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Poland suffers deadly train crash near Szczekociny

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  • March 4, 2012
Two trains have collided in southern Poland, leaving 16 people dead and 58 hurt, local officials say. The accident occurred on Saturday evening on the Warsaw-Krakow mainline at the small town of Szczekociny, according to Polish TV. Two express trains...

Fire destroys Pontefract car showroom Motorzone

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  • March 4, 2012
A family car business in West Yorkshire has been destroyed by fire. The blaze at Motorzone car showroom in Pontefract started at about 22:21 GMT on Saturday. Up to 70 firefighters from across the region were at the scene including crews from Wakefiel...

Berkshire and Oxfordshire fire control funds secured

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  • March 4, 2012
Berkshire and Oxfordshire's fire services have been granted £3.6m in funding to create a single joint control facility. The two fire and rescue services submitted a joint bid for the government money in November 2011. The location and staffing of th...

Isle of Wight fire control centre moved to Surrey

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  • March 4, 2012
Emergency calls to the Isle of Wight's fire brigade have been handed over to a control room in Surrey. Fire service control centres for Surrey and the island were merged on Saturday and both brigades are being run from a single centre in Reigate. Thr...

Durham and Darlington fire control system wins funding

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  • March 4, 2012
Plans to switch a fire service headquarters have moved a step closer after a cash boost. County Durham and Darlington Fire Authority has won £1.8m of government money for a control system. The service has asked the government if it can take over a c...

Left laundry causes house blaze in Poole

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  • March 4, 2012
A house in Dorset has been wrecked by fire after laundry was left on a gas cooker hob. Firefighters had to use breathing apparatus to get into the building in Bindon Close, Poole, after the alarm was raised on Saturday evening. No one was hurt in the...

Brazzaville munitions dump blasts 'kill scores'

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  • March 4, 2012
At least 200 people are reported to have been killed following huge explosions at an arms dump in Congo's capital Brazzaville. The force of the blasts was felt several miles away in the city of Kinshasa, across the border in the Democratic Republic o...

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