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Tribute to toddler killed in fire at Crewe home

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  • November 23, 2010
The family of a young boy killed in a fire at his home in Cheshire have paid tribute to their "brave little boy". Leo Messam, who was 23 months old, died at his home in Myrtle Street, Crewe, on Sunday morning. His two brothers, Tyrese, three, and thr...

Fire-hit Lincolnshire plastics factory reopens

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  • November 23, 2010
A major plastic bottle recycling plant which was damaged by fire more than a year ago has reopened in Lincolnshire. Seventy firefighters spent two days trying to put out the blaze at the recycling plant in Hemswell Cliff near Gainsborough in August 2...

Firefighters tackle Kelso house blaze

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  • November 23, 2010
Crews from Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service have been called out to a house fire in Kelso. The blaze, which was reported just after 1100 GMT, broke out in a two-storey house located in the town's Mason's Court. It has been reported that th...

Elderly woman dies in Leicester house fire

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  • November 23, 2010
An elderly woman has died in a house fire in the Highfields area of Leicester. Fire crews from Eastern and Central stations were called to the property in Egginton Street just after 0830 GMT. Nearby roads were closed for a time. The cause of the fire...

Bridlington fire deaths prompt home sprinklers call

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  • November 23, 2010
The deaths of three children in a house fire in East Yorkshire have prompted calls for laws requiring sprinklers to be fitted in all new homes. Three-year-old Maddie Hudson, Anthony Hudson, five, and William Beale, nine, died in the blaze in Clarence...

Emergency teams simulate M80 disaster

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  • November 23, 2010
Emergency service workers have taken part in one of the largest simulated road crashes ever held in Scotland. The exercise - at Moodiesburn, North Lanarkshire - was also one of the biggest exercises of its kind held in the UK. It included jack-knifed...

Woman and elderly man rescued from Bathgate fire

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  • November 23, 2010
A woman and an elderly man have been rescued from the first floor of a house in West Lothian after they became trapped by fire. Firefighters used a ladder to reach the 80-year-old man and 54-year-old woman at Birniehill Terrace, Bathgate, just after ...

Eurotunnel told to improve safety after fire

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  • November 23, 2010
Improvements to Eurotunnel's safety management and how the rail firm deals with emergencies have been recommended in a report after a fire two years ago. More than 100 firefighters took over 15 hours to put out the blaze on a freight train about 11km...

Oxfordshire walker returns to find house on fire

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  • November 23, 2010
A homeowner in Oxfordshire returned from an afternoon stroll earlier to discover his house was on fire. Crews were called to Shirley Farm, Hailey, near Witney, at 1430 GMT when fire broke out in the living room. Firefighters said the fire may have be...

Panel proposes new shifts for London firefighters

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  • November 23, 2010
An independent panel has recommended a change in the current shift patterns for London firefighters to "achieve increased productivity". An arbiter from Resolution Advisory Panel (RAP) gave two options - 11-hour days and 13-hour nights or 10.5-hour d...

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