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Dial 999: 75 years of emergency phone calls

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  • June 30, 2012
When the 999 service was launched in London 75 years ago it was the world's first emergency phone number. What happened when it rang for the first time? On 30 June 1937, the capital's new emergency telephone line was unveiled. A notice in the Evening...

Shirley Towers inquest: Firefighters 'forgotten' in flat

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  • June 30, 2012
An inquest into the death of two Southampton firefighters has heard how they "seemed to have been forgotten about" after going in to tackle a fire. Jim Shears and Alan Bannon were overcome by excessive heat inside flat 72 of Shirley Towers on 6 April...

Leicestershire clean-up after storms

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  • June 30, 2012
A clean-up operation is under way after strong winds, rain and hailstorms caused disruption in Leicestershire. Buildings and roads were flooded, windows were smashed by giant hailstones and lightning damaged homes and businesses on Thursday afternoon...

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