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Boys rescue infant in Armadale house fire

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  • October 28, 2011
Two boys, aged 11 and 13, have been taken to hospital after rescuing a four-year-old from a house fire in West Lothian. Two women, aged 22 and 45, were later taken from the house in Armadale by firefighters. The casualties from the fire, which broke ...

Charing Cross fire disrupts Tube services

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  • October 28, 2011
Rush hour services on the London Underground were severely disrupted after a fire at a Tube station. Cables were damaged in the fire in a signal room at Charing Cross station just after 03:30 BST, London Fire Brigade (LFB) said. Contractors carrying ...

Boys rescue infant in Armadale house fire

  • News Item
  • October 28, 2011
Two boys, aged 11 and 13, have been taken to hospital after rescuing a four-year-old from a house fire in West Lothian. Two women, aged 22 and 45, were later taken from the house in Armadale by firefighters. The casualties from the fire, which broke ...

Career average pensions for the public sector

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  • October 28, 2011
The design of huge, new, pension schemes for more than five million staff in the public sector is starting to emerge. Following the recommendations earlier this year of Lord Hutton's independent report into the future of public sector pensions, the g...

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 &#...

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