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York fire station to close and be replaced by new-build

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  • February 9, 2011
A fire station which serves York city centre is to close, the local fire authority has announced. Clifford Street fire station considered "not fit for purpose" will be replaced by a new one on Kent Street. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said it suppor...

Man jailed for Leeds crime spree and women attacks

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  • February 9, 2011
A man who carried out a five day crime spree across Leeds including attacking two elderly women in their homes has been jailed for life. Mark Glasswell, 34, of Simmons Way, Gipton, bludgeoned one of his victims with a hammer and also set fire to a ho...

Man arrested following fatal collision in Staffordshire

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  • February 9, 2011
A man has died following a car crash in Staffordshire. Emergency crews were called to the A518, near Uttoxeter, shortly after 0540 GMT on Wednesday. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said a car and a van had collided and the driver of the...

New mountain bikes to combat Dorset heath fires

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  • February 9, 2011
Firefighters will be stepping up patrols to combat heath fires across Dorset with two new mountain bikes. The bikes will be unveiled on Thursday and will be used by community safety teams to patrol known trouble-spots. The fire service said officers ...

Essex Fire service row over letter leak

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  • February 9, 2011
Forty five Essex fire brigade staff face disciplinary action after allegations they wrote to MPs and councillors about budget cuts. Some of the letters were passed to the chief fire officer who said claims being made by employees were untrue. But the...

Swansea passers-by hailed for girl's River Tawe rescue

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  • February 9, 2011
Passers-by, including an off duty firefighter, have been praised for helping to rescue a girl who fell into the River Tawe at Swansea. A boat crew from Mid and West Wales Fire Service pulled the girl from the water near a memorial at Quay Parade. Wit...

CCTV images released over Leicester arson attacks

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  • February 9, 2011
Police have released CCTV images of several people they want to trace after a series of arson attacks in Leicester. In the past two weeks, wheelie bins, sheds and a car have been set on fire in the Glenfield and New Parks areas. Officers believe the ...

Police arrest man, 26, over Nikitta Grender murder

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  • February 9, 2011
Detectives investigating the murder of a pregnant teenager on a Newport estate have arrested a 26-year-old man. Gwent Police said the man, from the Newport area, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Nikitta Grender, 19, who was eight months preg...

Man charged over Edinburgh flat fire murder

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  • February 9, 2011
A 43-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a man whose body was found in a burning flat in Edinburgh. Stewart Taylor, 33, originally from Aberdeen, died in a flat in Chalmers Crescent on Monday morning. His girlfriend Lynsey Methven, 30, w...

Investigators unable to enter Shotton club fire scene

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  • February 9, 2011
Detectives hoping to enter a disused social club to investigate the cause of a suspicious fire have been told the building is still not safe to enter. Fire and police investigators now hope to get inside the Shotton Lane Social Club in Shotton, Flin...

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