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Essex firefighters walk out on 24-hour strike over cuts

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  • July 18, 2012
Members of the Fire Brigades Union in Essex have walked out for a third time in protest at planned cuts. Talks have begun aimed at resolving the dispute. The first eight-hour walkout in June was followed by an hour-long walkout earlier this month. Se...

Fire vandals in Hamilton cost firm more than £250,000

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  • July 18, 2012
A spate of deliberate fires at a building site in South Lanarkshire has cost a private firm more than £250,000, police have said. Three incidents of wilful fire-raising were reported from 9 to 15 July at the site in St Giles Way, Hamilton. The most ...

Probe into three-storey house fire in Edinburgh

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  • July 18, 2012
A investigation has been launched into an Edinburgh house blaze which took dozens of firefighters about five hours to extinguish. At least 45 firefighters tackled the blaze at North Bughtlin Gate after being called at 01:10. Lothian and Borders Fire ...

Joint Berkshire Oxfordshire fire HQ given go-ahead

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  • July 18, 2012
Plans for a new joint control centre for Berkshire and Oxfordshire's fire services have been approved. The combined operation, based at Calcot near Reading, will receive their 999 calls and mobilise fire engines. The move to a new purpose-built contr...

Essex fire service strike: Third walkout begins

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  • July 18, 2012
Fire crews in Essex have begun a 24-hour strike in the third of five planned walkouts in a row over cuts to the service. The action by members of the Fire Brigades Union started at 09:00 and will run until 09:00 BST on Thursday. Essex fire service sa...

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