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Door row threatens Didcot Civic Hall

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  • November 25, 2011
A £1.3m newly-refurbished town hall in Oxfordshire may have to close to the public unless a problem with its doors is resolved. South Oxfordshire District Council said it cannot sign off Didcot Civic Hall's revamp unless six doors are altered. D...

Scottish Power engineers complete fire blackout repairs

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  • November 25, 2011
Engineers have completed repairs to the south of Glasgow electricity network after metal thieves caused a fire which left up to 50,000 homes without power. The blaze broke out in electrical piping in an underpass below the M8 motorway, near Renfrew, ...

Fire service trio in court over Warwickshire deaths

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  • November 25, 2011
Three fire service managers have appeared in court charged over the deaths of four firefighters who died in a warehouse blaze in 2007. Timothy Woodward and Paul Simmons and Adrian Ashley are charged with manslaughter by gross negligence. Warwickshire...

London Fire Brigade frees man stuck in child's car

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  • November 25, 2011
A man stuck in a child's toy car and 36 people trapped in handcuffs were among the call-outs to London firefighters last year, the brigade has revealed. They were among 417 incidents attended by fire crews involving people stuck in objects, machinery...

Woman killed in Western Isles loch crash

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  • November 25, 2011
A woman has been killed after her car left the road and ended up in a loch on Harris in the Western Isles. The incident happened at 16:00 on the A859 between Tarbert and Leverburgh. Emergency services removed the casualty from the vehicle, and she wa...

Darren Heaney jailed over Dumbarton flats fire raising

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  • November 25, 2011
A man who started a fire after being thrown out of a flat in Dumbarton for trying to steal deodorant has been jailed for four years. Darren Heaney, 25, admitted torching a pram and bin in the common close of flats in Merkins Avenue on 27 July. A man ...

Horse trainer Oliver Sherwood's Lambourn home destroyed by fire

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  • November 25, 2011
A top racehorse trainer's Berkshire home has been destroyed in a fire. Six fire engines were brought in to tackle the fire overnight at Oliver Sherwood's home in Lambourn. Mr Sherwood, his wife, Tarnya and 17-year-old daughter Sabrina, who were in th...

Two arrested over Swansea Fforestfach tyre fire

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  • November 25, 2011
Two people have been arrested in connection with a tyre fire that burned for three weeks on an industrial estate in Swansea during the summer. A man aged 64 and a woman, 58, were arrested in a joint operation by police and officers from Environment A...

Blaze hits disused printing factory in West Calder

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  • November 25, 2011
More than 30 firefighters have been involved in tackling a fire at a disused printing factory in West Lothian. The blaze broke out shortly before 02:00 in Young Street, West Calder. It has now been brought under control, but there are concerns that t...

Ascot house explosion couple remain in hospital

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  • November 25, 2011
A couple who were injured in a suspected gas explosion at their home in Berkshire remain in hospital. John and Sylvia Munro, both in their seventies, of Sutherland Chase in Ascot are being treated for burns. Mr Munro is described as being stable and ...

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