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Villagers evacuated from homes amid fire blast fears

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  • November 28, 2010
Residents of a Devon village were evacuated from their homes overnight after gas cylinders were found in a house fire. The fire service was called to Willand at 2250 GMT where oxy-acetylene gas cylinders were found in the garage. About 100 residents ...

Wiltshire fire cadets group given cash life-line

  • News Item
  • November 28, 2010
A fire cadets group, which faced closure after losing its funding, has been given a cash boost. Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is ending its sponsorship of Cricklade and Ludgershall cadet groups due to cuts in its budget. The county council's Tidw...

Homes evacuated after van hits workshop near Nottingham

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  • November 28, 2010
A number of homes were evacuated in a Nottingham suburb after a van crashed into a building. Engineers were called to deal with a gas leak after the accident in Chilwell at 0500 GMT. The gas pipe was ruptured when the newspaper delivery van crashed i...

Cargo plane crashes in Karachi, killing at least 11

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  • November 28, 2010
A cargo plane carrying eight people has crashed shortly after taking off from Karachi airport in Pakistan, killing all those on board. The bodies of another three people killed on the ground have been found. The Russian-made Ilyushin IL-76, crewed b...

Man dies after jumping into icy river to try to save dog

  • News Item
  • November 27, 2010
A man has died after jumping into an icy river in Lancashire in an attempt to save his pet springer spaniel. The 49-year-old man plunged into the River Lune at Halton but got into difficulties himself and died in hospital after being rescued. Coastgu...

Man uses flat roof to escape fire near Wrexham

  • News Item
  • November 27, 2010
A man has escaped unharmed after an electrical fault set his flat in Rhos near Wrexham on fire in the early hours. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to the first-floor property in Market Street at 0300 GMT. Four appliances attended and ...

Avon fire service wants to be first with helicopter

  • News Item
  • November 26, 2010
Avon Fire and Rescue Service is aiming to become the first brigade in the country to buy a multimillion-pound helicopter. Fire chiefs have said it would be quicker and more efficient to fly in specialist teams to road crashes. But the Fire Brigades U...

Specialist flood trucks unveiled in Staffordshire

  • News Item
  • November 26, 2010
Six trucks capable of travelling through up to 2m (6.5ft) of floodwater are to be based in Staffordshire. The vehicles, which have been adapted from military trucks, will be used to deliver vital supplies to people hit by flooding around the UK. Red ...

Arsonists target saved railway signal box near Bognor

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  • November 26, 2010
An Edwardian signal box that campaigners fought to save from demolition has been severely damaged in an arson attack in West Sussex. The Barnham Signal Box was moved to playing fields in Westergate, near Bognor Regis, last year and was being used a c...

London fire chairman: 'Union leaders thick and nasty'

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  • November 26, 2010
London Fire Authority's chairman has been quoted in a newspaper saying Fire Brigades Union (FBU) officials are "a thoroughly unpleasant and nasty lot". "Most of them are thick, can't string a sentence together and, frankly, are incoherent," Brian Col...

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