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Tributes to canal death pair Sarah Rylance and Fayz Uddin

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  • October 27, 2011
Tributes have been paid to two teenagers who died after falling into a canal. Sarah Rylance, 17, and Fayz Uddin, 18, were pulled unconscious from Smethwick Locks in the West Midlands on Wednesday evening. Police are investigating the circumstances su...

York firework attack: Two men arrested

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  • October 27, 2011
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a firework was set off, causing a large explosion at a house in York. North Yorkshire Police said the firework was thrown through a bedroom window on Wednesday night....

Public hoax 999 calls 'success,' says fire service

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  • October 27, 2011
A fire service says its summer campaign against hoax calls has been a big success with a 20% reduction compared to the same period last year. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service put recordings of 999 hoaxes onto its website to show how they divert re...

Inquest opens into fire death of Telford woman

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  • October 27, 2011
An inquest has been opened into the death of a woman from Shropshire who was rescued from a fire at her home. Barbara Ellen Owusu, 55, died at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford after the blaze at The Glebelands in Donnington on 19 October. Ms Ow...

Merged Suffolk and Cambs fire control 'will not risk lives'

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  • October 27, 2011
Lack of local knowledge in a merged emergency control centre will not put lives at risk, fire officers have said. Concerns were raised when Suffolk and Cambridgeshire fire services became the first in the UK to merge their 999 response centres into o...

Lincolnshire County Council spends £42,000 on flights

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  • October 27, 2011
A Lincolnshire council spent more than £42,000 on overseas flights for staff over two years. A Freedom of Information Act request revealed that Lincolnshire County Council had made the spend between April 2009 and March 2011. The council said &#...

Elderly woman hurt in fire caused by electric blanket

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  • October 27, 2011
A elderly woman has been taken to Noble's Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a fire thought to be caused by an electric blanket. Fire crews were called to a bedroom fire at Ridgeway Road in Onchan on Wednesday at around 17:45 BST. The eld...

Arsonists strike for second time on Peterborough street

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  • October 27, 2011
A woman was taken to hospital after the second arson attack in a Peterborough street in less than a week. Neighbours who tried to put out the fire were beaten back by the flames. Police said it was too early to say if the two fires were linked. View ...

Teenagers die after falling into Smethwick canal

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  • October 27, 2011
Two teenagers, a man aged 18 and a 17-year-old girl, have died after falling into a West Midlands canal. Police said it was thought to be a "tragic accident". The pair were found near Brasshouse Lane in Smethwick. West Midlands Ambulance Service was ...

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