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Bromsgrove arson attack: CCTV released

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  • November 7, 2011
CCTV images of five young men police would like to speak to in connection with an arson attack in Worcestershire have been released. The fire happened in Old Station Road, in Bromsgrove, on 3 November. A woman had placed a couple of charity bags and ...

Man dies after suffering severe burns on bonfire night

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  • November 7, 2011
A man has died after suffering severe burns while trying to light a fire on bonfire night. The man, thought to be in his 70s, suffered fatal injuries at a private event at a property in Ashley Green, Buckinghamshire. Paramedics said the man suffered ...

Stranraer pensioner saved from flat blaze

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  • November 7, 2011
The fire service has paid tribute to the quick actions of a police officer who rescued a Stranraer pensioner from his burning flat on Sunday night. Two fire engines were sent to the scene in Foundry Lane at about 21:20. They were met by police office...

Firefighters in South Yorkshire refuse to use equipment

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  • November 7, 2011
Firefighters in South Yorkshire are refusing to use equipment on a fleet of new fire engines because of "continuing safety issues". The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said it would not use the rescue platform on four vehicles and is calling for a full inv...

Rebecca Reasbeck: Care home blaze accusation 'sick'

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  • November 7, 2011
A care home worker said it was "sick" to suggest she had killed an elderly resident by setting her room alight, a court has heard. Rebecca Reasbeck, now 20, told police she would never have harmed 85-year-old dementia sufferer Irene Herring. Mrs Herr...

Worcester River Severn rescue follows training exercise

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  • November 7, 2011
A man has been rescued from the River Severn in Worcester just hours after fire crews had taken part in a training exercise. Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service was called to the incident at about 21:00 GMT on Sunday after reports of a man...

Bus crash in Hurghada, Egypt, kills Hungarian tourists

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  • November 7, 2011
Eleven Hungarian tourists have been killed after their bus overturned in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada, officials say. The driver is believed to have lost control as he drove at high speed along a ring road leading to Hurghada's airport, th...

Jersey's Fire Service called to two out of control bonfires

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  • November 7, 2011
Jersey's Fire and Rescue Service was called out to two out of control bonfires on Saturday night. Just after midnight they had a call to say the bonfire at the Farm House was burning out of control in strong winds. And less than an hour later they we...

Lauder cattle rescued from burning barn

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  • November 7, 2011
About 40 cows and calves have been rescued by firefighters after a barn caught fire in the Scottish Borders. Emergency services were called out to the incident at about 20:30 on Friday at Old Boon Farm near Lauder. A total of 30 firefighters tackled ...

Man dies following fire in Strichen house

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  • November 7, 2011
A man has died after a fire broke out at a house in an Aberdeenshire town, police have said. The blaze - in Strichen's Church View - was reported to the emergency services at about 07:10. A Grampian Police spokesperson said the sole male occupant of ...

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