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Six hurt in Telford collision between van and coach

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  • October 13, 2010
Six people have been taken to hospital after a collision in Shropshire involving a 40-seater coach and a van. Medics warned that casualty numbers could yet rise as a result of the crash on the Hortonwood industrial estate in Telford at about 1610 BST...

'Callous' boys detained for Bradford arson attacks

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  • October 13, 2010
Two boys who trapped a young family in their burning home in a two-day arson spree have been detained indefinitely. Michael Jefferis and Carl Philips used petrol and rags to set fire to homes and cars on the Holme Wood estate in Bradford, where they ...

Shropshire Fire and Rescue cuts 'threaten lives'

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  • October 13, 2010
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has warned that cuts to its fire prevention department could put lives at risk. The service is trying to find cuts of £3m over four years to its current £21m budget. Head of fire prevention in Shropshire J...

Boys released in Basingstoke building site fire inquiry

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  • October 13, 2010
Four boys arrested on suspicion of arson after a large fire swept through a Hampshire building site have been released without charge. More than 100 firefighters tackled the blaze at 64 flats under construction in Gershwin Road, Basingstoke, on 11 Se...

Man killed in M180 motorway car fire

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  • October 13, 2010
A man has died in a car fire on the M180 motorway in North Lincolnshire. The vehicle caught fire on the hard shoulder of the westbound carriageway, between junctions four and three, at about 1150 BST. Police said the man, who was alone in the car, ha...

London fire engines withdrawn amid strike threat

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  • October 13, 2010
London Fire Brigade has withdrawn 27 fire engines from stations across the capital under contingency plans to deal with a possible strike by firefighters. The Fire Brigades' Union (FBU) will announce on Thursday whether its members in London have vot...

'A year' for repairs at fire-hit Bilston school

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  • October 13, 2010
Rebuilding a primary school almost completely destroyed by fire could take up to a year, governors have warned. About 80% of Wilkinson Primary School in Bilston in the Black Country was ruined by the fire on Monday evening. The cause is being investi...

Bangladesh anger over 'slow' bus crash rescue operation

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  • October 13, 2010
People in Bangladesh have reacted angrily over the delay in efforts to salvage a passenger bus which fell into a river near Dhaka three days ago. Hundreds of people are still waiting on the banks of the River Turag, just outside the capital Dhaka, to...

Crews tackle large hay barn fire in Puncknowle

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  • October 13, 2010
Firefighters have spent the night tackling a large barn fire in west Dorset. Crews were called to Hazel Lane in Puncknowle at about 2130 BST on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said 300 large bales of hay and the barn itself ...

Two hurt in coach and car collision on A55 in Conwy

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  • October 13, 2010
Two people have been taken to hospital following a collision involving a car and coach on the A55 at Llandudno Junction in Conwy. North Wales Police were called to the incident, on the slip-road on the westbound side of the carriageway, at 1027 BST o...

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