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Derbyshire fire service unveils restructuring plan

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  • March 11, 2011
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has announced proposals for a restructuring which could lead to the loss of jobs and the removal of some fire engines. The fire authority said a £5m reduction in its budget has forced it to reduce expenditur...

Japan earthquake triggers nuclear shutdown

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  • March 11, 2011
Japan's prime minister has declared a "nuclear emergency" after a number of reactors shut down in the wake of a massive earthquake hitting the country. Eleven reactors at four nuclear power stations automatically shut down, but officials said one...

Lorry freed from Edinburgh rail bridge

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  • March 11, 2011
A lorry stuck under a bridge in Edinburgh which brought traffic "chaos" to the area has now been freed. Firefighters were called to Old Dalkeith Road after the articulated lorry became wedged under the rail bridge just after 1400 GMT. Arielle Sch...

Murder trial death crash 'was fireman's first inquiry'

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  • March 11, 2011
A fireman who carried out a probe into the death of a woman in a car crash had never done anything similar before, a murder trial has been told. Malcolm Webster denies killing his first wife, Claire Morris, in 1994 by intentionally crashing their ...

Japan earthquake: Tokyo building's roof on fire

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  • March 11, 2011
A fire rages on the roof of a building in the Odaiba district of Tokyo, following the huge earthquake that struck the north-eastern coast of Japan. News Feed from BBC News (follow link to view video)...

Somerset, Devon and Dorset fire services set to join forces

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  • March 11, 2011
Fire services in Somerset, Devon and Dorset are set to start working together as part of plans to make 25% in savings over the next four years. As part of plans to save £8m, Devon and Somerset fire service said it was looking at sharing top m...

Swansea fire where woman and dog died 'not suspicious'

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  • March 11, 2011
A fire at a Swansea house where a 60-year-old woman and her pet dog were found dead is not being treated as suspicious by South Wales Police. Fire engines were called to the terraced home at Robert Street. Manselton, at 1540 GMT on Wednesday. Poli...

Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake

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  • March 11, 2011
Another day, another earthquake. Except the Magnitude 8.9 tremor off the coast of Honshu, Japan, will be a standout event for 2011 - if not in terms of the eventual death toll it brings, then certainly in scale. There are usually only one or two ...

Firefighters tackle Ruan Major farmhouse thatch fire

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  • March 11, 2011
More than 50 firefighters have been fighting a large thatch fire in Cornwall. Emergency services were called to a farmhouse at Ruan Major near Mullion on Thursday night at about 2030 GMT. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said the fire ripped throug...

Tattoo pictures released to trace burned man in Newport

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  • March 11, 2011
Detectives trying to identify a man who was found with serious injuries following a fire on a hotel forecourt have released pictures of his tattoos. Police are investigating Wednesday's blaze at the Gateway Express Hotel in Newport. Following a me...

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