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Qantas grounds A380s after Singapore emergency landing

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  • November 4, 2010
The Australian airline Qantas has grounded its six-strong fleet of Airbus A380 airliners after one of the superjumbos made an emergency landing. Qantas flight QF32 experienced engine trouble shortly after taking off from Singapore on its way to Sydne...

London's Bonfire Night strike called off, union says

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  • November 4, 2010
A 47-hour strike by London firefighters, which was to include Bonfire Night, has been called off, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said. Both the FBU and London Fire Brigade (LFB) managers will attend an independently chaired panel on 16 November to...

Sussex shed fire woman took drug to dull fire effects

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  • November 4, 2010
A woman whose badly burned body was found in a garden shed took methadone to dull the effects of committing suicide in the fire, an inquest heard. Sharon Harris, 38, was found dead in the grounds of her home in Percival Road, Eastbourne, on 1 March 2...

Firemen tackle chemical incident in Pensilva

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  • November 4, 2010
Firefighters in Cornwall have been dealing with a chemical incident after containers were found to be leaking. About 40 firefighters attended the incident at Pensilva Industrial Estate after they were alerted at about 1530 GMT. The fire service said ...

School caretaker's house explodes in High Wycombe

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  • November 4, 2010
A caretaker has been airlifted to hospital and a Buckinghamshire school evacuated following an explosion and fire at his house within the grounds. Emergency services were called to John Hampden Grammar School in High Wycombe at about 1400 GMT. The ca...

Hampshire fire service's beeping smoke alarm complaints

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  • November 4, 2010
Hampshire Fire and Rescue has received more than 1,300 complaints about smoke alarms fitted during home safety visits. The faulty alarms, designed to last for 10 years, are bleeping intermittently after about two years. As the batteries are sealed, t...

Flood warning sirens along the Essex coast are axed

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  • November 4, 2010
Flood warning sirens in Essex will no longer be used to warn people living along the coast of an emergency. The county council said it was an outdated system that would have cost £76,000 a year to continue to use. Since 1992, Essex, along with N...

Crews at packaging factory fire in Crawley

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  • November 4, 2010
Forty firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a packaging factory at an industrial estate in West Sussex. Eight fire crews were sent just after 0900 GMT to the Manor Royal Estate, in Faraday Road, in Crawley. The two-storey building was described ...

London Fire Brigade gets High Court strike injunction

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  • November 4, 2010
London Fire Brigade (LFB) has been granted a High Court injunction to enable contract firefighters to work unhindered in the Bonfire Night strike. More than 5,500 firefighters plan to go on a 47-hour strike beginning on 5 November in a dispute over c...

Arson causes £1m damage at Smethwick scrap-metal firm

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  • November 4, 2010
Arsonists have caused an estimated £1m worth of damage at a scrap-metal recycling plant in the Black Country. Emergency services were called to a fire in European Metal Recycling Plant in Downing Street, Smethwick, at about 2240 GMT on Tuesday. ...

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