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Man remanded over Boxing Day forecourt fire in Norfolk

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  • December 29, 2010
A 32-year-old man from Leicestershire has been charged with arson following a fire on a petrol station forecourt on the A47 in Norfolk. The road was closed in both directions at Swaffham and nearby buildings were evacuated following the fire at a BP ...

Blitz anniversary marked by London fire engine convoy

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  • December 29, 2010
A convoy of five World War II fire engines will be driven through the City of London on the 70th anniversary of a German air attack which came close to destroying St Paul's Cathedral. The night of 29 December 1940 became known as the second Great Fir...

Goodrich livestock saved from thirst by firefighters

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  • December 29, 2010
Fire crews have saved hundreds of farm animals in Herefordshire from dying of thirst in sub-zero temperatures. Icy conditions over Christmas meant water supplies to 700 pigs and 40 long horn cattle froze. Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Serv...

Mechanic hurt after being trapped in bus wheel arch

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  • December 29, 2010
A mechanic is in hospital with serious injuries after an accident at Aberdeen bus station. It is understood the man was checking a fault on a bus when he became trapped in a wheel arch. The worker was freed by fire fighters and taken to Aberdeen Roya...

Grade-II listed home in Grays Mallory catches fire

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  • December 29, 2010
Forty firefighters have been tackling a fire at a Grade-II listed house in Warwickshire. Crews were called to the property in Banbury Road, Grays Mallory, near Bishops Tachbrook, at about 0500 GMT. No-one was hurt but about half the roof and first fl...

Fatal Pocklington house fire 'not suspicious'

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  • December 29, 2010
A fire at a house in Pocklington in which a 47-year-old woman died is not being treated as suspicious, Humberside Police have said. Crews from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service were called to the house on the town's Edward Street at about 2130 GMT o...

Shrewsbury pub-fire 'wiring fault' suspected

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  • December 29, 2010
An electrical fault is believed to have started a severe fire at a pub in Shrewsbury. Ten customers were evacuated from The Beaten Track in Old Potts Road, at about 2230 GMT on Tuesday when a bar worker reported smelling smoke. Staff along with a man...

Fire damages 300-year-old house in Northamptonshire

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  • December 29, 2010
A fire has severely damaged a 300-year-old thatched house in Northamptonshire. About 30 firefighters were called to Hamilton Lane in Great Brington on Tuesday evening. At its height seven engines and five specialist appliances were dealing with the i...

Woman and dog pulled from River Cherwell

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  • December 29, 2010
A woman and her dog have been rescued after falling through ice on a river in Oxfordshire. Fire and rescue crews were called to the River Cherwell on Tuesday after a passer-by spotted the 39-year-old woman in the water. She had gone out onto the ice ...

Cigarettes fire safety standard 'will save lives'

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  • December 29, 2010
A campaign headed by London Fire Brigade (LFB) has led to a new European safety standard for cigarettes which it believes will save hundreds of lives. All cigarettes made after November 2011 will have special bands which extinguish the tobacco if it ...

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