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Oxford mosque evacuated after afternoon prayer fire

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  • January 14, 2011
About 500 people were evacuated from a mosque during afternoon prayer when a fire broke out inside. Emergency crews were called to the Medina Mosque in Oxford at 1330 GMT when smoke was spotted coming from a boiler room. No-one was injured and the fi...

Sailor rescued after yacht fire near Marchwood

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  • January 14, 2011
A man has been rescued from his yacht close to the Solent after a fire broke out on board. The coastguard was called at 1730 GMT to the vessel, which was on a mooring off Marchwood, Hampshire, when it caught alight. The man is understood to have been...

London firefighters union endorses new shift patterns

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  • January 14, 2011
The Fire Brigades Union has endorsed new shift patterns for its members, bringing a resolution to its dispute with London Fire Brigade (LFB) closer. About 5,500 firefighters went on strike in 2010 over plans to change shift lengths and sack those sta...

Residents back home after Milford Haven warehouse fire

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  • January 14, 2011
People are being allowed back to their homes after they were evacuated due to a fire at a warehouse in Pembrokeshire. A 200m exclusion zone was set up around the building in Milford Haven, with people on Chapel Street asked to leave their homes. Dyfe...

Appeal made over Aberdeenshire fire cottage occupier

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  • January 14, 2011
Police have appealed for information about the 78-year-old occupier of an Aberdeenshire cottage destroyed by fire. It is not yet known if Jane Murray was inside her home at Hillhead Cottage, Balfour, Fettercairn. Grampian and Tayside fire crews were ...

Police hailed as heroes after Biggar school bus crash

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  • January 14, 2011
Four Strathclyde police officers are to receive bravery awards for rescuing pupils from a school bus crash. Pcs Mark Grant, Russell Davidson, Andrew King and James Sheen waded into a raging river in darkness to save students following the accident. L...

York man dies after car hits tree and catches fire

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  • January 14, 2011
A man has died after his car hit a tree and caught fire in North Yorkshire. The 36-year-old from York was driving a Toyota Avensis on High Moor Lane between Tollerton and Shipton on Thursday night when the crash happened. North Yorkshire Police said ...

Staffordshire farmer overcome while mixing chemicals

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  • January 14, 2011
A man was overcome by gas on his farm while mixing chemicals in a bucket in his milking parlour. Firefighters said the man had used the chemicals before but in a steel bucket. He used larger quantities this time in a plastic vessel. There was a chemi...

'Firework' sparks Belfast city centre security alert

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  • January 14, 2011
The Royal Mail has said a firework caused a small explosion and prompted a security alert at a sorting office near Belfast city centre. The explosion happened as an employee was opening a package containing the firework. The employee was not injured....

Woman in intensive care after Heathfield arson attack

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  • January 14, 2011
A woman is being treated in intensive care following an arson attack which left her trapped in her home in Sussex. Firefighters rescued her from the bedroom of the property in North Corner, Horam, near Heathfield at about 2100 GMT on Thursday. Sussex...

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