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London firefighters to vote on industrial action

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  • August 20, 2010
Thousands of London firefighters are to be balloted for industrial action in a row over new contracts, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said. The dispute centres on plans to scrap current working hours and forcing fire crews to sign new contracts. T...

Staffordshire fire staff salaries made public

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  • August 20, 2010
Pay details of fire service staff in Staffordshire who earn more than £50,000 have been made public. It follows a government push for local authorities to become more transparent, said Councillor Len Bloomer from the Fire and Rescue Authority. T...

Lucky escape after tractor crash in County Durham

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  • August 20, 2010
A woman had a lucky escape after a tractor crashed into the front of her house in County Durham. Police said the vehicle hit the back of a parked van on High Street, Tow Law which caused it to spin before crashing into the property. Moments before th...

More demolition at listed Wrexham mines rescue station

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  • August 20, 2010
North Wales Police have been called after more demolition work at the former Mines Rescue Station in Wrexham. On Wednesday demolition on the 1913 building was stopped by the local council, which said a safety certificate was needed. Heritage body Cad...

Livestock rescued from barn fire near Tibberton

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  • August 20, 2010
Firefighters rescued cows from a barn fire which affected hundreds of tonnes of straw and corn in Shropshire. Farm machinery had to be moved during the incident which started at Four Crosses Farm near Tibberton at about 0200 BST. Glyn Hestbrook, from...

Two people rescued from fire above pub in east London

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  • August 20, 2010
Two people have been rescued from a fire above a pub in east London, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) has confirmed. About 30 firefighters tackled the blaze in flats above the four storey pub in Bethnal Green Road. They were called to reports of the fir...

Crews rescue two from Clifton house fire

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  • August 20, 2010
Two people have been rescued from a house fire in Nottingham. Firefighters were called to an address in Havenwood Rise in Clifton just before 0500 BST. The occupants were treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics at the scene. The front of the prope...

Man arrested after horses die in Blackpool stable fire

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  • August 20, 2010
A man has been arrested after two horses were killed in a fire at a stable block in Lancashire. Fire fighters were called to the buildings in Chapel Road, Marton Moss, Blackpool, just after 0030 BST. Three other horses were rescued from the site and ...

Barn fire burns throughout night

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  • August 20, 2010
More than 20 firefighters have tackled a barn fire that burned throughout the night at farm in Powys. Crews were called to the farm at Pant-y-dwr, near Rhayader, shortly after 2100 BST on Thursday. The Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said ...

Bolivia declares emergency over forest fires

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  • August 20, 2010
A state of emergency has been declared in Bolivia as forest fires spread across the country. Almost 25,000 fires have destroyed about 1.5m hectares (3.7m acres) of land and more than 60 houses. The worst of the destruction has taken place in Bolivia'...

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