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'Up to 50 dead' in Guinea lorry crash

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  • March 5, 2012
Reports say up to 50 people have died and at least 20 injured after a road crash in eastern Guinea. "A lorry... was the cause of this serious accident which has plunged numerous families into mourning," government minister Alhassane Conde said in a s...

Public consulted over fire service plans in Wiltshire

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  • March 5, 2012
The public are being consulted over plans on the future running of Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. Chief Fire Officer Simon Routh-Jones said the service faced a period of "real change" to meet government demand and the public's expectation. Among ...

Alarm 'saves lives of Southampton family in house fire'

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  • March 5, 2012
The lives of a family of three were saved by a smoke alarm which activated during a blaze at a house in Southampton, the fire service has said. The fire broke out at a house in Rampart Road, Bitterne Manor, at 02:55 GMT while the family was asleep. T...

Fire at Lea Manor Hotel in Shropshire

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  • March 5, 2012
A second fire in just over a year has has ripped through a derelict hotel in Shropshire. Six fire engines were sent to the former Lea Manor Hotel site on Holyhead Road near Albrighton. Crews were called at about 05:25 GMT on Monday and the fire was b...

Firefighters tackle blaze at former hotel in Powmill

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  • March 5, 2012
More than 20 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a hotel building in Perthshire. The Gartwhinzean Hotel at Powmill was said to be well alight. Crews were called to the scene at about 04:58. Tayside Fire and Rescue said there were no reports of...

Kiosk fire at Singleton Park, Swansea, 'is suspicious'

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  • March 5, 2012
Police say they are treating a fire which destroyed a food and drinks kiosk at Singleton Park in Swansea as suspicious. The building next to the Swiss Cottage was burnt down in the blaze, which started shortly before 03:00 GMT. Fire crews used jets a...

Kidlington police station to move to fire service HQ

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  • March 5, 2012
Oxfordshire firefighters and police officers could share premises to help cut costs. Thames Valley Police wants to test a scheme in Kidlington where police could use the fire service headquarters. Ch Supt Tim De Meyer said: "We want to take advantage...

'Short-circuit' caused Congo's deadly arms depot blasts

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  • March 5, 2012
Huge explosions at an arms depot, which killed at least 146 people in Congo's capital, Brazzaville, were caused by a short-circuit that led to a fire, government officials say. They say some 1,500 people were hurt. A BBC reporter in the city says res...

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