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Firefighter Lucy Masoud 'could be sacked for comments'

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  • March 24, 2011
London firefighter Lucy Masoud says she could be sacked for comments she made as an audience member on BBC's Question Time last year. Gareth Furby speaks to Ms Masoud and Joe MacVeigh of the Fire Brigades Union. News Feed from BBC News Click to ...

Finnich Glen gorge rescue for women stuck on ledge

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  • March 24, 2011
Three women have been rescued from a deep gorge in rural Stirling after becoming trapped on a ledge. The trio were exploring Finnich Glen, near Killearn, and became stuck on a 20m (66ft) high ledge near a place known as Devil's Pulpit. Two rope rescu...

Charing Cross Tube reopens after Trafalgar Square flood

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  • March 24, 2011
Two fountains overflowed in London's Trafalgar Square, leading to an eight-hour closure of the Tube station underneath them. Water seeped into the pump room for the fountains, which is below Charing Cross station, at about 1015 GMT on Thursday. Servi...

Major blaze at industrial estate in Corby

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  • March 24, 2011
A Northamptonshire industrial estate has been sealed off because of a major fire at a pharmaceutical firm's warehouse. The fire at Catalent Solutions in Sedge Close, Corby, broke out at just before 0900 GMT on Thursday. About 100 firefighters were in...

Jobs under threat at QinetiQ's Aberporth testing range

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  • March 24, 2011
Defence contractor QinetiQ is in discussions with staff about cutting 13 fire and rescue jobs at the Aberporth testing range in Ceredigion. The company said it had agreed with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) that an extensive rescue service was no long...

Homeless man burnt while asleep in Worthing

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  • March 24, 2011
A homeless man suffered superficial burns when his blankets were set on fire as he slept in a Sussex shelter. The 46-year-old, who was sleeping on the seafront in Marine Parade, Worthing, woke early on Thursday to find his duvet smouldering. He calle...

Family targeted in racially motivated arson attack

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  • March 24, 2011
A flaming bunch of rags were pushed through the door of a family home in Warrington in a racially motivated arson attack, police said. The incident occurred at a house on Valiant Close in the Padgate area at about 1045 GMT on Wednesday. A couple and ...

13th Century thatched Pandora Inn on fire in Cornwall

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  • March 24, 2011
Forty firefighters have tackled a fire at a 13th Century thatched pub and restaurant near Falmouth in Cornwall. Six fire appliances were initially called to the Pandora Inn at Restronguet Creek at about 1125 GMT. The whole of the roof was found to be...

Aberdeen Market Street fire treated as suspicious

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  • March 24, 2011
A serious flat fire which forced a busy Aberdeen city centre street to be closed is being treated as suspicious. The emergency services were called to the scene at Market Street on Wednesday morning after reports of the fire in a top-floor flat. A nu...

Grand Central nightclub hit by second suspicious fire

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  • March 24, 2011
A second suspicious blaze has hit a West Lothian nightclub two months after the property was initially targeted. Firefighters were called to the Grand Central in Livingston at 0513 GMT after a member of the public reported smoke coming from the two-s...

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