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Man, 67, dies after house blaze

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  • October 29, 2010
A 67-year-old man has died following a fire at his home in South Ayrshire. Emergency services were called following reports of a blaze at Foreland, Ballantrae, at about 2315 BST on Thursday. Fire crews gained entry to the house and discovered the bod...

Worker trapped in pumpkin machine near Chichester

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  • October 29, 2010
A worker had to be freed by firefighters after his leg became trapped in a machine used for de-seeding pumpkins on a West Sussex farm. West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said it took two hours to dismantle the machinery in a field in Binderton Lane,...

Staff at fire-hit burger factory in Lowestoft lose jobs

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  • October 29, 2010
All factory workers at a meat processing plant destroyed by fire are to be made redundant after the company failed to find an alternative site. Wessex Foods, which had processed mince and burgers in Lowestoft, said there was no suitable factory space...

Man arrested in St Leonards arson attack

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  • October 29, 2010
A 36-year-old man has been arrested following an arson attack at an East Sussex industrial estate. Sussex Police were called on Thursday night to a fire involving several vehicles and a skip at the Ridge West Industrial Estate in St Leonards. The man...

Control room merger plan for Tayside fire and police

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  • October 29, 2010
The police force and fire service covering Tayside have unveiled plans to merge their two control rooms. The proposal will be discussed next month by the joint boards which oversee the two organisations. Senior police and fire officers said the plan ...

'Emergency contact only' for fire-damaged MP's office

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  • October 29, 2010
Sports and the Olympics minister Hugh Robertson has asked constituents to contact him only in an emergency after his Kent office was gutted in a fire. The fire, which started in Lenham Ironmongers in The Square, caused extensive damage to the Faversh...

Arson probe over derelict Wolverhampton school

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  • October 29, 2010
A fire at a derelict primary school is being investigated as arson. Police said the fire reported at 1420 BST on Thursday at Danesmore Park school in Ashmore Park, Wolverhampton, caused considerable damage. Nobody was in the school at the time of the...

Torpoint electrical shop damaged in fire

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  • October 29, 2010
Emergency crews from Devon and Cornwall have been called to a fire in a shop in Torpoint, Cornwall. Four appliances - two from Torpoint, one from Saltash and one from Devon - were called to the building in Fore Street at about 2330 BST on Thursday. T...

Pcs taken to hospital after Stoke-on-Trent fire rescue

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  • October 29, 2010
Two police constables have been taken to hospital after helping to rescue a woman and child from a house fire. A pan caught fire just before 0400 BST in Baskeyfield Place, Chell Heath, Stoke-on-Trent. Pcs Kevin Perry and Matthew Leigh were on patrol ...

Marine firefighters evacuate fish factory ship

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  • October 29, 2010
A fish factory ship on fire for days off Cornwall's coast has been evacuated and the last five people on board flown to hospital after inhaling smoke. The Faroes-registered Athena caught fire about 230 miles (370km) south west of the Isles of Scilly ...

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