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Hereford and Worcester false alarms waste 4,000 hours

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  • September 23, 2011
Nearly all automatic fire alarm call-outs in Herefordshire and Worcestershire are false alarms, according to the county's fire service. Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) have carried out a review that found 95% of call-outs to ...

IPCC to examine police response to fire woman's calls

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  • September 23, 2011
The police watchdog is to investigate how Greater Manchester Police dealt with calls from a woman before a fire apparently caused by an ex-partner. Tracy Jones contacted GMP five times in four weeks before Monday's blaze at her house in Altrincham. M...

Sir Henry Floyd School in Aylesbury closed after fire

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  • September 23, 2011
An Aylesbury school has closed after a fire broke out in the early hours. More than 30 firefighters were called to the Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School in Oxford Road just after 04:30 BST. Crews from Aylesbury, Haddenham and Princes Risborough used thr...

Boys bailed over Old Boatyard fire on A22 in Whyteleafe

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  • September 23, 2011
Three teenage boys arrested over a fire that destroyed a derelict building in Surrey have been released on police bail pending further inquiries. The A22 was closed for most of Tuesday after the suspected arson attack at the Old Boatyard in Godstone ...

Fire at West Sussex County Times offices

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  • September 23, 2011
The headquarters of a newspaper in West Sussex has been damaged by a fire. Firefighters were called to the offices of the West Sussex County Times, in Market Square, Horsham, just before 19:00 BST on Thursday by staff. Editor-in-chief Gary Shipton sa...

Dog dies in West Lothian house blaze

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  • September 23, 2011
A pet dog has died in a "fierce blaze" at a house in West Lothian. The family pet Staffordshire bull terrier was found dead after the two-hour fire in a house in Ann Street in Boghall on Thursday. Firefighters were called to the three-bedroom semi-de...

Sharkey fire murders: Police in new CCTV image appeal

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  • September 23, 2011
Police investigating the murders of three family members in a deliberate house fire in Helensburgh have released a CCTV image of men they want to trace. The development came after detectives said they had an "encouraging" response to an appeal for in...

'First Irish case' of death by spontaneous combustion

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  • September 23, 2011
A man who burned to death in his home died as a result of spontaneous combustion, an Irish coroner has ruled. It is believed to be the first case of its kind in Ireland. West Galway coroner Dr Ciaran McLoughlin said it was the first time in 25 years ...

Woman airlifted after car crash in Aberdeenshire

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  • September 23, 2011
A woman was airlifted to hospital with head injuries after a two-car crash in Aberdeenshire. The 42-year-old had to be cut free from the wreckage by Grampian Fire and Rescue Service following the accident near Turriff on Thursday night. Her injuries ...

Hereford flat fire: Arson suspected

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  • September 23, 2011
A fire at a flat in Herefordshire where two people had to be rescued is being treated as suspected arson by police. The fire happened at St Michaels Court, in the Belmont area of Hereford, in the early hours of Thursday morning. Firefighters rescued ...

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