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More than 20 Suffolk firefighters sent to cat on roof

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  • April 5, 2011
A fire service has admitted it over-reacted when it sent five vehicles and more than 20 firefighters to rescue a cat from a roof. Crews from Leiston, Bungay, Felixstowe and Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk were dispatched to deal with the incident in Rober...

Mansfield school fire was arson

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  • April 5, 2011
A fire at a former Nottinghamshire school is being treated as arson by police. About 60 firefighters tackled the blaze at the Sherwood Hall School in Forest Town, Mansfield, on Monday. Police have said there will be no further examinations of the sce...

Hampshire crews stop automatic fire alarm call-outs

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  • April 5, 2011
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is to stop sending crews to automatic fire alarms (AFA) in a bid to cut costs. A safety officer will be sent alone to an AFA as part of the trial in order to counter the "significant drain on resources" caused by fal...

Suspended sentence over asbestos at Scott's, Wrexham

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  • April 5, 2011
A property developer has received a suspended prison sentence after ordering the potentially unsafe removal of asbestos from a former nightclub in Wrexham. Michael Murton, 35, admitted removing the asbestos from Scott's nightclub. Mold Crown Court h...

East and West Sussex fire services consider merger

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  • April 5, 2011
Fire and rescue services in East and West Sussex could be merged under plans being considered by both authorities. They said the move could deliver significant savings and help preserve front-line services in light of government spending cuts. They a...

Vandals destroy Earley playground equipment worth £40k

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  • April 5, 2011
Play equipment at a park in Earley was deliberately set on fire on Monday night. Officers were called to Sol Joel Park at 2245 BST after residents saw the fire. The cost of the damage to the Berkshire playground has been estimated at £40,000, in...

Ashford residents moved from flats after fire

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  • April 5, 2011
Residents evacuated from a blazing block of flats in Surrey have been given temporary accommodation while the cause of the fire is investigated. Four children were among 26 people evacuated from Lud Lodge in London Road, Ashford, at about 0030 BST. T...

Letchworth flat fire death 'not suspicious'

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  • April 5, 2011
The death of a man in a fire at a block of flats in Hertfordshire earlier is not being treated as suspicious, police have said. Officers named the victim of the fire at Bittern Way, Letchworth, as Barry Collings, 53, who lived at the property. Emerge...

Fatal Peacehaven house fire not suspicious

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  • April 5, 2011
A fire at a house in East Sussex in which an 88-year-old woman died is not believed to have been suspicious, fire crews and police have said. The woman was found dead in the house in Arundel Road Central in Peacehaven shortly after 1300 BST on Monday...

'Thief' trapped in recycling bin in Bradley Stoke

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  • April 5, 2011
A would-be thief became trapped in a clothes recycling bin for four hours as he tried to steal used clothes. The 28-year-old man had to be cut free by fire officers after he was helped into the bin by an accomplice in Bradley Stoke, near Bristol. CC...

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