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London Bonfire Night firefighter strike talks planned

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  • October 26, 2010
Talks aimed at averting a strike by London firefighters on Bonfire Night will be held on Wednesday, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said. On Monday, the FBU announced plans for a 47-hour walk out starting on 5 November in a row over contracts. Prim...

Businesses evacuated after fire at industrial estate

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  • October 26, 2010
The fire service has brought a large fire at an industrial estate in Londonderry under control. Firefighters arrived at Balliniska industrial estate in the Springtown area just before 1300 BST on Tuesday. Four fire appliances and officers in breathin...

CCTV catches 'fake' fire crashes in Greater Manchester

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  • October 26, 2010
Motorists who have falsely claimed that fire engines have damaged their cars have been caught out by CCTV attached to the appliances. On one occasion, a motorist in Stretford claimed a firefighter damaged her car when he jumped out of a fire engine t...

Illegal fireworks seized in Manchester raid

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  • October 26, 2010
Thousands of illegal fireworks have been seized in Manchester. Most of the haul, uncovered at premises on Bury New Road in Cheetham Hill, were banned bangers thought to have come from Spain. The fire service said the bangers have been widely used on ...

Berkshire stolen 'lethal' fireworks hunt continues

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  • October 26, 2010
Police searching for a batch of "potentially lethal" fireworks stolen in Berkshire have released images of the explosives in a bid to find them. About £5,000 of fireworks were stolen from a warehouse in Waterloo Road, Wokingham in Thursday. A nu...

PM condemns union's London Bonfire Night strike plans

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  • October 26, 2010
Prime Minister David Cameron has described a firefighters' strike in London on Bonfire Night in a row over contracts as "irresponsible". Labour leader Ed Miliband's spokeswoman also said it would be "dangerous" for the Fire Brigades Union to walk out...

Firefighters tackle blaze at pub in Merthyr Tydfil

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  • October 26, 2010
South Wales firefighters have put out a blaze at a Wetherspoon pub in Merthyr Tydfil. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to the three-storey Y Dic Penderyn pub on High Street at 0910 BST on Tuesday. The fire was in an extraction unit on ...

Fire alarm response could be cut in Kent shake-up

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  • October 26, 2010
Firefighters in Kent could stop responding to every automatic fire alarm (AFA) from 2012 unless there is evidence of a genuine emergency. Kent Fire and Rescue (KFRS) said in the past seven years it had attended 42,848 AFAs, of which only 613 were fir...

Indonesia tsunami deaths increase after Sumatra quake

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  • October 26, 2010
More than 100 people have been killed and many are missing after a tsunami triggered by an earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Scores of houses were destroyed by waves after the 7.7 magnitude quake, which struck 20km (13 miles) under the ...

Woman rescued from burning garage in Truro

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  • October 26, 2010
A woman has been rescued from a garage which was on fire in Cornwall. Three fire crews were called to the 10m by 15m (32ft by 50ft) structure in Penhallow, Truro, on Monday afternoon. The woman was found unconscious inside. Paramedics took the woman ...

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