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John Willmott School fire treated as 'arson'

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  • February 27, 2012
Three people have been arrested after a fire at a school in Sutton Coldfield. West Midlands Fire Service said 20 firefighters were called to John Willmott School in Redicapp Heath Road on Sunday night. Police said a 19-year-old woman, a 14-year-old b...

New training plan for Highlands and Islands firefighters

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  • February 27, 2012
All firefighters in the Highlands and Islands are to have training that meets national standards, according to the area's fire service. Concerns had been raised in an audit and by staff about the running of Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Servi...

Tilbury power station on fire

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  • February 27, 2012
A huge fire has broken out at a power station in Essex, with firefighters saying people at the site are missing. The "severe" blaze at Tilbury Power Station in the Thames estuary began just before 08:00 GMT and quickly engulfed the building in smoke....

Clyst St Mary barn fire kills 250 pigs

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  • February 27, 2012
About 250 pigs have died in a barn fire in east Devon. The sows and piglets were in a 20m by 15m (66ft by 49ft) single-storey barn on a farm at Clyst St Mary, near Exeter. Fire crews were called a about 04:00 GMT, but the barn had been so badly burne...

Man, 48, arrested over flat fire at high-rise block

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  • February 27, 2012
A 48-year-old man has been arrested following a fire at a high-rise block of flats in Nottingham in which a woman was rescued from the 14th floor. Fire crews were called to Bentinck Court, in Manvers Street, Sneinton, at about 18:00 GMT on Sunday. Th...

M4 crash: One cut free on M4 slip road at Cardiff West

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  • February 27, 2012
A man had to be cut free following a three vehicle crash which closed an exit slip road on the M4 before the morning rush hour. The collision happened at junction 33 eastbound for Cardiff West and the interchange was blocked. Traffic heading from the...

Fire on old fishing trawler at Conwy quay

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  • February 27, 2012
Firefighters have been dealing with a blaze on a wooden fishing boat in Conwy. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said three appliances were dealing with the incident on the 40ft (12m) vessel at about 17:30 GMT. The boat involved is believed to be a...

Cuts of £1.8m are planned for Wiltshire's fire service

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  • February 27, 2012
Concerns have been raised over £1.8m planned cuts to Wiltshire Fire and Rescue that have to made by 2014. A public consultation, which begins on 5 March, has proposed new contracts for retained firefighters and changing shift patterns for full-time ...

Three treated for carbon monoxide poisoning in Llanelli

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  • February 27, 2012
Three people have been treated for carbon monoxide poisoning at a property in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. One man was found unconscious outside the flat at Station Road just after 04:00 GMT on Sunday. Another man and a woman inside the property were l...

Call for Scotland's new single police force to be VAT exempt

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  • February 26, 2012
A Nationalist MSP has called for Scotland's new unified police service to be exempt from VAT. It comes amid fears that the taxman may hit the single force with a £22m annual bill. Under current legislation, police forces are exempt from the charge, ...

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