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Lincolnshire flood rescue teams to be expanded

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  • March 28, 2012
An expanded flood rescue system has been unveiled by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service. A £250,000 grant has led to the number of specialist response teams, equipped with boats, being expanded from one to 10, a total of 60 personnel. Crews are al...

Emergency exercise to be held in Aberdeen city centre

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  • March 28, 2012
The biggest emergency response exercise ever seen in the north east of Scotland is to be held in Aberdeen city centre. The Bon Accord exercise will see 12 fire engines, including a ladder platform, two support units and a command unit take part. More...

Three men hospitalised after Teesside car fire

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  • March 28, 2012
Three men have been taken to hospital after their car hit a road sign and caught fire on Teesside. The incident happened at about 04:00 BST at the junction of Concorde Way and 1825 Way in Stockton. Police said the blue Vauxhall Vectra mounted a kerb,...

Cars in Telford set on fire in suspected arson attacks

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  • March 28, 2012
A number of cars have been targeted in suspected arson attacks in Telford. Up to seven vehicles were set alight in the Leegomery area, the fire service said. Crews were initially alerted to a fire in Leegate Avenue at 01:52 BST. Three crews dealt wit...

Swinley Forest fire crews in new wildfire warning

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  • March 28, 2012
Berkshire firefighters who tackled the Swinley Forest blaze a year ago have warned of a rising risk of wildfires. Warmer temperatures and the recent dry spell has heightened fears of a repeat of the fire which destroyed thousands of trees over three ...

Man's body found after Aberdeen house fire

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  • March 28, 2012
A man has died following a house fire in Aberdeen. More than 20 firefighters - some using breathing apparatus - were involved in tackling the blaze at Fonthill Avenue. The blaze broke out shortly before 22:00 on Tuesday, Grampian Fire and Rescue said...

Scottish parliament call for tougher parking controls

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  • March 28, 2012
The Scottish parliament has been asked to back tougher measures to tackle irresponsible parking. A members' bill has been drawn up targeting parking on pavements, double parking and parking alongside kerbs which have been lowered for wheelchair users...

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