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Firefighters honoured over Nottingham house explosion

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  • March 23, 2012
Four firefighters have been awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal for risking their lives to save a man and woman in a house explosion. Sandra Shaw and her partner Alex Kirk both lost limbs and their eyesight in the gas explosion in Nottingham. Firefig...

Dorset man to be given medal for rescuing children from fire

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  • March 23, 2012
A Dorset man is to be awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal after rescuing five children, including a 16-month-old baby, from a burning building. On 3 January 2010 Matthew Robinson realised his neighbour's house in West Street in Abbotsbury had smoke b...

M1 in Nottinghamshire reopens after chemical fire

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  • March 23, 2012
A section of the M1 in Nottinghamshire has reopened after being closed because of chemical fumes from a nearby fire. The motorway was closed between junctions 26 and 28 amid concerns that visibility could be affected. The fumes were produced by a fir...

Crews tackle four mile long moorland fire at Baitings Moor

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  • March 23, 2012
Fire crews have been tackling a blaze on a four mile (6.4 km) stretch of Pennine moorland. The West Yorkshire Fire Service was alerted to the fire at Baitings Moor, Soyland, near Ripponden at 13:46 GMT on Friday. A spokesperson for the service said 1...

Woman injured as car hits Battersea house

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  • March 23, 2012
A 43-year-old woman had to be freed by firefighters after the car she was driving ploughed into a terraced house in south-west London. The large blue vehicle smashed through the front wall of the period property in Cambridge Road, Battersea, at about...

Cannabis factory in Northamptonshire home 'posed fire risk'

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  • March 23, 2012
A large cannabis factory found at a house in Northamptonshire posed a serious fire risk to the public, police have said. Police raided the building in Portland Place, Northampton, on Thursday. More than 500 plants were seized with a street value of m...

'Fire hazard' tyres removed from site at Newport

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  • March 23, 2012
Almost 5,300 tyres have been removed from an illegal site in Newport because they had become a fire hazard, says Environment Agency Wales (EAW). Contractors took nearly two days to clear the site, and the agency said it intended to recover its costs ...

Hawick Scotbet bookmakers shut in chemical incident

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  • March 23, 2012
A bookmakers in the Borders has been sealed off after a suspected chemical incident. Emergency services attended at the Scotbet premises in Silver Street, Hawick, shortly after 10:00. One man, who was suffering from the effect of fumes coming from th...

South Yorkshire fire crews campaign to end station cuts

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  • March 23, 2012
Firefighters in South Yorkshire have launched a national campaign to prevent cuts to the service. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has said four fire stations across the county should close in an effort to save £10m. Under the plans, it aims ...

Six hurt in A85 head-on collision near Perth

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  • March 23, 2012
A car burst into flames after a head-on crash involving six people in Perthshire, police have said. The cars collided on the A85 near Perth at about 21:40 on Thursday. Five teenagers - two males and three females - were in a Peugeot 106 which collide...

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