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Crews rescue dog stuck 30ft up tree in Cannock Chase

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  • October 22, 2010
A Staffordshire dog has rivalled the capers of her feline friends by getting stuck up a tree. Belle, an eight-year-old border collie, managed to get stuck 30ft (9m) up the tree on a walk in Cannock Chase. Owner Kea Jenkins said her "heart filled with...

Spending Review: Jobs go at Dennis fire engine factory

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  • October 22, 2010
Job losses at the UK's biggest fire engine manufacturer have been blamed on cuts in public sector budgets. Surrey-based John Dennis Coachbuilders (JDC), said it was to make about 45 shop floor workers and office staff redundant at the end of November...

Tower block fire safety risk highlighted

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  • October 22, 2010
They are home to tens of thousands of people in England but just how safe would high rise tower blocks be if a fire broke out? A special investigation by BBC Inside Out has uncovered systemic failings in high rise fire safety. Many tower blocks are m...

Three dead in head-on crash on A9

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  • October 22, 2010
Three people have died and a woman has been seriously injured in a crash on the A9 in Perthshire. The collision happened on a single carriageway stretch near the Killiecrankie turn-off at 1155 BST. Tayside Police said a Volvo S80 crossed the carriage...

Fatal Atherstone fire inquiry 'nearing end'

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  • October 22, 2010
An investigation into a fire in which four firefighters lost their lives is close to conclusion, police said. Twelve people have been arrested this year after a warehouse fire at Atherstone-on-Stour, Warwickshire, in November 2007. All 12 were due to...

Demolition work after Hereford city centre fire

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  • October 22, 2010
Demolition work has started on a building severely damaged by fire in a historical part of Hereford. Card Factory was one of several buildings affected by the blaze on Thursday in the High Town area. Buildings containing Ann Summers, River Island and...

Hartlepool paper recycling plant fire 'under control'

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  • October 22, 2010
Firefighters worked through the night to bring a blaze at a recycling plant in Hartlepool under control. More than 50 firefighters tacked the incident at Cleveland Waste Paper, in Mainsforth Terrace, which started on Thursday evening. No-one was hurt...

Fire destroys museum's thatch roof in Skegness

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  • October 22, 2010
A Lincolnshire museum has been damaged by a fire in its thatched roof. The fire started at the two-storey Church Farm Museum on South Road in Skegness early on Friday morning. Six fire engines were called to the blaze and crews worked through the nig...

Bradford man, 18, accused of three fire murders

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  • October 22, 2010
An 18-year-old man has been charged with the murders of a 30-year old woman and her two children who died as a result of a house fire in Bradford. Alina Shan, 10, and her brother Aman, eight, were fatally injured at their home in Pollard Park on 6 Ju...

London Fire Brigade's 999 response strike pledge

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  • October 22, 2010
London Fire Brigade (LFB) has pledged to respond to 999 calls during Saturday's eight-hour strike. Fire crews will walk out from 1000 BST in protest at new contracts that include changes to shift times. LFB said contingency plans would provide fire c...

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