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Arson suspected in Coton-in-the-Elms bungalow fire

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  • September 8, 2011
Police believe a fire at a bungalow in a Derbyshire village was started deliberately. Fire crews were called to the empty property in Coton-in-the-Elms, near Swadlincote, shortly before midnight on Tuesday. Fire officers contacted the police after co...

Single police and fire service to save £130m per year

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  • September 8, 2011
A single police and fire service for Scotland will save an estimated £130m a year and £1.7bn over 15 years, the justice secretary has told MSPs. In a statement to the Scottish Parliament, Kenny MacAskill outlined forthcoming police and fire...

Holsworthy woman rescued by firefighters

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  • September 8, 2011
A woman has been rescued from a fire in Devon and airlifted to hospital. Emergency services were alerted to the fire at Southfields, Bridgerule, Holsworthy, just before 11:00 BST. Crews from Holsworthy and Bude had to force entry into the property to...

Tavistock recycling boss fined over waste bonfire

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  • September 8, 2011
A recycling boss who claimed he was having a traditional 5 November bonfire has been fined for burning waste. Roger Sparling runs a waste transfer station at Hayev Down, Tavistock, Devon. After the fire was reported to the Environment Agency, officer...

Future of Cumbria 999 fire calls base discussed

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  • September 8, 2011
Emergency fire calls made in Cumbria could be answered in Cheshire under plans to be considered next week. In December, the government said a scheme for nine regional fire control centres in England would be scrapped. Cumbria County Council's cabinet...

Man charged following Stourport house fire

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  • September 8, 2011
A man has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life after a house fire in Worcestershire. Emergency services were called to Elm Grove, Stourport, on Wednesday morning and a man was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. There w...

Woman rescued from car in River Amman, Ammanford

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  • September 8, 2011
A woman has been rescued by fire crews after her car ended up in the River Amman in Carmarthenshire. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service used a boat and a fire engine in the incident near a Tesco store in Park Street, Ammanford. A fire service...

Arrest after fire at Grade-II listed Wokingham building

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  • September 8, 2011
A 41-year-old man has been arrested following a fire at a Grade-II listed building in Berkshire. More than 50 firefighters tackled the blaze in Broad Street in Wokingham after being called out in the early hours of Wednesday. Police said the fire was...

Cheswardine farm fire: Sixty pigs die

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  • September 8, 2011
An investigation has begun into a fire in which 60 pigs died in a building at a Shropshire farm. The animals were all sows who were about to give birth or had young litters. Fire crews were praised for saving all the other animals in adjoining sheds ...

Man hurt in Treherbert 'alcohol brewing' explosion

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  • September 8, 2011
A man has been injured in an explosion and fire in Treherbert, Rhondda Cynon Taf which police say is thought to have been caused by brewing alcohol. Police, firefighters and the Welsh Ambulance Service were called to Alma Street at 23:34 BST on Tuesd...

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