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Clothing and containers worth £43,000 destroyed in Derry arson

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  • November 27, 2011
Clothing and containers worth £43,000 have been destroyed in an arson attack in Londonderry. Three containers of clothing worth £13,000 were found on fire at about 23:30 GMT at the business premises in Springtown Industrial Estate on Friday...

Derby Hippodrome theatre damaged in fire

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  • November 27, 2011
An investigation has begun into a fire which damaged a listed theatre in Derby. Crews from six stations were called to the fire at the Hippodrome in Green Lane at about 3:30 GMT. Fifteen people were evacuated from nearby homes. Due to concerns about ...

Couple and child rescued from fire at Dundee flat

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  • November 27, 2011
A couple and a child have been rescued from a fire at a block of flats in Dundee on Friday night. Tayside Fire and Rescue Service were called to the blaze at Finlaggan Crescent in the city at about 11:20. The service said three crews attended and res...

Emergency services to test crash response

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  • November 27, 2011
Police, fire and ambulance crews from Gloucestershire are to be tested with a mock exercise which will replicate a major motorway crash. Emergency staff will practise extracting people from crashes and treating their injuries afterwards. Jon Hall, fr...

Fforestfach tyre fire: Swansea council seeks £1.5m costs

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  • November 27, 2011
More than £1.5m has been requested from the Welsh government to help cover the costs of a tyre fire that burned for 21 days last summer. The fire at the former Mettoys plant in Fforestfach started on 16 June. Swansea council initially footed the...

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...

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