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Man admits killing father in London house fire

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  • October 31, 2011
A man who suffers from psychiatric problems has pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to killing his father and a lodger in a house fire in east London. Arun Bhasin, 53, of Shadwell, east London, admitted to the manslaughter of his 80-year-old father Ram ...

Darren Heaney faces jail over Dumbarton fire raising

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  • October 31, 2011
A man is facing prison for starting a fire after being thrown out of a flat for trying to steal deodorant. Darren Heaney, 25, admitted torching a pram and bin in the common close of flats in Dumbarton's Merkins Avenue on 27 July this year. The High C...

George Sithole 'started fatal fire deliberately'

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  • October 31, 2011
A fire which killed a six-year-old girl was started by a man upset over the end of a relationship with a woman staying in the house, a court has been told. George Sithole, 41, is alleged to have set fire to the house in Crawley, West Sussex, in the e...

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue's plan to save £1.3m

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  • October 31, 2011
Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is aiming to save £1.3m over the next three years. The proposals are part of the service's new "integrated risk management plan". Savings will be made by "targeting resources and cutting overheads" but job...

Man who died in house fire on Western Isles named

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  • October 31, 2011
A man who died in a house fire on Harris in the Western Isles has been named by police. Kenneth MacKenzie, 83, died on Sunday afternoon in the incident at a property in Strond Road near Leverburgh on Harris. Emergency services - including police and ...

Consultation on South Yorkshire Fire Service job cuts

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  • October 31, 2011
Plans to shed 140 firefighter jobs in South Yorkshire are to go to public consultation, the fire authority has announced. The proposals, which also include plans to close several fire stations, have been made in the light of government funding cuts o...

Sussex firefighters in Shoreham aircraft crash exercise

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  • October 31, 2011
Firefighters will be taking part in a simulated aircraft crash in West Sussex later as part of a training exercise. The scenario, near Shoreham Airport, will involve a light aircraft that has crash landed with two people on board. Crews from Litteham...

Teenage boy charged with house arson in Dartford

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  • October 31, 2011
A 17-year-old boy has been charged with arson following a house fire in Dartford in Kent. Police were called by Kent Fire and Rescue Service on Thursday to the fire, in Elm Road, which is believed to have started in the living room. Kent Police said ...

Reservoir crash: Man charged over Llanidloes deaths

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  • October 31, 2011
A man has been been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a car plunged into a reservoir in Powys, killing four people. Emyr Griffith, 66, Phyllis Hooper, 84, Peter Briscombe and Liam Govier, both 14, from Pontypridd, died in Llyn Cly...

Windsor Fire Station 'too small' fire engine criticised

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  • October 31, 2011
A fire union has criticised plans to keep Windsor Fire Station open 24 hours a day - with a smaller fire engine. The fire authority agreed the plans last month following a five-year battle to save the station from night closure. The Berkshire Fire Br...

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