughter Alana Mian, four, died of multiple org...

Warwickshire fire cuts leads to safety checks pledge

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  • July 21, 2010
A council has pledged to do more work to prevent fires ahead of the closure of three Warwickshire fire stations. The county council approved plans to close Brinklow, Studley and Warwick fire stations on Tuesday. It said the changes were designed to i...

Perth struck by serious flooding

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  • July 21, 2010
The centre of Perth has been seriously affected by flooding after 40mm (1.5in) of rain fell during the morning. Scores of homes and businesses were flooded and Tayside Fire and Rescue drafted in appliances from across Tayside to pump out buildings. P...

Talks to end long dispute at Essex Fire Service stall

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  • July 21, 2010
Talks have stalled between the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and the Essex Fire and Rescue Service to end a long-running industrial dispute. The row over job cuts and changes to working practices began in August. Union members have at times refused to do...

Boy, 12, charged after Portchester cannabis factory find

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  • July 21, 2010
A boy of 12 has been charged with producing cannabis after Hampshire police investigating a fire found a cannabis factory. The fire started on the Castle Trading Estate, Portchester, on Monday. Officers later uncovered up to 500 cannabis plants growi...

Wrexham area hit by flash floods during heavy downpours

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  • July 21, 2010
North Wales Fire and Rescue Service received more than 30 calls reporting flooding, mainly in the Wrexham area. The service said the calls started at 1241 BST on Tuesday, and the last call was received at 2315 BST. The worst affected area was Warrenw...

Roads remain closed after Lancashire floods

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  • July 21, 2010
Several roads remain closed in Lancashire after heavy rain led to flash flooding in parts of the county. The Met Office said Preston saw 46mm of rainfall overnight and Stoneyhurst 44mm. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said it received about 100 ca...

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