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Woman taken to hospital after Derbyshire fire

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  • August 27, 2010
A woman has been taken to hospital by ambulance after a fire at a house in a Derbyshire town. Fire crews from Long Eaton and Highfields station in Nottingham were called to Walton Street in Long Eaton at about 1100 BST. The fire was out when the crew...

Suspected arson attack on a Strabane farm

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  • August 27, 2010
A Strabane farmer faces a repair bill of thousands of pounds after a suspected arson attack. A shed and a combine harvester were badly damaged in the fire on Thursday. Neil Edwards said it happened while he was attending his son's court appearance on...

Man jailed for starting fire at Homebase in Kent

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  • August 27, 2010
A man who started a fire which destroyed a Homebase store at a retail park in Kent has been jailed. Benny Dighton, 28, carried out the arson attack at the South Aylesford Retail Park on 1 May. Maidstone Crown Court heard he also started a fire at a B...

Lancashire mill fire 'a second arson attack'

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  • August 27, 2010
Arsonsists are believed to have struck again at a derelict Lancashire mill where a firefighter broke his back responding to a previous attack. Up to 80 firefighters spent Thursday night tackling the blaze at Albert Mill on Market Street, Whitworth. L...

River search police recover body near Swansea marina

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  • August 27, 2010
Police have confirmed a body recovered from Swansea's River Tawe is an 18-year-old man believed to have jumped off the city's Sail Bridge. A major search was launched after reports the teenager entered the water around 0100 BST on Thursday. Police di...

Portsmouth pensioner rescued from chip pan fire

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  • August 27, 2010
An elderly woman is recovering after being rescued from her home following a chip pan fire. The blaze started at about 2230 BST in Jervis Road, in the Cosham area of Portsmouth. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service dispatched 12 firefighters after being...

London firefighters begin to vote on industrial action

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  • August 27, 2010
Thousands of London firefighters are to start voting on whether to take industrial action in a row over new contracts. The dispute centres on plans to scrap current working hours and force fire crews to sign new contracts. The London Fire Brigade Uni...

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