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Plans to revamp Teesside fire stations axed

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  • December 5, 2010
Multi million-pound plans to revamp fire stations across Teesside have had to be shelved. Cleveland Fire Brigade wanted to spend £31m on new community stations at Middlesbrough, Skelton, Hartlepool, Grangetown, Thornaby and Billingham. But the g...

Driver killed in Oxfordshire lorry crash fire

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  • December 5, 2010
A driver has been killed in Oxfordshire after a car hit a parked lorry and burst into flames. Thames Valley Police said the Ford Focus hit the Renault lorry in a lay-by on the northbound carriageway of the A34 near Kidlington at about 0520 GMT. The d...

East Ham Sainsbury's petrol station gas pipe ruptures

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  • December 5, 2010
Emergency services cordoned off a supermarket petrol station in east London after a liquid petroleum gas pipe ruptured. Firefighters set up a 200m (656ft) exclusion zone around the Sainsbury's forecourt in Clapsgate Lane, East Ham, after the incident...

Israel: Haifa forest fire battle 'almost over'

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  • December 5, 2010
Israel does not need more help fighting an immense forest fire in its north, the prime minister says, as officials say the blaze is nearly beaten. Benjamin Netanyahu said global offers of air assistance meant Israel was now able to tackle the fire su...

Shire horse rescue after ice fall in Isle of Man

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  • December 5, 2010
A 22-year-old shire horse has been rescued after it slipped and fell on an ice patch in the Isle of Man. The animal, called Lady, crashed to the floor at the island's Home of Rest for Old Horses in Braddan on Saturday. Fire crews were called for assi...

Barge on Thames in Oxfordshire damaged by fire

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  • December 5, 2010
A barge on the River Thames in Oxfordshire has been badly damaged by fire. Firefighters were called to the houseboat in Farmoor on Saturday at 1930 GMT after the owner returned home to find smoke billowing out. The owner of the boat yard managed to t...

Man rescued from Plymouth flat fire

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  • December 5, 2010
A man has been treated for the effects of breathing in smoke after a fire in the kitchen of a flat in Plymouth. Crews from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service carried the man from a ground-floor flat in Tovey Crescent on Sunday morning. He was...

Dog is rescued from frozen lake in Swindon

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  • December 5, 2010
Firefighters in Swindon have praised a number of passers-by for not attempting to rescue a dog which had fallen through ice. Crews were called to Stanton Park on Saturday morning after reports a black labrador was trapped in the water. A Wiltshire Fi...

Man seriously hurt in caravan fire in Buxton

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  • December 5, 2010
A man has been taken to hospital with serious burns after he escaped from a fire at a stationary caravan in Derbyshire. Crews were called to the domestic caravan on the A623 road at Dove Holes in Buxton at about 0635 GMT. Police said the 41-year-old ...

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