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Hemlington man charged over stabbing

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  • January 8, 2011
A 49-year-old man has been charged with wounding after a woman was found with stab wounds in a house hours after crews were called to a fire. Friefighters tackled a blaze in Mapleton Drive, Hemlington, Middlesbrough, early on Friday. Police were then...

F16 jet fighter makes emergency landing at Prestwick

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  • January 8, 2011
An F16 jet fighter aircraft has made an emergency landing at Glasgow Prestwick Airport after suffering a fuel leak. The airport activated its emergency response programme and alerted local fire, police and ambulance services. The alarm was raised at ...

Humberside Fire Service in cigarette warning

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  • January 8, 2011
Humberside Fire Service has warned of a "huge increase" in the number of fires being started by discarded cigarettes. Ten people died in house fires in East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire last year, the brigade said. They included three children...

Man killed in fire at apartment in St Annes

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  • January 8, 2011
A man has been killed in a fire at his flat, Lancashire Fire Service has said. A fire service spokesperson said firefighters were called to a fire at a first floor flat in Lightburne Rd, St Annes, at 0216 GMT. Firefighters using breathing apparatus r...

Couple treated after fire at Edinburgh flat

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  • January 8, 2011
A man and a woman have been treated for the effects of smoke after an early morning fire in the Sighthill area of Edinburgh. Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue said crews were called out at about 0320 GMT. A spokesman said firefighters found a smoke...

House fires in Chwilog, Gwynedd 'could be linked'

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  • January 8, 2011
Police are keeping an 'open mind' as to whether a house fire in Gwynedd village is linked to a similar blaze last month. Detectives have appealed for the public's help after a fire in the Chwilog area at 2306 GMT on Thursday. A fire at a secluded hou...

Arson attack damages Mablethorpe Chalet Park

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  • January 8, 2011
Firefighters investigating a blaze at a Lincolnshire chalet park say they are treating the incident as arson. Crews were called to the Mablethorpe Chalet Park off Poplar Avenue at about 0115 GMT on Saturday. It took firefighters several hours to exti...

Seven people rescued from fires in Belfast and Newry

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  • January 8, 2011
Fire fighters tackling a blaze at an apartment block in Belfast have rescued four people. The people were rescued from Malone Mews on Tates Avenue on Saturday. The road has been closed between Lorne Street and Lisburn road. In a separate incident thr...

£1.3m equipment, training boost for Welsh fire services

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  • January 8, 2011
Fire and rescue services in Wales will receive more than £1.3m of funds to improve working conditions and safety. Around £600,000 will be spent on equipment including thermal imaging cameras and hand-held radios for fire services across Wal...

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