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Evacuation at Edinburgh city centre fire

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  • July 19, 2012
Buildings in an Edinburgh city centre street have been evacuated as fire crews deal with a blaze at the Thomas Cook building in Hanover Street. The alarm was raised at about 15:00 and about 30 firefighters are still tackling "pockets of fire" at the ...

Woman dies following house fire in Newcastle, County Down

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  • July 19, 2012
A woman in her 60s has died following a house fire in County Down. Firefighters were called to the property at Merrion Avenue in Newcastle at about 09:20 BST on Thursday. Four appliances were sent to tackle the blaze, and firefighters wearing breathi...

Londonderry businessman condemns arson attack

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  • July 19, 2012
A Londonderry businessman said his elderly parents could have been killed after a van was set on fire outside their front door. Two pizza delivery vans owned by Paolo's Pizzas were targeted at Lisfannon Park and in Meenan Square in the Bogside at abo...

Manx Office of Fair Trading issues mattress warning

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  • July 19, 2012
Manx residents have been warned not to risk buying a "potential death trap" after mattresses seized by enforcement officers failed safety tests. The Isle of Man Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is concerned that "memory foam" mattresses sold through clas...

Coping with tragedy: 100 years of Mines Rescue Service

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  • July 19, 2012
In an office of the Mines Rescue Service base in Rhondda there is a book that logs every incident the team has been called to in the last 100 years. Signed by King George V and Queen Mary, who opened the station in Dinas in 1912, one of its first ent...

Woman charged over Workington house fire

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  • July 19, 2012
A woman has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life following a fire at a house in Cumbria. Emergency crews were called to the semi-detached property in Wastwater Avenue, Workington, early on Tuesday. No-one was seriously hurt. Deborah A...

Dog owner rescued from ledge 60ft down Fife ravine

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  • July 19, 2012
A dog walker has been rescued after spending nine hours stuck on a ledge 60ft down a ravine in Fife. The woman, 58, slipped in wet, muddy conditions on Wednesday as she chased her dog which had run off ahead of her. She fell down the ravine in Cambo,...

Essex firefighters to strike during Olympic biking event

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  • July 19, 2012
A fresh wave of strikes announced by Essex firefighters include a walkout during the London 2012 mountain biking event being staged in the county. The announcement was made before members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) ended their third walkout at ...

Two more arrested after Derby fatal house fire

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  • July 19, 2012
A 34-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman from Derby have been arrested in connection with a fatal house fire. Six children from the same family died following the fire on 11 May on Victory Road in Derby. Derbyshire Police said: "These latest arrests...

Mines Rescue Service future 'under threat'

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  • July 19, 2012
The future of mines rescue services in Wales could be under threat because it is struggling for funds, it is claimed. The Mines Rescue Service in Rhondda says it receives a small percentage of its income from mines and has to run training courses to ...

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