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Fire-hit Buxton hotel to be demolished

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  • March 27, 2011
A landmark Derbyshire building is to be demolished over safety concerns. Haddon Hall Hotel, in London Road Buxton, is a four-storey structure dating from the late 19th Century. It has been empty for several years. Officials said it had deteriorated r...

Police investigate Stafford house fire

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  • March 27, 2011
Police are investigating a house fire in Stafford, which may have been started deliberately. A man and a woman left the Glebe Avenue property, which was filled with smoke, before the fire service arrived. Crews brought the fire under control within a...

Fire crews called to chalet fires in Essex

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  • March 27, 2011
Firefighters have been called to a blaze at four chalet bungalows in Essex. Crews were called to the fire in Wall Lane, Wrabness, at just before midnight on Saturday. All four of the chalets were on fire and the operation were hampered by a poor wate...

Man treated for smoke inhalation after Weymouth fire

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  • March 27, 2011
A man was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in Dorset. The blaze was thought to have been started when food was left unattended cooking on the stove in a first-floor kitchen, Dorset fire service said. Crews were called to Rodwell Ro...

Woman dies in fire at Lancashire flat

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  • March 27, 2011
 woman has died in a fire which broke out at a flat in Lancashire in the early hours. The woman's body was found by firefighters called to the ground floor flat on Rakeshouse Lane in Nelson just after 0300 BST. Three crews were called to the sce...

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 ...

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