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Bird of prey rescued from mine shaft in Gloucestershire

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  • November 23, 2011
A bird of prey that was trapped down a disused mine shaft in the Forest of Dean has been rescued by firefighters. Rope rescue teams from Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service abseiled down the shaft at Brockhollands Wood in Bream to reach the buz...

Two fire brigades plan to share emergency call service

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  • November 23, 2011
Emergency fire calls in Staffordshire and the West Midlands could be dealt with by a shared control service. The counties currently have their own centres to handle 999 calls but a new agreement could mean they handled from a single centre in the r...

Jail for Edinburgh flat fire death killer David Nairne

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  • November 23, 2011
A 26-year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering a gay friend in Edinburgh. David Nairne, originally from Inverness, was told he must spend a minimum of 20 years in prison before being considered for parole. He carried out a ...

Man arrested over pub fire attack in Leicester

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  • November 23, 2011
A man has been arrested in connection with an assault which left two men with burn injuries. The attack happened at about 00:40 BST on 25 October at the Rainbow and Dove pub in Charles Street, Leicester. Russell Banks, 21, is still being treated at N...

Man arrested after 'suspicious' barn fire in Penrith

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  • November 23, 2011
A man has been arrested after more than £100,000 of damage was caused by a "suspicious" fire at a barn in Penrith. The incident happened at Gillhouse Farm, Dufton, on Saturday evening, causing extensive damage to the building and its contents. A...

Fire at Temple Newsam Home Farm kills 34 animals and birds

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  • November 23, 2011
A total of 34 animals and birds have died following a fire at a farm in West Yorkshire. The fire service was called at about 05:00 GMT on Wednesday as a fire was found at Temple Newsam's Home Farm. West Yorkshire Fire Service moved some creatures to ...

FBU disappointed at South Yorkshire fire cuts turn-out

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  • November 23, 2011
The Fire Brigades Union has said it was disappointed by the turn-out to the first public consultation over fire service cuts in South Yorkshire. In the meeting held on Tuesday evening five members of the public turned out to share their views on pr...

Calves rescued from Grimsargh barn fire

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  • November 23, 2011
Ten calves have been rescued from a fire at a farm in Lancashire. Firefighters were called to Elston Lane, Grimsargh, where a barn and a farmhouse had caught fire at about 02:00 GMT, a Lancashire Fire Service spokesperson said. Water had to be pump...

Highlands and Islands Fire Board strike group suggested

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  • November 23, 2011
A sub committee could help Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service prepare for possible industrial action by its staff, its chief has said. Chief fire officer Trevor Johnson has made the suggestion to the service's fire board. The committee w...

Patient hurt in explosion at Bath Royal United Hospital

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  • November 23, 2011
A hospital patient is being treated for burns after an explosion in an intensive care ward at Bath's Royal United Hospital (RUH). A statement from the hospital said an oxygen cylinder exploded and there was a "small fire in a single bay". Staff tra...

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