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Crews tackle Hartlepool recycling plant fire

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  • October 21, 2010
Dozens of firefighters were called to tackle a blaze at a recycling plant in Hartlepool. Cleveland Fire Brigade said it received reports of the fire at Cleveland Waste Paper, in Mainsforth Terrace, shortly before 1800 BST. It sent 11 appliances to th...

Leeds firefighter's eyesight saved in lens operation

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  • October 21, 2010
A firefighter who feared losing her job when she developed cataracts has told of her joy after surgeons used cutting-edge technology to save her sight. Doctors said Lynsey Philpott, 28, who is stationed at Rawdon in Leeds, was the first person to hav...

Suffolk barn wall collapse leaves two dead

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  • October 21, 2010
Two people were killed when a wall at the site of a barn conversion collapsed on them in Suffolk. Emergency services from Suffolk Fire and Rescue and the ambulance service are at the scene in Shop Street, Worlingworth. The air ambulance was called in...

Banbury bakery employee trapped in conveyor belt

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  • October 21, 2010
A worker had to be cut free by firefighters after he became trapped in a conveyor belt at a bakery. Crews were called to Fine Lady Bakery, in Banbury, Oxfordshire, at about 1600 BST. The man, who was reported to be in severe pain, was treated by para...

East Sussex fire service approves restructure

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  • October 21, 2010
Fire chiefs in East Sussex have agreed to relocate two fire stations and reduce cover at three others following a review of services in rural areas. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) said Newhaven and Lewes community fire stations should be...

Seven police hurt in Newtownards stairwell fire

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  • October 21, 2010
Seven police officers have been injured after a man set fire to a stairwell at a house in Newtownards. The officers, all part of the police's armed response unit, had been called to the house in the Meadows area of the Booten estate after a man threa...

More time to quiz Cleveleys care home blaze suspects

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  • October 21, 2010
Police investigating the death of a woman in a suspicious blaze at a care home have been given extra time to question two suspects. Edith Stuart, 96, suffered severe burns in the fire which broke out on Monday at Cleveleys Park Rest Home, Cleveleys,...

Demolition work to begin at fire-hit Hastings Pier

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  • October 21, 2010
Demolition work is to begin at Hastings Pier to make it safer after a fire destroyed the structure. Hastings Borough Council said it was using emergency powers to remove debris because the pier's owner, Ravenclaw Investments, had taken no action. The...

Arsonist attacks Newcastle striker Andy Carroll's car

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  • October 21, 2010
A car belonging to Newcastle striker Andy Carroll was targeted in an arson attack outside the Northumberland home of club captain Kevin Nolan. The incident happened on Wednesday, three days after a court ordered the 21-year-old to live with Mr Nolan....

Fire at house after firework pushed through letter box

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  • October 21, 2010
A house in Nottingham has been damaged by fire after a firework was pushed through the letter box. Fire crews and police were called to an address in Tunstall Drive in Sherwood on Wednesday evening after smoke was seen. No-one was in the house at the...

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