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Tantons Hotel fire firm admits safety breaches

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  • July 4, 2012
A firm which owns a Devon hotel which went up in flames has admitted four fire safety breaches. Three guests and one member of staff had to be rescued from the roof after the fire at Tantons Hotel in Bideford in May 2011. Barnstaple Magistrates Court...

Glasgow St Mark's school fire leads to asbestos scare

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  • July 4, 2012
A clean-up operation has been launched after asbestos fibres were found in the guttering of houses near a derelict school destroyed by fire. The former St Mark's Primary School, in Muiryfauld Drive, Shettleston, is being demolished following the deli...

Fire crews rescue man from River Usk in Newport

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  • July 4, 2012
A man has been taken to hospital after being rescued from the River Usk in Newport. The alarm was raised in Alderney Street, Crindau, at 14:15 BST, said South Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Crews from Malpas and Duffryn, and a specialist technical re...

Jersey gas facility fire leaves hundreds stranded overnight

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  • July 4, 2012
Hundreds of people will not be able to return to their homes overnight after a fire broke out at a gas facility in St Helier. Homes, schools and businesses were evacuated and roads sealed off after a back-up gas holder caught fire. Firefighters are t...

World record ladder climb attempt by Manx firemen

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  • July 4, 2012
Ten firefighters in the Isle of Man will attempt to set a new world record for climbing the furthest distance up a ladder in 24-hours. The current record is held by the professional firefighters of New Zealand who managed to climb 109.59km (68.1 mile...

Two arrested and bailed after Isle of Man arson attack

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  • July 4, 2012
Two people have been arrested and bailed after an arson attack in the centre of Douglas in the Isle of Man. Police said investigations are continuing into the incident which happened at 01:00 BST on 1 July. The fire, involving a white camper van, hap...

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