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Firefighters tackle Mossley moorland blaze

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  • May 10, 2011
Four fire crews are tackling a grass fire on moorland above Mossley, Tameside in Greater Manchester. The alert was raised at 1928 BST and crews were sent to the moors above the cricket club in Huddersfield Road near to Buckton Castle. A Greater Manch...

Dog walker rescued from Weymouth mudflats

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  • May 10, 2011
A dog walker was rescued after becoming trapped waist-deep in mud off the Dorset coast. Firefighters were called to Fleet Lagoon, near Weymouth, close to the Army camp, at about 0855 BST after the man stepped into a puddle. The 26-year-old was rescue...

Chief ponders single blue-light body for Western Isles

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  • May 10, 2011
The head of Northern Constabulary has said he is willing to consider the idea of a single body to oversee the running of police, fire and ambulance services in the Western Isles. The comments, from chief constable George Graham, come as he launched a...

Bid to find 150 trainee London firefighters

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  • May 10, 2011
London Fire Brigade has launched a campaign to recruit 150 trainee firefighters. The firefighters will not be extra staff, but will ensure the brigade retains its current strength. The organisation said it was particularly keen to recruit more women ...

Men held after fire at Essex building

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  • May 10, 2011
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire in a four-storey building in Essex. About 100 firefighters spent Sunday night tackling the blaze in a shop and office building on Hamlet Court Road in Westcliff-on-Sea. A spokesman for...

Staffordshire firefighter, 50, retires to become actor

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  • May 10, 2011
A Staffordshire firefighter has made a "dramatic" career change after leaving his job to become an actor. Pete Ramsay, 50, has worked for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service for 30 years. But on Tuesday he will hang up his helmet and leave to take ...

Man dies in Sunderland house fire

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  • May 10, 2011
A man has died in a house fire on Wearside from which two teenagers and a woman managed to escape. The fire broke out in the bedroom of the property in Washington Street, Millfield, Sunderland, in the early hours of Tuesday. Three people escaped befo...

East Yorkshire school designed to resist flood damage

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  • May 10, 2011
An East Yorkshire school hit by the floods of June 2007 has been rebuilt with anti-flood features. Inmans Primary School in Hedon was extensively damaged when water inundated every room. The £6.9m new facility has been built on a 90cm raised pla...

Lightning strike damages roof of Bayston Hill home

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  • May 10, 2011
A house in Shropshire was badly damaged when it was hit by lightning. Keelie and Scott Caudwell were at home with their two children in Bayston Hill, near Shrewsbury, when the bolt struck at about 2345 BST on Monday. Mrs Caudwell said: "I saw this al...

Dorset farm 'arson' destroys animal feed

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  • May 10, 2011
A suspected arson attack at a farm in Dorset has destroyed a large quantity of hay and animal feed. Fire crews were called to Burton Farm in Christchurch at 2025 BST on Monday. A Dorset fire service spokeswoman said the fire was believed to have been...

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