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Fishermen rescued from liferafts after boat catches fire off Orkney

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  • April 11, 2012
Five fishermen have been rescued from liferafts after their boat caught fire about 50 miles from Orkney. A signal from a distress beacon on the Banff-registered fishing boat "Onward" was picked up at about 13:30. But it was not until the vessel was s...

Jamie Dack death: Four charged over bin fire murder

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  • April 11, 2012
Three men and a woman have been charged with the murder of a man found burned in an industrial bin in Southampton. The body of Jamie Dack, 22, was found on Sunday after fire crews were called to the Empress Road Industrial Estate. Ryan Ian Woodmansey...

Guildford flat fire death woman named as Edith Fuller

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  • April 11, 2012
A 45-year-old woman from south-west London has been named by police as the victim of a fire in Surrey last month. Edith Fuller, of Glenbuck Road in Surbiton, was found dead following a fire at a flat in Bedford House, Onslow Street, Guildford, on 19 ...

Kingholm Quay mud rescue operation saves woman and dog

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  • April 11, 2012
A woman and her dog have been rescued after getting stuck in mud at Kingholm Quay in Dumfries and Galloway. Emergency services were called to the incident a few miles south of Dumfries at about 11:30. The woman had become stuck up to her waist in the...

Twins rescued from locked bedroom by Jersey firefighters

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  • April 11, 2012
Jersey firefighters had to be called to rescue two-year-old twin boys who had accidentally locked themselves in their bedroom for an hour. Alfie and Dylan's parents Matthew and Amy Winpenny called the fire service after failing to free their sons fro...

Fire services in Northants and Warks to collaborate

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  • April 11, 2012
Plans for an alliance between Northamptonshire and Warwickshire fire services have been agreed in an attempt to save money. Northamptonshire County Council approved plans to share some resources, including training and control systems. Control centre...

Chirk metal thieves' fire at 33,000-volt electrical pole

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  • April 11, 2012
Thieves have set fire to a 33,000-volt electrical pole while trying to steal metal. They put their own lives and those of others at risk when they struck near Chirk, said North Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Fire crews were called to the incident on ...

Hampshire fire deaths rumours 'dismissed'

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  • April 11, 2012
Police have dismissed speculation on social media websites that the deaths of two men found in fires in Hampshire are linked. A man was killed in a car fire in Chilworth on Tuesday while Jamie Dack was found in an industrial bin fire in Southampton o...

Witton factory fire tackled by 40 firefighters

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  • April 11, 2012
Forty firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a two-storey factory in Birmingham. West Midlands Fire Service said they were called to Timet UK Ltd, Queensway, Witton, at 08:09 BST. Nine fire appliances were sent to the scene along with the brigade...

Clacton house collapse: Fund set up for homeless families

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  • April 11, 2012
An appeal has been set up to help families made homeless after a house collapsed following a suspected gas explosion in Essex. The building in Wellesley Road, Clacton, which had been converted into flats, was destroyed on 2 April. Six people were res...

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