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Spending Review: Fire chief welcomes cuts confirmation

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  • October 20, 2010
Shropshire's Chief Fire Officer has cautiously welcomed the details outlined in the government's Spending Review. Following Chancellor George Osborne's speech, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service will face a 25% cut to its grant over four years. Paul ...

Man cleared of fire bombing says agent set him up

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  • October 20, 2010
A solicitor for a Londonderry man cleared of a dissident republican fire bomb attack republicans has accused the security services of setting him up. Anton Craig spent 17 months in prison waiting to go on trial charged with involvement in a dissident...

Fires on Shrewsbury estate treated as arson

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  • October 20, 2010
Two fires overnight on an estate where there have been other fires in recent weeks are being treated as arson. A garden shed in the Coldridge Drive area of the Herongate estate in Shrewsbury was set alight, causing damage to the back of a Peugeot van...

Pick Your Trick: Ex-arsonist's Halloween warning film

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  • October 20, 2010
A reformed arsonist has helped make a short film about the dangers of fireworks and trick or treating. In November 2007, Lewis Colwell almost burnt down a house when he posted a lit firework through the letterbox. Mr Colwell, now 20, hopes to prevent...

Spending Review: Firefighters' concern over cuts

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  • October 20, 2010
Firefighters in North Yorkshire say they are concerned at plans by bosses to make up to £4m in savings. The proposal was announced by the county's fire service ahead of the spending review on Wednesday. Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) a...

Cleveleys care home fire victim, 96, dies

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  • October 20, 2010
An elderly woman has died following a fire at a care home. Edith Stuart, 96, suffered severe burns in the fire on Monday at Cleveleys Park Rest Home, Cleveleys, and died on Tuesday evening. Lancashire Police said the fire was started deliberately and...

Birmingham man jailed for girl's fire-bomb killing

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  • October 20, 2010
A man who admitted the manslaughter of a six-year-old girl who died after a fire at her Birmingham home has been jailed for eleven-and-a-half years. Jabed Ali, 27, formerly of Stamford Road, Aston, Birmingham, fled to Bangladesh following the fire-b...

Man guilty over girl's 2006 fire death in Birmingham

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  • October 20, 2010
A man has pleaded guilty to killing a six-year-old girl who died following a fire at her home four years ago. Alisha Begun died the day after the fire at her home in Perry Barr, Birmingham, on 9 March 2006. Jabed Ali, 27, from Stamford Road, Handswor...

Woman died from fire injuries at Bradford house

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  • October 20, 2010
A 23-year-old woman who was found on fire in the garden of a house in Bradford died as a result of injuries from the blaze, tests have confirmed. West Yorkshire Police and fire crews were called to a property on Cloudsdale Avenue, south of the city c...

Blaze destroys building site in County Durham

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  • October 20, 2010
Police and fire investigators are probing the cause of a blaze which destroyed homes and offices under construction in County Durham. At one point more than 40 timber frame properties were alight at the site in East Stanley. There were no reported in...

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