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Firefighters march against Suffolk County Council cuts

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  • February 12, 2011
Firefighters have staged a rally in Suffolk to highlight the impact possible cuts could have on them. Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) claim the fire service is already one of the lowest funded in England. They were lobbying against anticipat...

Mock hijack exercise tests 999 crews in Lancashire

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  • February 12, 2011
About 150 firefighters from north-west England and Northern Ireland have been taking part in an exercise simulating a terrorist attack. The mock incident was held at Lancashire Fire Service's training centre in Washington Hall, Euxton. The scenario i...

Exercise tests Tyne Tunnel safety

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  • February 12, 2011
Emergency services have taken part in an exercise to test the safety systems in the second Tyne Tunnel ahead of its opening. The new tunnel has been built as part of a £260m project and is due to start being used by traffic by the end of Februar...

Fire engine on 999 call crashes into shop in Nottingham

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  • February 12, 2011
An investigation is under way after a fire engine responding to an emergency call crashed into a fast food outlet in Nottingham. The fire engine hit the building, at the junction of Western Boulevard and the A610 Nuthall Road, at about 0920 GMT. One ...

Share this pageFacebookTwitterShareEmailPrint Humberside Fire Service appeal for retained crews

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  • February 12, 2011
Humberside Fire Service has appealed for volunteers to come forward to keep a North Lincolnshire fire station open. Retained firefighters are needed to maintain a service at Kirton in Lindsey fire station, which has recently been refurbished and has ...

Man rescued from flat fire in Ayr town centre

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  • February 12, 2011
Firefighters have rescued a man through the window of a burning first floor flat in the centre of Ayr. The Strathclyde Fire and Rescue crews were called to the blaze in a four-storey building on the High Street on Friday afternoon. The man was pulled...

Full services resume at Cork Airport after crash

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  • February 12, 2011
Full services have resumed at Cork Airport following the clearance of the wreckage of the plane which crashed killing six people. The first flight of the day, an Aer Lingus plane bound for Amsterdam, took off shortly after 0600 GMT on Saturday. On Th...

March in Salisbury in protest at spending cuts

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  • February 12, 2011
A protest march over local services spending cuts planned by the government is taking place in Salisbury. Trade unionists and workers are walking through the city before meeting for a rally in Queen Elizabeth Gardens. The event, organised by Salisbur...

Forty houses in Kitt Green hit by power surge

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  • February 12, 2011
Forty homes near Wigan have been hit by a power surge which lead to the outbreak of several small fires. Greater Manchester Fire Service said the affected homes were on Mayfield Road and Latham Lane in Kitt Green. A small number of electrical fires w...

Man saved from River Cherwell after bid to rescue dog

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  • February 12, 2011
A man was pulled to safety when he became stuck in a river in Oxfordshire as he tried to rescue his dog. Passers-by dialled 999 after the man jumped into the River Cherwell in Oxford after their pet on Friday. Two passing Environment Agency workers p...

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