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Staffordshire fire vehicle equipped for animal rescues

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  • April 28, 2012
A new all terrain vehicle to tackle woodland fires and animal rescues has come into service in Staffordshire. The vehicle carries 2000 litres of water, 100 litres of foam and can travel through water over a metre deep. It will be based at Cannock Com...

Workers' Memorial Day rally held in Manchester

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  • April 28, 2012
Bereaved families and union members have joined together to hold a rally marking Workers' Memorial Day. The event is held to remember those killed in the workplace and to promote workplace health and safety. Workers and family members marched from th...

Fire at Norfolk industrial unit investigated

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  • April 28, 2012
An investigation is under way after a fire broke out in industrial building in Norfolk. About 70 fire fighters were called to the blaze in Great Witchingham, near Reepham, at about 18:30 BST on Friday. Norfolk Fire Service crews brought it under cont...

Driver flown to Morriston Hospital after Ceredigion crash

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  • April 28, 2012
A man has been airlifted to hospital after being injured in a one-vehicle crash on the Ceredigion-Carmarthenshire border. The motorist had to be freed from his car by a crew from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue. They were called to an unclassified...

Residents receive treatment after house fire in Derry

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  • April 28, 2012
Three people have been treated for the effects of breathing in smoke after a house fire in Londonderry. The Fire Service said they are treating the blaze at the three storey property in Clarendon street in the city centre as arson. It happened just b...

Man treated after flat fire rescue in Jedburgh

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  • April 28, 2012
A man is being treated in hospital after a fire at a flat in Jedburgh. Fire crews were called to the blaze at the property in Market Place at about 17:30. They forced their way inside the third-floor flat and found a 35-year-old man unconscious. He w...

Pontefract 'blue light' and Normanton fire stations open

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  • April 28, 2012
Two fire stations and a £2m combined emergency services complex have officially opened in West Yorkshire. Fire, ambulance and police will share facilities at the Pontefract station in Stump Cross Lane. It replaces two stations at Pontefract and Knot...

Man charged over Friars Vennel fire in Dumfries

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  • April 28, 2012
A 27-year-old man has been remanded in custody on a charge of starting a blaze which damaged a Dumfries flat. Andrew Haigh, said to be of no fixed address, appeared at Dumfries Sheriff Court. He was on a petition alleging that he wilfully set fire to...

Southampton docks crane driver rescued from cab 150ft up

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  • April 28, 2012
A crane driver was trapped in his cab at Southampton docks for two-and-a-half hours after sustaining back injuries. The man in his 40s was treated by paramedics 45m (148ft) off the ground inside his dockside crane around 09:00 BST. Ambulance crews an...

Solihull arson: 17 attacks on driveways and gardens

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  • April 28, 2012
Arsonists have carried out 17 attacks on driveways and gardens in a West Midlands town, say police. Insp Darren Wilson said trees, mostly conifers, had been set alight and a car and car port had been damaged in the attacks in Solihull. He said "thank...

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