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Fire at Needham Market paint plant

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  • May 25, 2011
More than 30 firefighters have dealt with a blaze at a paint plant in Needham Market. Suffolk fire crews were called to the industrial oven in a two-storey unit in Maitland Road at about 1045 BST on Wednesday. The building was evacuated and police sh...

Youths reported over fire at Alness children's home

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  • May 25, 2011
Two youths have been reported to the Children's Reporter following a fire at a vacant property in Ross-shire. Police and firefighters were called to the former Coulpark children's home in Alness at about 1920 BST on Tuesday. Northern Constabulary sai...

Nine vehicles destroyed in Hereford arson attack

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  • May 25, 2011
A fire at a Hereford vehicle recovery company has destroyed nine vehicles, police have said. The blaze on the Saxon Business Park at Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, started at about 0345 BST. It was put out at about 0600 BST. Police said they were treating ...

South Africa driver fired over Soweto train crash

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  • May 25, 2011
A South African train driver has been fired for causing an accident which injured more than 850 people last week. The investigation showed that the man had been driving at 85 km/h (53 mph) in an area where the limit was 30km/h, reports say. Many pass...

MPs query firefighter charges over warehouse deaths

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  • May 25, 2011
Warwickshire's MPs have written to the attorney general with concerns after three firefighters were charged over the deaths of four colleagues. Paul Simmons, Adrian Ashley and Timothy Woodward have been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence o...

Devon firefighters in Woodbury Common anti-arson drive

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  • May 25, 2011
Firefighters are to patrol a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Devon in a bid to discourage arsonists. Officers using mountain bikes and video cameras have been prompted to act after two large fires at Woodbury Common since March. Devon and Some...

Devon and Somerset bid for Taunton fire control room fails

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  • May 25, 2011
Negotiations between Devon and Somerset Fire Authority and the government over taking possession of a regional fire centre have broken down. The building in Taunton, which was commissioned by the Labour government in 2005, was scrapped by the Coaliti...

New Zealand earthquake: Essex firemen receive awards

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  • May 25, 2011
Six firefighters from Essex have been given awards for taking part in rescue work after the New Zealand earthquake. Derek Leask, high commissioner for New Zealand, honoured the Essex team members at a ceremony in Colchester on Wednesday. The team had...

South Yorkshire fire engine needs repairs weeks after launch

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  • May 25, 2011
A fire engine has been sent for repairs only weeks after coming into service in South Yorkshire. The Combined Aerial Rescue Pump (CARP) used in Barnsley needs repair work on the generator and pump. Older fire trucks have been brought back into servic...

Teenager charged over Causewayend Primary School fire

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  • May 25, 2011
A teenager has been charged in connection with a fire at a former primary school in Aberdeen at the end of last week. The blaze at Causewayend Primary School happened on Friday afternoon, causing significant damage to the building. Surrounding street...

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