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Rain 'washed salt off A15 crash road'

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  • February 1, 2011
A council has said rain washed away gritting salt on a North Lincolnshire road just hours before a 29-vehicle pile-up that was blamed on black ice. Humberside Police said the vehicles were involved in the crash on the northbound carriageway of the A1...

Guernsey fire service pay dispute goes to tribunal

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  • February 1, 2011
A tribunal is due to be held to solve a pay dispute between Guernsey's Fire and Rescue Service and the States. The service, represented by the Unite union, asked for a tribunal to determine salaries for staff after negotiations stalled. The States ne...

Plane undercarriage collapsed as it landed at airport

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  • February 1, 2011
The undercarriage of a light aircraft collapsed as it landed at Jersey Airport. The plane - which was en route from Exeter to Guernsey was diverted to Jersey as a result of weather conditions at Guernsey Airport. On landing it veered onto grass next ...

Merseyside Fire and Rescue could cut firefighter posts

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  • February 1, 2011
Ninety-two firefighter posts could be cut on Merseyside as part of plans to reduce a £8.5m budget deficit. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said it was looking at a range of cost-cutting measures, including losing just over 10% of its firefigh...

Thames Valley police chief Jim Trotman cleared of arson

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  • February 1, 2011
A police chief accused of torching his own car in order to frame his lover's husband has been cleared. Ch Supt Jim Trotman, 45, of Thames Valley Police, was having an affair with Ian Gray's wife, Karin, when his car was set alight near Oxford in 2009...

Pensioner dies after house fire in Colwyn Bay

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  • February 1, 2011
An 87-year-old woman has died after a fire at her home in Colwyn Bay, Conwy. A joint investigation by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and North Wales Police is underway. Emergency services were called to the end terrace bungalow at 0744 GMT on Tu...

Coastguard cover rethink urged by Cornwall Council

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  • February 1, 2011
Plans for a radical overhaul of coastguard cover must be changed to protect lives off the coast of Cornwall, it has been claimed. Falmouth's 24-hour cover would be scrapped and coastguard stations around the UK could be cut from 18 to eight. In an op...

'Severe' fire put out at industrial estate in Corsham

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  • February 1, 2011
More than 40 firefighters tackled a severe blaze at the Leafield industrial estate in Corsham, Wiltshire. It started at about 2200 GMT on Monday at an industrial unit on Edinburgh Way. Fire crews from Corsham and Chippenham were joined by crews from ...

Firefighters remain at Suffolk house fire

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  • February 1, 2011
About 10 firefighters remain at the scene of a thatch fire in Suffolk. More than 100 firefighters worked in shifts for more than 16 hours at a house in Worlingworth, where a fire broke out on Monday afternoon. A woman was in the property at the time ...

Fire crews tackle Berkshire warehouse blaze

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  • February 1, 2011
Dozens of firefighters have tackled a large fire at a warehouse in Berkshire. Emergency crews were called to the site in Eskdale Road in Winnersh Triangle, Wokingham, at about 1915 GMT on Monday. At the height of the blaze 11 fire engines were at the...

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