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Fire causes serious damage to Melton Mowbray pub

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  • October 14, 2010
Investigations are continuing after a fire broke out at a pub in Melton Mowbray town centre in Leicestershire. Crews arrived at the Kettleby Cross, on Wilton Road, at about 2200 BST on Wednesday to find the first floor and roof on fire. Firefighters ...

Man killed in two-car crash in Leicestershire named

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  • October 14, 2010
A man in his 80s who suffered fatal injuries in a road collision in Lincolnshire has been named by police. Ernest Norton, 84, from Wellingore, was driving a Peugeot which was involved in a crash with a van on the A607 at Leadenham on Monday. He was a...

Life sentence for arson murderer on Isle of Man

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  • October 14, 2010
A man found guilty of murder and arson on the Isle of Man has been given a life sentence at Douglas Court House. Simon Leece started a fire at Demesne Road in Douglas last march, killing 61-year-old builder Terrence Losh. Deemster Birkett said it was...

Man killed in fire at Chichester flats

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  • October 14, 2010
A man has been killed in a fire at a block of flats in Chichester. West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to the three-storey building in Bradshaw Road at 0630 BST. Residents in surrounding properties were evacuated and have been h...

Barnsley fire crews attacked with bricks and bottles

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  • October 14, 2010
Firefighters were pelted with bricks and bottles as they tackled a skip and wheelie bin fire in Barnsley. None of the eight crew were injured but two fire engine doors were badly dented in the attack on Kenworthy Road on Wednesday night. Paul Salter,...

Cuts fears hinder London 2012 Olympics emergency plans

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  • October 14, 2010
More needs to be done to ensure London's emergency services can cope with hosting the 2012 Olympics, a London Assembly report has said. Uncertainty about funding ahead of the government's spending review has hindered emergency planning, according to ...

London firefighters vote for strike action

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  • October 14, 2010
London firefighters have voted in favour of strike action in protest at proposed changes to working conditions. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said 79% of its members who voted had supported strike action. The union said it had given London Fire Briga...

Fire crews tackle blaze at Melton Mowbray pub

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  • October 14, 2010
Crews are damping down after more than 60 firefighters tackled a blaze at a pub in Melton Mowbray town centre. They arrived at the the Kettleby Cross, in Wilton Road, at about 2200 BST on Wednesday to find the first floor and roof on fire. Firefighte...

Spending Review: Morale low as firefighters ponder cuts

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  • October 14, 2010
  Firefighters - like others in the public services - are bracing themselves for bad news when the government announces the results of its Spending Review on 20 October. Unions warn that a 25% cut could see 10,000 people losing their jobs since ...

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