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Bilston fire: Bid to rescue polluted canal fish

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  • October 11, 2011
Rescue efforts are taking place to save the remaining fish in a polluted canal in the West Midlands. About 10,000 fish have died as a result of water contamination after a fire in Wolverhampton. Work is under way to rehome the remaining fish. The fir...

Teenager bailed over fire at Harrogate's Valley Gardens

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  • October 11, 2011
A teenager has been released on police bail following a suspected arson attack at a playground in Harrogate. The teenager, along with three other youths, will answer bail at the end of November. The fire, which broke out in the early hours of Saturda...

Moreton-on-Lugg shop fire was 'accident'

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  • October 11, 2011
A fire at a Herefordshire shop which left a 43-year-old woman suffering serious burns was an accident, the fire service has said. Fire crews were called to the village stores on Orchard Close, Moreton-on-Lugg, at about 12:15 BST on Monday. The shop a...

Banbury plastics factory fire sparks evacuation

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  • October 11, 2011
A plastics factory in Oxfordshire had to be evacuated when a suspected leak of flammable material sparked a fire. Fire crews were called to AAC Cyroma Plastics in Banbury after smoke was seen coming from a warehouse, on Monday. The flames were brough...

Fire services face future funding challenges

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  • October 11, 2011
Fire chiefs across the country are having to deal with a cut of around 12% in their funding. That's lower than many other areas of the public sector - a recognition of how important the service they provide is. Today Kent Fire and Rescue Service...

Man arrested over Roscommon arson attack which killed girl

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  • October 11, 2011
A man in his 30s has been arrested in connection with an arson attack at a house in Boyle, County Roscommon, in which a five-year-old girl was killed. The child died in the fire at the house at Termon Road on 3 October. A man in his 40s and two other...

Staffordshire firefighters to perform Youtube hit

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  • October 11, 2011
Staffordshire firefighters are turning their station into a disco to perform a cover of the Sugababes' hit Push the Button to promote fire alarm testing. The pop song's lyrics have been adapted to encourage people to regularly test whether their alar...

Modernisation to close eight Kent fire stations

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  • October 11, 2011
Eight village fire stations in Kent are set to close under plans to modernise the county's fire service. It follows a three-year review by Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KF&RS), which says the number of incidents it attends has dropped by 25% sinc...

Dunfermline house attacked with petrol bomb

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  • October 11, 2011
A man has been taken to hospital with minor injuries after a petrol bomb and a brick were thrown at the window of a house in Fife. Fire crews said the device did not break the window of the property in Clay Acres Court, Dunfermline. The petrol bomb e...

Three hurt in Manchester Food and Drink Festival blast

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  • October 11, 2011
Three people have suffered serious burns after a gas cylinder exploded at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival. The blast happened shortly before 21:00 BST on Monday during a cookery demonstration at a stall in Albert Square by Manchester Town Hall...

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