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Running Hare pub staff jailed for arson attack

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  • May 26, 2011
Two former employees at a Flintshire pub admitted carrying out a £500,000 arson on the premises to cover up a £200 theft. At Mold Crown Court, former head chef Clinton James Stephen, 31, was jailed for three years and four months. And ex-as...

Louth warehouse fire tackled

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  • May 26, 2011
Twelve fire engines have been called to a blaze at an industrial estate in Lincolnshire. Ten appliances from Lincolnshire and two from Humberside were called to the Fairfield industrial estate in Louth just after 1730 BST. The fire is in a large sing...

Fire causes train cancellations in Devon and Somerset

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  • May 26, 2011
Train services have been disrupted between Exeter St David's and Taunton because of a fire. First Great Western has advised customers not to travel. The fire service said a blaze by the tracks in Hele, Exeter, had damaged a mobile home, detached bung...

Cambridgeshire Fire Service cutting £4m

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  • May 26, 2011
A £4m package of cuts over four years from the Cambridgeshire Fire Service has been agreed. A meeting of the Cambridgeshire Fire Authority on Thursday backed the cuts, which follow a 12% cut in government grant as part of the spending review. Th...

Blundson waste processing site goes up in flames

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  • May 26, 2011
Firefighters have been tackling a large blaze at a waste disposal site in Wiltshire. The fire broke out in about 750 tonnes of commercial and industrial refuse at Hills Waste in Chapel Farm, Blunsdon, just after 1400 BST on Thursday. Fire chiefs said...

Littlehampton fire: four charged with arson

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  • May 26, 2011
Four men have been charged with conspiracy to commit arson following a fire at a warehouse in West Sussex. Fire crews from six stations attended the blaze at Harwood Industrial Estate, Harwood Road, Littlehampton in the early hours of 25 August last ...

Car fire burns victim Melanie Grimsley tells her story

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  • May 26, 2011
Melanie Grimsley has not had an easy life. Aged just two she was severely burned in a car fire which killed her older sister, and left her needing weekly operations on her injuries. A lesser person may not have had the strength to survive the prejudi...

Crosby family flee home in arson attack

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  • May 26, 2011
Two young children and their mother fled from their Merseyside home after inflammable liquid was poured through their door and set alight. They were treated for smoke inhalation after their door's window was smashed and the house on Queens Road, Cros...

Hartlebury Common fire leads to 35m-high flames

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  • May 26, 2011
Firefighters from across Worcestershire worked through the night after 2,000 sq m of woodland caught fire. Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service sent eight appliances to Hartlebury Common, near Stourport-on-Severn, at 1800 BST on Wednesday...

Devon and Somerset firefighters threaten legal action

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  • May 26, 2011
Firefighters in Devon and Somerset say they are ready to take legal action over plans to change their working hours. Under cost-cutting proposals, firefighters could be at their station for four days on the run. The fire authority said it would be vo...

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