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Passengers walk off burning Newcastle-under-Lyme bus

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  • August 25, 2010
Passengers have been safely removed from a single decker bus which caught fire while being driven through Staffordshire. Another motorist signalled to the First bus driver that his engine was on fire. He pulled over close to the New Victoria Theatre,...

'Unexplained' river death probed

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  • August 25, 2010
An investigation is under way into the death of a man who apparently fell into a river in South Lanarkshire. Emergency services were called to the scene, near New Lanark, at about 1945 BST on Tuesday. The 25-year-old, who has not been named, is belie...

Five evacuated after suspicious Aberdeen fire

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  • August 25, 2010
Two adults and three children were evacuated from a building after a suspicious fire in Aberdeen. The blaze happened at a house on Printfield Walk at about 0200 BST. Grampian Police said the incident was being treated as suspicious and appealed for a...

Call to scrap south-west regional fire control centre

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  • August 25, 2010
Gloucestershire's Chief Fire Officer has suggested the government scrap plans for a regional fire control centre if it is looking to make cuts. The proposed centre in Taunton, Somerset, would replace control rooms throughout the south-west of England...

Essex Fire Service cuts survey gets 1,000 replies

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  • August 25, 2010
More than 1,000 people have responded to a survey about attitudes to Essex Fire Service's proposed budget cuts. The service said it was an opportunity for the public to "identify where efficiencies could best be made". Mark Kinsalla, of the Fire Brig...

Three arrested after fire at Littlehampton factory

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  • August 25, 2010
Three men have been arrested after a fire destroyed a factory on an industrial estate in West Sussex. Fire crews from six stations were called to a unit in Harwood Road, Littlehampton, shortly after midnight after reports of an explosion. West Sussex...

Haverfordwest house fire spreads to two other homes

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  • August 25, 2010
Firefighters have tackled a blaze at a terraced house that also caused smoke damage to two neighbouring homes. Four crews were called to the property at Hywel Road, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, at about 0930 BST. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue S...

Compensation for sheep costume football fan set on fire

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  • August 25, 2010
A football fan who set fire to a rival supporter who was dressed as a sheep is to pay his victim £25,000 in compensation. Hibernian fan Peter Wallace, 24, of St Andrews, set Aberdeen supporter Arjuna Rabindranath alight on a train. The victim, also ...

People return to their homes after Clowne farm fire

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  • August 25, 2010
Residents have returned to their homes following a fire involving gas cylinders on a Derbyshire farm. Fire crews were called to the fire at High Ash Farm, in Mansfield Road, Clowne on Tuesday morning. Twelve properties were evacuated but people allow...

Man dies in hospital after fire in Luton bedsit

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  • August 25, 2010
A man in his 70s from Bedfordshire has died after suffering burns during a fire in a bedsit. Emergency services were called to the fire in Belmont Road, Luton, on Sunday morning. Firefighters rescued the man and paramedics from the East of England Am...

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