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Crackdown on illegal bonfires in County Durham

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  • October 23, 2010
Council bosses in County Durham are joining forces with police and fire chiefs to stop people holding illegal bonfires in the run up to 5 November. Durham County Council wants to be alerted to illegal rubbish piles on public land so they can be disma...

Warning over firework house fires in Nottingham

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  • October 23, 2010
Police are investigating two house fires in areas of Nottingham which are believed to have been caused by fireworks. Crews were called to Tunstall Drive in Sherwood on Wednesday night. A firework had been put through the letterbox. On Thursday evenin...

Weston-super-Mare pier reopens two years after fire

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  • October 23, 2010
Thousands of people queued in pouring rain for the reopening of Weston-super-Mare's Grand Pier, which has undergone a £39m transformation. There was no official ceremony, just the simple removal of a barrier. A spokeswoman for the Somerset landm...

Recruitment day for Longtown on-call firefighters

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  • October 23, 2010
Residents of a north Cumbria village are being urged to consider becoming part-time on-call firefighters. The fire and rescue service in Longtown is holding an open day to recruit retained firefighters between 1100 and 1500 BST at the station on Satu...

Man dies in burning crashed car in Kirkdale

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  • October 23, 2010
A man died when the car he was travelling in crashed into a lamppost and caught fire in Liverpool. Police saw the silver S-Type Jaguar being driven at high speed on Scotland Road at about 0215 BST on Saturday, before it crashed on Stanley Road. Polic...

London firefighters on eight-hour strike over contracts

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  • October 23, 2010
More than 5,000 firefighters in London have walked out for eight hours in a row over new contracts that include changes to shift times. Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) began their protest at 1000 BST. The strike will end at 1800 BST. The uni...

Cleveleys care home fire suspects released

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  • October 23, 2010
Two people arrested over the death of a woman in a fire at a care home have been released without charge. Edith Stuart, 96, died after suffering severe burns in the fire, which broke out on Monday at Cleveleys Park Rest Home in Cleveleys, Lancashire....

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