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Humberside fire authority partially approve budget cuts

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  • March 4, 2011
Humberside's fire service will save £5.3m by 2014, but must find a further £1.7m in reductions after its budget was only partially approved. The semi-approval of Humberside Fire and Rescue Service's budget includes 72 job losses with 70 mor...

Work starts at new fire stations in Cumbria

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  • March 4, 2011
Work has started on three of five new community fire stations in Cumbria. Three fire and rescue authorities in the North West have signed private finance deals worth a combined £48m to build 16 community fire stations. Along with Cumbria's five ...

Northamptonshire's Armada House destroyed in fire

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  • March 4, 2011
A fire that destroyed one of Northamptonshire's oldest buildings has saddened people who live nearby. Armada House, in the village of Weston and built in 1588, was destroyed in the blaze on Tuesday. The owner of the house had to be rescued after the ...

Fire crews tackle flames at Skipton industrial site

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  • March 4, 2011
Dozens of firefighters are tackling a blaze at a North Yorkshire industrial site where gas cylinders are in the buildings. Crews were called to a premises on Station Road in Cross Hills near Skipton on Friday afternoon. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescu...

Estate in Great Yarmouth evacuated after paint fire

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  • March 4, 2011
Buildings on a large industrial estate in Norfolk have been evacuated because of a fire at a paint warehouse. Six fire engines were called to CAP Fabrications on Gapton Hall Industrial Estate on the outskirts of Great Yarmouth at lunchtime. Because t...

Tyledesley pub fire: three held over robbery

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  • March 4, 2011
Three men have been arrested after a pub in Greater Manchester was robbed and then set alight. Two men in balaclavas took cash from a staff member at the George and Dragon, in Tyldesley, on Thursday night before escaping in a van with a third man. T...

Fire death soldier from Spennymoor laid to rest

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  • March 4, 2011
The funeral has taken place of a County Durham soldier who died in a fire while serving in Afghanistan. Pte Dean Hutchinson, 23, of the Royal Logistic Corps, died in a blaze at Camp Bastion along with Private Robert Wood on 14 February. The service f...

Oxfam shop fire closes high street in Billericay

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  • March 4, 2011
Motorists in an Essex town are being warned of severe congestion after a major fire closed the main thoroughfare. Crews were called to the high street in Billericay on Friday morning to reports that the Oxfam shop was alight. The fire spread to a fla...

Firefighters tackle Gateshead riverside blaze

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  • March 4, 2011
More than 40 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a derelict building on the banks of the River Tyne in Gateshead. The 13-storey Tyne Bridge Tower is close to the Sage music complex and the medieval St Mary's Church. Tyne and Wear Fire and rescue Ser...

Malton jockey fire deaths conviction appeal upheld

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  • March 4, 2011
A man jailed for a minimum of seven-and-a-half years for killing two young jockeys in an arson attack has had his conviction upheld. Jamie Kyne, 18, from County Galway in the Irish Republic and Jan Wilson, 19, from Forfar in Angus, died in the fire a...

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