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Public to consider West Yorkshire Fire Service cuts

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  • September 9, 2011
People in West Yorkshire are to be asked to give their views on plans to close 10 fire stations and cut 102 firefighters' jobs. West Yorkshire Fire Authority has approved the draft plans but said they posed a "significant change". The fire authority ...

Fewer fires in north Staffordshire's derelict buildings

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  • September 9, 2011
The number of fires in empty buildings is at a five-year low in north Staffordshire, according to the county's fire service. In the past year, 37 were reported in the area compared to over 100 in 2008. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue said the drop was ...

Man arrested after Northwick marina fire

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  • September 9, 2011
A man has been arrested following a suspected arson attack at a Worcester marina. The fire at Northwick Marina at Neweys Hill took place in the early hours of Thursday. Four boats moored at there and a Ford Galaxy were destroyed. Two other vehicles w...

Sharkey fire murders: Police release CCTV images

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  • September 9, 2011
Police investigating a triple murder in a house fire in Helensburgh have released CCTV images of two people and a car they want to trace. Thomas Sharkey, 21, and his eight-year-old sister Bridget died following the blaze on 24 July. Their father Thom...

Warwickshire fire service collaboration talks approved

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  • September 9, 2011
Plans for Northamptonshire and Warwickshire fire services to collaborate are a step closer after a council approved the proposal. Warwickshire County Council's cabinet agreed Warwickshire Fire Service can investigate the possibility of forming a stra...

Woman dies in fire engine crash in Basildon

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  • September 9, 2011
A woman died when her car collided with a fire engine responding to an emergency call in Essex. The fire engine had just left Basildon station en route to another crash when it collided with a Toyota Yaris in Broadmayne. Essex Police said it was call...

Pallet yard fire in Hertfordshire disrupts trains

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  • September 9, 2011
Smoke from a fire at a pallet yard in Hertfordshire disrupted train services on a nearby rail line. More than 40 firefighters dealt with the fire at the site in Rye Road, Hoddesdon, from about 02:45 BST. Smoke disrupted services on a nearby rail line...

Pioneer inspires new Lancashire forensic science lab

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  • September 9, 2011
The University of Central Lancashire has officially opened its new £12.5m forensic science building named in honour of one the subject's founders. The Preston facilities, named after Dr James Brierley Firth who came from the city, were unveiled ...

Lewknor house blaze causes roof collapse

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  • September 9, 2011
A house in Oxfordshire has been wrecked by fire. Crews from four stations were called to the property in Town Farm Close, Lewknor, on Thursday evening. Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue said as crews arrived, shortly after 17:00 BST, the roof of the buildi...

Sussex fire crews tackle Eastbourne car cleaners blaze

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  • September 9, 2011
Crews have been tackling a large fire that has broken out at a car cleaning company and adjacent flats in Eastbourne. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to Prestige Car Valeting in St Aubyns Road, near the seafront. About 30 firefighters...

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