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Couple in 90s rescued from fire in Essex bungalow

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  • October 20, 2011
An elderly couple have been rescued from their burning bungalow in Essex. The fire and rescue service sent two crews to Lesley Drive, in Leigh-On-Sea, shortly after 14:00 BST. Firefighters rescued the husband and wife, both believed to be in their ea...

Nottinghamshire Fire Authority pay for failed land deal

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  • October 20, 2011
Nottinghamshire Fire Authority are to pay £2.7m in compensation to a property developer in an out of court settlement following a failed land deal. Gladman Commercial Properties (GCP) said the authority and Nottingham City Council had "misrepres...

Greater Manchester fire cuts 'have associated risks', chief says

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  • October 20, 2011
Greater Manchester's fire chief has said that plans to cut the service's budget by £23m will lead to fewer firefighters and slower response times. The county's fire service faces a cut of £23m over the next three years under the government'...

Firefighters rescue Pedro the horse from Urmston bog

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  • October 20, 2011
Fire crews from two Greater Manchester stations have won a battle against thick mud to rescue a stranded horse. Firefighters from Stretford and Eccles Fire Stations worked for more than an hour to pull 15-year-old Pedro out of a ditch in Urmston. Ecc...

Brothers 'started fatal den fire' in Eastbourne

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  • October 20, 2011
Verdicts of misadventure have been returned at an inquest into the deaths of two brothers in a fire which swept through a makeshift den at their home. Lewis Jenkins, seven, and his brother Taylor, five, are believed to have started the fire in a camp...

Countess of Wessex opens hospital unit and fire station

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  • October 20, 2011
A new Ipswich fire station and a £19.6m mental health unit are being officially opened by the Countess of Wessex. Four wards have been built at Ipswich Hospital replacing facilities at St Clement's Hospital. The building, called Woodlands, inclu...

Woman dies after being rescued from Telford house fire

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  • October 20, 2011
A 55-year-old woman has died in a fire at a house in Shropshire. The blaze, in a terraced house at Glebelands in Donnington, Telford, broke out at 16:15 BST on Wednesday. The woman was found inside the house with serious injuries and in cardiac arres...

Three people escape Epsom Downs house fire

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  • October 20, 2011
Three people have been treated for the effects of smoke inhalation following a fire at a house in Surrey. About 40 firefighters spent six hours tackling the blaze in Shawley Way, Epsom Downs, after being called to the scene at about 20:15 BST on Wedn...

Man charged with arson over Bodmin house explosion

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  • October 20, 2011
A 49-year-old man from Truro has been charged with arson endangering life after an explosion destroyed a house in Cornwall. More than 20 firefighters battled a fire which broke out after the blast at Margaret's Crescent in Bodmin, just before 21:00 B...

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