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Leicester garage fire causes homes to be evacuated

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  • May 9, 2012
Roads remain closed and fire crews are at the site of a fire at a garage in Leicester. Firefighters were called to the garage on Doncaster Road in the Belgrave area of the city at about 22:10 BST on Tuesday. Nearby homes had to be evacuated due to th...

Philippines department store fire leaves 17 dead

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  • May 9, 2012
A fire has swept through a department store in the southern Philippines, killing 17 people. The blaze broke out early on Wednesday at the three-storey shop in Butuan on the southern island of Mindanao. The victims were said to be female employees who...

Man rescued from Oblivion ride at Alton Towers

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  • May 9, 2012
The Oblivion ride at Alton Towers had to be closed after a man entered a prohibited area and needed rescuing. A spokesperson for the Staffordshire theme park said a young man managed to get into the ride's tunnel at about 14:20 BST. The ride was stop...

Fire service merger for Cambridgeshire and Suffolk considered

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  • May 9, 2012
A proposal for a full merger of Cambridgeshire and Suffolk's fire services is being considered. It is one of two options going before the two fire authorities - the other being more collaboration as happens with the existing shared control room. The ...

Car and lorry catch fire on A38(M) in Birmingham

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  • May 9, 2012
Part of the A38(M) Aston Expressway in Birmingham has had to be repaired after a car and a heavy goods vehicle caught fire following a crash. The accident happened on the southbound carriageway close to Dartmouth Circus at about 14:00 BST. The ambula...

Could a single fire service in Scotland cost lives?

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  • May 9, 2012
In less than a year Scotland's eight fire services will become one. The move to a single fire and rescue organisation is the biggest shake-up in nearly 30 years. The change is being driven by the need to save money. Can costs be cut without putting l...

Castle Douglas ABC Travel depot fire reward offered

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  • May 9, 2012
A five-figure cash reward has been offered to help catch whoever set light to a coach and lorry at a bus depot in Dumfries and Galloway. The cost of the incident on 23 March at Clarebrand near Castle Douglas has been estimated at more than £150,000....

Police appeal over 'deliberate' fires in Stirling

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  • May 9, 2012
Police in Stirling have appealed for information about three suspicious fires in the city over the weekend. Wheelie bins behind Papa Joe's restaurant were set on fire at about 01:55 on Sunday. A skip in Dalmorglen Park was set alight at about 02:20. ...

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