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Bus crashes into shop on Isle of Wight high street

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  • March 8, 2012
A bus has crashed into a high street shop on the Isle of Wight. The single decker bus ploughed into the empty shop in Newport High Street following a collision with a car just after 05:00 GMT. The fire service said the driver of the car had to be cut...

'Tough decisions' for Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue

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  • March 8, 2012
A move to a national Scottish fire service may mean tough decisions on the Highlands and Islands' brigade will not be taken, a new report has warned. The Accounts Commission said it had serious concerns about Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Ser...

Serial arsonist jailed for blazes in Cambridgeshire

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  • March 8, 2012
A serial arsonist who put the lives of his Cambridgeshire neighbours at risk has been jailed indefinitely for the public's protection. Jason Brammer, 36, of Tindall Close, Wisbech, started a string of blazes between 2002 and 2010, Cambridge Crown Cou...

Wheelie bin warning after Hull arson attacks

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  • March 8, 2012
Residents in Hull are urged to be vigilant when leaving out wheelie bins for collections after two homes were attacked by arsonists. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said the two house fires, in east Hull, were started deliberately in bins within a...

Fire services combine 999 calls

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  • March 8, 2012
Four fire services have been given £7.2m by the government to work together to handle 999 calls. Fire and rescue services in Humberside, Lincolnshire, Hertfordshire and Norfolk will link their control centres together. Each service will retain its c...

Kate Moss hoarding collapse on Oxford Street causes injuries

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  • March 8, 2012
Four people were taken to hospital after an advertising board featuring supermodel Kate Moss collapsed on London's busiest shopping street. The hoarding for fashion store Mango, on Oxford Street, fell at 16:15 GMT. Three women and a man went to hospi...

Brian Weaver named as Stoke-on-Trent retirement flat fire victim

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  • March 8, 2012
A 67-year-old man who died following a fire at his flat at a retirement village in Staffordshire has been named by police. Brian Weaver died in the fire at Berryhill Village in Arbourfield Drive, Stoke-on-Trent, which broke out at 22:00 GMT on Monday...

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