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Charges over fire at Oxford man's house

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  • November 2, 2011
A man has been charged in connection with a house fire in Oxfordshire which left an elderly man needing medical treatment. Firefighters and police were called to the blaze in Abbey Road, Oxford, in the early hours of 24 October. Thames Valley Police ...

Whitworth Football Club's memorabilia appeal after fire

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  • November 2, 2011
A football club has appealed to the community for memorabilia following the destruction of its clubhouse in a fire. Members of Whitworth Football Club, in Wellingborough, have called on former players and the community to help to replace the collecti...

Warwickshire firefighters remembered with silence

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  • November 2, 2011
Warwickshire firefighters will observe a two-minute silence later to mark the fourth anniversary of a fire that claimed the lives of four colleagues. Ian Reid, John Averis, Ashley Stephens and Darren Yates-Badley died as a result of the blaze at a wa...

Birmingham couple killed in bus fire buried in Mecca

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  • November 2, 2011
Funerals have taken place for a Birmingham couple killed in a bus fire in Saudi Arabia, the BBC understands. Dawud Burbank and his wife Khalida Begum Dost, were travelling to Mecca to take part in the Hajj pilgrimage. The bus was in the outskirts of ...

Seven taken to hospital after flats fire in Leith

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  • November 2, 2011
Seven people have been taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after a fire in a tenement block. Firefighters rescued at total of 14 people from the building at Waters Close in Leith, Edinburgh. More than 30 firefighters were involved in tackling the blaz...

Police & Fire Service join forces to tackle arson

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  • November 2, 2011
The fire service and police are to work more closely together to share information relating to crimes of arson. Chief Constable Stephen Otter and Chief Fire Officer Lee Howell have signed a Partnership Working Practice Agreement to tackle the issue.&...

Crews tackle fire at a Southampton business park

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  • November 2, 2011
Two businesses have been destroyed by a severe fire in Southampton. The blaze at the Rushington Business Park, Totton broke out at about 02:40 GMT, Hampshire fire service said. The fire destroyed the two-storey buildings measuring 20m (65ft) x 50m (1...

Six require hospital treatment after fire in Leith

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  • November 2, 2011
Six people have been taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after a fire in a block of flats. Firefighters rescued nine people from the building at Waters Close in Leith, Edinburgh. More than 30 firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze, reported ...

Firefighter attacked with firework in Ballycastle

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  • November 2, 2011
The Fire and Rescue Service has called on young people to think about the consequences of their actions after a firefighter was attacked in County Antrim. A firework was thrown at the officer as his crew tackled a blaze in Ballycastle on Tuesday. He ...

London Fire Brigade 'live Twitterthon' on Bonfire Night

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  • November 2, 2011
London Fire Brigade (LFB) has said it will hold a live "Twitterthon" on Bonfire Night to alert people about the number of incidents. Bonfire Night on Saturday will mark the first time the event has fallen on a weekend since 2006. That year, fire crew...

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