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Essex office fire 'caused by cigarette'

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  • January 11, 2011
A fire in an underground electrical room of a five-storey office block was caused by a discarded cigarette, Essex Fire Service has said. About 100 workers at Kingswood House, Baxter Avenue, Southend, had to leave the building after smoke and flames p...

2012 construction plans for new police college

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  • January 11, 2011
Construction work on a long-awaited police training college will finally begin next year, the NI Department of Justice has said. The £140m college, was one of the police reforms recommended in the Patten report almost ten years ago. A 210-acre s...

Yellow foam closes Hayling Island beaches

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  • January 11, 2011
Beaches in part of Hampshire and West Sussex have been closed after yellow foam washed up on the shore. The substance, discovered between Hayling Ferry and Eastoke Corner on Hayling Island, is believed to be mostly castor oil. Chichester District Cou...

Police in suspicious fires appeal in West Lothian

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  • January 11, 2011
Police are appealing for witnesses following two suspicious fires at businesses under the same ownership in West Lothian. The first fire was reported at 0050 GMT at the Minerva Food Bar in Livingston. Officers were then alerted to a second fire at th...

Family 'devastated' by Llanelli mother's fire death

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  • January 11, 2011
The family of a 38-year-old woman who died after a house fire in Llanelli have paid tribute to a "loving mother and wonderful daughter." Rebekah Lewis was rescued by fire crews from the blaze in Gelli Road early on Friday but died later in hospital. ...

Man sought after Standburn house fire

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  • January 11, 2011
A fire at a house near Falkirk may have been started deliberately, police have said. Firefighters were called to the blaze on Main Street in the Standburn area at about 2200 GMT on Saturday after being alerted by local residents. The property was sig...

Woman in Cornwall escapes tree fall uninjured

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  • January 11, 2011
A woman escaped unhurt after a large tree fell onto her car as she drove along a road in Cornwall. The incident happened on the Redruth to Falmouth road shortly after 0700 GMT. Fire and ambulance crews were called to the scene. The woman was uninjure...

Firefighters in Essex keep jobs under £10m cuts plan

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  • January 11, 2011
Firefighters in Essex have been told they will not lose their jobs as part of the fire service's plans to cut £10m from its budget. The fire service proposals include a freeze on recruitment of firefighters and Canvey Island losing its full-time...

Larne homes evacuated due to van fire

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  • January 11, 2011
A number of people were moved from their homes as a precaution due to a fire in Larne on Tuesday morning. The Fire Service was called to deal with the blaze in a delivery van at Fultons, a heating and electrical shop, at about 0220 GMT. A spokesperso...

One person hurt in Bieldside cottage fire

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  • January 11, 2011
One person has been injured after a fire in the Aberdeen suburb of Bieldside. Grampian Fire and Rescue Service was called to the incident, at a cottage on an unclassified road, at about 0810 GMT. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the b...

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