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Shropshire and Worcestershire fire control to be shared

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  • February 17, 2011
Fire authorities in Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire are to share control room operations. The proposal was approved at a meeting of Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Authority on Wednesday. A spokesman for the authority said the d...

Flat fire in Hull leads to cannabis factory arrest

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  • February 17, 2011
A house fire in Hull has led to the arrest of a man following the discovery of a cannabis factory. The fire service attended the fire on Thursday morning on Hessle Road before alerting police at about 0630 GMT. The police said the fire may have been ...

Wiltshire and Swindon fire service freeze precept

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  • February 17, 2011
Wiltshire and Swindon Fire Authority has agreed to freeze its share of the 2011/12 council tax increase in exchange for a government grant. The authority, which administers the county's fire and rescue service, set its budget for the next financial y...

County Durham Fire service facing 'challenging year'

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  • February 17, 2011
County Durham and Darlington Fire Authority has warned it is facing a "challenging" year ahead, as it attempts to make budget savings. The authority has set its budget for 2011-12 at £29.8m, a £1.42m reduction on the previous year. Savings ...

Wilmslow house fire 'started deliberately'

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  • February 17, 2011
A house fire which left a woman and her two teenage sons trapped in a bedroom of their Cheshire home may have been started deliberately, police said. Fire crews were called to the terraced house on Snapebrook Grove in Wilmslow at about 0340 GMT on We...

Fire-hit Wiltshire leisure centre 'will re-open soon'

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  • February 17, 2011
Wiltshire Council says it is committed to to re-opening afire-damaged leisure centre in Wootton Bassett as soon as possible. Eleven fire engines were sent to the Lilm Kiln centre, which was open at the time, on 18 December. A council spokesman said t...

Jury goes out in Buxton fire death children trial

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  • February 17, 2011
A jury has retired to consider its verdict in the trial of a mother charged with murdering two of her children in a Derbyshire house fire. Fiona Adams escaped with baby son Kiernan, but daughter Niamh, five, and elder son Cayden, two, died in the bla...

Brighton woman arrested after flats fire

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  • February 17, 2011
A 26-year-old local woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire at a flat in Brighton. Firefighters had to rescue a woman and three dogs from the ground floor flat in Widdicombe Way, Moulsecoomb. The woman was taken to the Royal Sussex...

Parrots rescued from Broxburn fire

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  • February 17, 2011
Three parrots have been rescued by animal welfare officers from a fire at a house in West Lothian. The Scottish SPCA made the rescue after being called by firefighters to the blaze in Henderson Crescent in Broxburn on Wednesday at 1815 GMT. Firefight...

'Lessons learnt' from Guernsey Airport crash drill

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  • February 17, 2011
An emergency drill at Guernsey Airport was a valuable experience for the island's emergency services, according to the airport director. Colin Le Ray said it was essential all the emergency services understood how to respond in an emergency. An inci...

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