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Dates set for firefighters' strikes in London

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  • October 15, 2010
Firefighters in London are to stage two eight-hour strikes in a row over proposed changes to working practices. They will walk out from 1000 to 1800 on Saturday 23 October and Monday 1 November after 79% of Fire Brigades' Union (FBU) members voted fo...

Horses rescued from stable fire in Leatherhead

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  • October 15, 2010
Forty horses were rescued from their stables after a fire broke out at an equestrian centre in Leatherhead. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to the blaze at the Pachesam Equestrian Centre in Randall Road at 2115 BST on Thursday. A...

Three injured as lorry crashes into Lyme Regis hotel

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  • October 15, 2010
Two men suffered serious injuries when a Royal Mail lorry crashed into the front of a Dorset hotel. Police were called to the Mariners Hotel in Lyme Regis at about 0950 BST. The lorry was in collision with a car towing a trailer and then hit a male p...

Five injured after car somersaults in East Lothian

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  • October 15, 2010
Five people have been taken to hospital after their car somersaulted off the road and landed in a ditch in East Lothian. Police said the accident happened at about 0330BST at the Dolphingstone turnoff on the A1 near Tranent. The fire service said the...

Flames engulf historic Linlithgow hotel

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  • October 15, 2010
A historic hotel in the centre of Linlithgow has been evacuated after fire engulfed the building. It is understood the blaze started in a first-floor linen cupboard at about 0700 BST before spreading to the second floor and roof of the Star and Gart...

House fire in Louth 'started deliberately'

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  • October 15, 2010
A man and a woman and their dog have been rescued from a house fire in Lincolnshire which is believed to have been started deliberately. Crews from Louth and North Somercotes were called to the house in Queensway, Louth, just after midnight. Emergenc...

Pop star Billy McKenzie's brother dies in fire

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  • October 15, 2010
The brother of late Scots music legend Billy MacKenzie has died after being pulled from a burning flat in Dundee. Police broke into John MacKenzie's flat in Mary Slessor Square at about 0140 BST after heavy smoke was spotted coming from the windows. ...

Isles of Scilly flat fire 'is suspected arson'

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  • October 15, 2010
A man has been arrested on the Isles of Scilly on suspicion of arson following a flat fire in St Mary's. The fire service was alerted to the fire at Sally Port on St Mary's at about 2320 BST on Thursday. Five people were rescued from the building and...

Woman dies in Bradford after being found on fire

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  • October 15, 2010
A 23-year old woman has died after she was found on fire in the back garden of a house in Bradford, police have said. West Yorkshire Police and fire crews were called to a property on Cloudsdale Avenue, south of the city centre, at 1915 BST on Thursd...

Firefighters attacked by stone-throwing mob in Antrim

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  • October 15, 2010
A firefighter has been injured after his fire appliance was attacked by a mob of stone-throwing youths in Antrim. The Fire Service was responding to reports of a grass fire, but found a burning bin had been pushed against the wall of a community cent...

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