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Murder inquiry after man's death in Blyth fire

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  • February 15, 2012
A murder inquiry is under way after a man's body was found in a burning flat in Northumberland. Police and firefighters were called to the property in Nordale House in Blyth on Tuesday morning where the body of a 40-year-old man was discovered. A pos...

Erdington flats evacuated after fire

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  • February 15, 2012
Residents have been led to safety after a fire at a block of flats in Birmingham. West Midlands Fire Service said they were called to the three-storey block in Chester Road, Erdington, at 19:22 GMT. A fire broke out in the basement and spread into th...

'Ridiculous' Llandudno fire station fire ladder removal plan

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  • February 15, 2012
A council has criticised "ridiculous" plans to remove an aerial ladder applicance (ALP) from Llandudno fire station. Conwy council's cabinet heard claims the rescue ladder was vital if there was an emergency in the many hotels in the town. The North ...

Dorset Fire Authority freezes council tax

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  • February 15, 2012
Dorset Fire Authority is to freeze the fire service element of the council tax after accepting a one-off grant. The government grant, estimated to be worth £535,000, means Band D households will continue to pay £60.39 to the authority for the year....

Wii candle warning as Ammanford boy burnt

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  • February 15, 2012
Firefighters have urged people not to use candles to power broken sensors on Wii consoles after an eight-year-old boy's clothing caught fire. The youngster from Ammanford in Carmarthenshire is in hospital with burns to his chest and arms. Mid and Wes...

Staffordshire's fire authority freezes council tax precept

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  • February 15, 2012
Staffordshire's fire authority has said it will not increase its portion of the council tax despite needing to make cuts of £4m by 2015. Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority said it would instead receive a government grant of 3...

John Webster fined for St Helens gas explosion

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  • February 15, 2012
The boss of a St Helens gas supply firm has been fined £22,500 after an explosion in which he and an employee suffered multiple burns. John Webster, director of North West Gases Ltd, had been removing the valve of a liquefied petroleum gas cylinder ...

Bedworth firefighters' 4x4 vehicle prompts safety concerns

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  • February 15, 2012
The introduction of a new 4x4 response vehicle designed to tackle fires in Warwickshire has prompted safety fears. The Small Fires Unit will be based in Bedworth and will support a project that is claimed to have reduced the number of deliberate smal...

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