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Mother 'drunk' as brothers died in Eastbourne home

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  • October 18, 2011
Two brothers died in their Sussex home when a fire broke out in a den they had created while their mother was drunk, an inquest has heard. Lewis Jenkins, 7, and his brother Taylor, 5, died from smoke inhalation in the house in Milfoil Drive, Eastbour...

Police appeal to youths after fatal Wragby farm fire

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  • October 18, 2011
Police want to speak to three youths seen in a field next to a burning farm in West Yorkshire in which a two-year-old girl died. Isobel Dobson died in a van which caught fire at Hessle Farm in Wragby, near Wakefield, on 30 September. The youths were ...

Mary Fox firework campaign rolled out across Cornwall

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  • October 18, 2011
A firework safety campaign set up after a woman was killed in her Cornish home has been rolled out across the county. Mary Fox died on Bonfire Night, 2009, after a firework was put through the letterbox of her Bodmin home. Three youths were found gui...

Warwickshire Fire Service considers 999 plans

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  • October 18, 2011
Emergency fire calls in Warwickshire could be co-ordinated from outside the county under plans being considered by its fire and rescue service. It is one of two options to replace the aging Leamington control centre. Assistant Chief Fire Officer Jim ...

Temporary firefighters to cover strike in Manchester

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  • October 18, 2011
Temporary firefighters with three weeks training could be used to cover striking officers in Manchester. Greater Manchester Fire Service has advertised 96 short-term posts to cover potential industrial action on 30 November. Dep Chief Fire Officer Ji...

Two men arrested after fire in the former Highbridge Hotel

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  • October 18, 2011
Two men, both aged 19, have been arrested in connection with a fire that gutted a derelict hotel in Somerset. Emergency services were called to former Highbridge Hotel on Huntspill Road, Highbridge, late on Monday, following numerous 999 calls. The b...

Fforestfach tyre fire: bid to recover £1.5m costs

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  • October 18, 2011
The long term future of tonnes of waste from a major tyre fire which burned for weeks is to be discussed. A Swansea council report says 5,000 tonnes of flock, a product created by shredding and recycling tyres, caused chaos when it burned at Fforestf...

Orchard Retail Park in Willenhall reopens after fire

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  • October 18, 2011
A retail park in Coventry has partially reopened following a major fire at the site earlier this month. The Dunelm Mill and Dreams stores on the Orchard Retail Park in Willenhall suffered "extensive damage" in the fire on 6 October. Demolition work i...

North Wales Fire Authority to cut 36 posts by 2013

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  • October 18, 2011
The Fire Brigades Union says it cannot rule out taking industrial action over plans which would see up to 36 firemen and women losing their jobs. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service's governing body has approved proposals to change the rota system in...

Fire training exercise in Worthing hotel

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  • October 18, 2011
A West Sussex hotel has been filled with smoke as part of a major firefighting training operation. A blaze at the Beach Hotel on Marine Parade in Worthing was simulated as part of the exercise for West and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. Smoke m...

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