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'Beds in sheds' targeted by national task force

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  • April 30, 2012
The government is setting up a task force to tackle "beds in sheds" by acting against criminal landlords and removing illegal immigrants. Housing Minister Grant Shapps and Immigration Minister Damian Green will discuss the problem later with police, ...

Police officer seriously hurt in Odiham as tree falls on van

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  • April 29, 2012
A police officer was seriously injured when a tree fell on the van he was driving in Hampshire. Fire crews had to cut the special constable free from the British Transport Police van in Odiham. A tree surgeon was also called in to deal with the tree ...

Sheffield Ski village is destroyed in fire

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  • April 29, 2012
A fire, which broke out in the early hours of Sunday, has destroyed the Ski Village building in Sheffield. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were called to the centre, off Vale Road, just before 01:00 BST. Five fire engines and 25 firefighters attended...

Fire crews in training exercises in Greater Manchester

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  • April 29, 2012
Firefighters have been taking part in a large-scale training exercise in Greater Manchester. Up to 30 crews were called to deal with two mock blazes, started simultaneously in disused buildings. One was in a high-rise block of flats in Salford and th...

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...

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