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Trade union members protest spending cuts in Belfast

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  • March 26, 2011
Thousands of trade union members have marched through the centre of Belfast. They were protesting against government spending cuts. The march coincided with a much larger one in London. Peter Bunting, from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, said the...

Fire chiefs in call for single-service 'evidence'

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  • March 26, 2011
Chief fire officers have criticised the outgoing SNP government for failing to provide proper evidence for a single fire and rescue service for Scotland. The move has come during a consultation which could see the number of fire services and police f...

Trawlermen rescued from boat fire off coast of Amble

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  • March 26, 2011
An RAF helicopter and a lifeboat helped rescue three trawlermen from a fishing boat which had caught fire off the Northumberland coast. The wooden vessel, Green Pastures, was 24 miles (39km) from Amble when the coastguard received a Mayday radio call...

Evacuation after Dorset gas leak crash

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  • March 26, 2011
About 10 homes have been evacuated after a gas leak was sparked when a van crashed in Dorset. Fire crews and police were called to Ringwood Road, Verwood, just before 1100 GMT after the van hit a gas valve. A cordon has been set up and all the homes ...

Warning after recycling site fire in North Tyneside

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  • March 26, 2011
Drivers in North Tyneside have been warned to take care after a fire at a recycling facility. Emergency services were called to the fire at the site in Wallsend Road in North Shields just after 1000 GMT Saturday. Police warned drivers a large amount ...

NI Fire and Rescue Service save man from Portadown fire

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  • March 26, 2011
A man has been rescued from a fire in Portadown earlier on Saturday. He was trapped in a second-floor flat when fire fighters, wearing breathing apparatus, rescued him. Four engines were involved in rescuing the man and bringing the blaze under contr...

Two rescued in Milton Keynes sheltered housing fire

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  • March 26, 2011
Two women had to be rescued after a fire broke out at a sheltered housing complex in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. Fire crews were called to Buckland Lodge in Netherfield at about 0715 GMT, where the occupant of the ground-floor flat was pulled to ...

Malcolm Webster trial: Family faced three house fires

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  • March 26, 2011
A woman whose estranged husband allegedly tried to kill her told a murder trial that her family faced three "extraordinary" house fires. Malcolm Webster, 51, of Surrey, denies starting the fires and crashing his car New Zealand in 1999 in a bid to ki...

Moor fire in Rivington Lancashire

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  • March 26, 2011
More than 50 firefighters have been tackling a moorland blaze covering three square kilometres in Lancashire. Crews have used beaters and an all-terrain vehicle to damp down the flames at Winter Hill near Rivington. The blaze by Belmont Road broke ou...

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