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FBU calls for regional fire centres to be scrapped

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  • October 5, 2010
The planned nine regional centres and the 46 local fire and rescue service control rooms to be regionalised: East of England - Essex, Norfolk, Cambridge and Peterborough, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, and Luton and Suffolk. East Midlands - Derbyshi...

Crews still at scene days after blaze at compost site

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  • October 5, 2010
Firefighters remain at the scene of a fire at a composting site in Shropshire almost a week after it started. About 100 tonnes of compost caught fire at Vital Earth Ltd, Sutton-Upon-Tern, near Market Drayton. It was the second fire at the site duri...

Enterprise Inns fined £300,000 over landlord's death

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  • October 5, 2010
A pub chain which failed to carry out gas safety checks at more than 400 of its premises put hundreds of lives at risk, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has said. Enterprise Inns plc was fined £315,000 by Liverpool Crown Court after one o...

Two are rescued from Lincolnshire house fire

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  • October 5, 2010
Two people have been rescued from a fire which broke out a house in Lincolnshire. Emergency crews from Holbeach and Long Sutton were called to the property on Kinderley Close, Sutton Bridge, at about 1120 BST on Tuesday. A spokeswoman from Lincolns...

Newport Pagnell services evacuated over fire

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  • October 5, 2010
A service station on the M1 in Buckinghamshire was evacuated and closed after a fire broke out in an office. The fire took hold in the roof space of the building at Newport Pagnell services, off the M1 northbound, at 1115 BST. Thirty firefighters wer...

Three youths arrested over Leicester school arson

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  • October 5, 2010
Three youths have been arrested in connection with an arson attack at a Leicester school. Fire crews were called to New College School on Glenfield Road, New Parks, at about 0655 BST on 27 September. The blaze caused extensive damage to a disused bui...

CCTV reduces South Yorkshire firefighter attacks

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  • October 5, 2010
Attacks on firefighters in South Yorkshire have fallen since engines were equipped with CCTV cameras, figures show. By the end of 2008 all fire engines were kitted out with CCTV in an attempt to cut the number of attacks on crews. Fire service figure...

Fire tackled at Warwick workshop building

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  • October 5, 2010
A blaze has ripped through a workshop in Warwick, damaging half the building. People living near the Precision Exhibitions building were told to stay indoors because of a risk of asbestos in the air and possible gas explosions. Up to 25 firefighter...

Electrical fire at Anglesey nuclear power station

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  • October 5, 2010
An investigation is under way after an electrical fire at Wylfa nuclear power station on Anglesey. On site fire officers found smoke coming from an electrical switch in the turbine hall. A spokesman said the incident did not lead to loss of output an...

Hastings Pier severely damaged by fire

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  • October 5, 2010
Firefighters are battling to control a fire which has started on Hastings Pier in East Sussex. Police said the fire started shortly after 0100 BST and had reduced the ballroom at the end of the Victorian pier to "a burning framework". Ten fire eng...

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