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London firefighters to march over shift change plans

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  • September 15, 2010
Firefighters will march up to the central London headquarters of the London Fire Brigade later to protest against changes to shift patterns. The demonstration by London Fire Brigade Union comes a day before the result of a strike ballot is announced....

Youth arrested over six-tonne straw fire in Whitchurch

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  • September 15, 2010
A 16-year-old youth has been arrested on suspicion of arson after six tonnes of straw caught fire. Fire crews were called to a field at Tilstock, near Whitchurch, in Shropshire at about 2100 BST on Tuesday evening. The blaze is thought to have been d...

Parked cars stopped fire engine in Edinburgh

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  • September 15, 2010
Firefighters had to abandon their engine and walk to a blaze in Edinburgh with their equipment because double-parked cars were blocking the road. Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue criticised motorists for their "inconsiderate" parking. A spokesman ...

Death of man in burnt car in Portland 'not suspicious'

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  • September 15, 2010
The death of a man whose body was found in a burned out car in Dorset is no longer being treated as suspicious, police have said. Dorset Fire Service said it was alerted to the fire in the New Ground area of Portland at 1423 BST on Tuesday. Police be...

Fire chief Tony McGuirk sorry for 'bone idle' claim

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  • September 15, 2010
Merseyside's chief fire officer has apologised for claiming that some workers in the public sector are "bone idle". Tony McGuirk had told a seminar run by an independent think tank that sick leave had become an "epidemic". Mr McGuirk has said in hind...

New computers to handle 999 calls in Bedfordshire

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  • September 15, 2010
The fire service in Bedfordshire hopes to install new computers and IT systems to manage its response to 999 calls. Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service is to spend £200,000 on the system at its Kempston headquarters. "Our existing sys...

Police officers attacked at scene of fire in Londonderry

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  • September 15, 2010
Police came under attack in Londonderry on Tuesday, while attending the scene of a house fire which has left a elderly man critically ill. Youths threw fireworks and other missiles at officers attending the scene. The fire broke out at Rose Court in ...

Three hurt after in caravan 'arson' near Rhyl

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  • September 15, 2010
Three people have been treated in hospital after a caravan was destroyed and another seriously damaged in a suspected arson attack near Rhyl. Fire crews were called to the incident at Ty Mawr holiday park at Towyn, Abergele just before 2300 BST on Tu...

Explosion injures six workers at US flare factory

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  • September 15, 2010
A fire continues to blaze at a factory in Tennessee that produces flares for the US military, after an earlier explosion injured six workers. Firefighters in Toone are allowing the fire to burn itself out at the Kilgore Flares Company building. "I ju...

Man's body found in burnt-out car in Portland

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  • September 15, 2010
A man's body has been found in a burnt-out car after firefighters were called to a blaze in Dorset. Dorset Fire Service said it was alerted to the fire in the New Ground area of Portland at 1423 BST on Tuesday. Police said they were treating the deat...

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