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Derby family fire deaths: Police confirm arson

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  • May 14, 2012
A house fire in Derby which killed six children from the same family was started deliberately, police confirmed. Five children aged between five and 10 died in the early hours of Friday after the blaze at a property on Victory Road in the Allenton ar...

South Yorkshire firefighters offered 29% pay rise

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  • May 14, 2012
Firefighters in South Yorkshire are being offered a 29% pay increase, if they volunteer for a new shift system. The deputy chief fire officer for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said it would save about £10m by 2015. The fire service said th...

Isle of Whithorn caravan fire candle link investigated

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  • May 14, 2012
Fire investigators believe candles may have started a blaze which destroyed a caravan and car at a south of Scotland holiday village. The incident happened at Burrowhead Holiday Village, Isle of Whithorn, on Friday night. Firefighters have praised tw...

Fire service starts charges for non-emergency call-outs

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  • May 14, 2012
West Midlands Fire Service has started charging for call-outs to non-emergency incidents. Anyone requesting help with problems like animal rescues and lock outs will now be told they will have to cover the call-out and attendance costs. This is curre...

Suspected arson: Chris Lang exhibition in Essex hit by fire

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  • May 14, 2012
An exhibition in tribute to an Essex artist who died recently has been severely damaged following a suspected arson attack on Sunday. Several pieces of Chris Lang's artwork were destroyed by flames that spread from a van parked outside the CoExist Ga...

Vandals start fire inside Burpham church

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  • May 14, 2012
Hymn books and other items have been damaged in an arson attack inside a church in Surrey. Vandals broke into the Church of the Holy Spirit in Burpham in the early hours of Saturday, after smashing a window in the door of the church hall. The books w...

Cumbria Police considers cuts to inquiry desks

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  • May 14, 2012
Public inquiry desks run by Cumbria Police could be closed as part of a money saving review. The force operates 17 front-counter services around the county at a cost of £1m a year, but this could be reduced to five if proposals are accepted. Governm...

Alderney Airport seeks autonomy to help manage losses

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  • May 14, 2012
Representatives from Alderney Airport are planning to seek more autonomy over the running of the facility. Roy Burke, chief executive of the States of Alderney, said the airport's losses could be dealt with if the island took over its management. Ald...

Six tonnes of poultry destroyed in Poole fire

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  • May 14, 2012
Six tonnes of poultry have been destroyed when a fire engulfed a trailer in Dorset. Crews were called to reports of a fire involving a lorry and trailer just off Mannings Heath Road in Poole just after 04:30 BST. Firefighters extinguished the flames ...

Cars damaged in scrap yard fire in Bridgwater

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  • May 14, 2012
A blaze at a scrap yard storing more than 300 vehicles in Somerset is being investigated. Fire crews were called to the site near Taunton Road, Bridgwater, in the early hours. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said there was also...

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