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South Yorkshire Fire officials to save £300,000

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  • November 10, 2010
South Yorkshire's Fire Authority claims the service will save £300,000 when the current chief officer retires next April and its principal officer team is restructured. Chief Mark Smitherman is to retire six and half years after taking the top j...

Fatal Edinburgh house fire jump woman named

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  • November 10, 2010
A woman who leapt from the window of a burning house in Edinburgh and later died has been named. Stephanie Foley, 35, from Edinburgh, had serious burns when she jumped from the blaze just before 0245 GMT on Monday in Fernieside Avenue. A 40-year-old ...

Fire at El Salvador juvenile prison kills at least 16

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  • November 10, 2010
At least 16 inmates have been killed and more than 20 injured in a fire at a juvenile prison in El Salvador. First reports suggested the fire was an accident and not caused by any disturbance at the jail in Ilobasco, 55km (34 miles) from San Salvador...

Man's body found in fume-filled Fermanagh house

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  • November 10, 2010
A man in his 50s has been found dead and his wife is critically ill in hospital after an incident at a house in County Fermanagh. The man, who has been named locally as Killian Scallon, and his wife Pauline were discovered by the fire service at abou...

Essex Fire Service 'no strike' deals for fire crews

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  • November 10, 2010
A fire service is to offer voluntary "no strike" contracts to key staff in Essex to provide cover during disputes. Staff will get higher pay to work during a walkout by firefighters, Essex Fire Authority has revealed. The move was made because the au...

Indian car firm Tata offers Nano safety upgrades

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  • November 10, 2010
Leading Indian vehicle manufacturer Tata Motors has offered free safety upgrades for the world's cheapest car, the Nano, which went on sale last year. The move comes after owners of the hatchback reported a series of fires. In a statement the company...

MP John Cryer demands return of Leyton fire engine

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  • November 10, 2010
An MP is demanding the return of a fire engine removed during the industrial action by London firefighters. The vehicle from Leyton fire station in east London was one of 27 taken by the London fire authority when firefighters walked out in a row ove...

Historic Ladyland House damaged in fire

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  • November 10, 2010
A historic building in North Ayrshire has been badly damaged by fire. The blaze broke out at the A-listed Ladyland House, near Kilbirnie, just after 2100 GMT on Tuesday. Up to 60 firefighters from Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and Glasgow used breathing app...

Birmingham New Street fire alert shuts railway station

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  • November 10, 2010
Rail services at Birmingham New Street have been severely disrupted by a full station evacuation. Hundreds of people were told to evacuate the building when a number of fire alarms sounded at about 1005 GMT. West Midlands Police said it was a false a...

Peterborough Council takes over 'squalid' house

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  • November 10, 2010
A house described as "squalid" has been taken over by Peterborough City Council following complaints from neighbours. The council said the multi-occupancy house in Cromwell Road was so insecure that squatters and drug addicts walked in off the street...

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