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Essex council offices reopen after 'chemical scare'

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  • July 23, 2012
A council office complex twice evacuated because of suspected chemical leaks has partially reopened. Fire crews were sent to Essex House in Colchester after staff complained of dizziness and sickness on 9 July. It was the second chemical scare in les...

Fire at Leicester's former Donisthorpe and Co factory

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  • July 23, 2012
A former factory which is one of the oldest in Leicester has been severely damaged in a fire. The former Donisthorpe and Co building in the Bath Lane area, became increasingly run down after a planned development stalled. Several members of public ra...

Man charged with arson in Strabane

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  • July 23, 2012
A 20-year-old man has been charged with arson and intent to endanger life. The charges relate to a fire in Springhill Park in Strabane on Saturday. The man is due to appear at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday. A mother, her 10-year-old son and...

Essex firefighters cancel Olympic biking event strikes

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  • July 23, 2012
Two strike dates coinciding with the London 2012 mountain biking event have been called off by Essex firefighters. Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) announced new dates for industrial action last week. The union had planned action on 11 and 12...

One person cut free after crash on A494 in Denbighshire

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  • July 23, 2012
Firefighters have cut one person free from the wreckage of a crash between a 4x4 vehicle and an articulated lorry in Denbighshire. The collision happened on the A494 near Clawdd-newydd, Ruthin, at 06:40 BST. Fire crews from Ruthin and Corwen were sen...

A48 SDR in Newport closed after tanker overturns

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  • July 23, 2012
A lorry carrying waste oil has overturned on the A48 Southern Distributor Road in Newport. South Wales Fire Service sent 14 appliances to the scene just before 07:50 BST on Monday after first reports suggested the vehicle was on fire. The Environment...

CCTV image of Manchester Midland Hotel arson suspect

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  • July 23, 2012
Police have released CCTV footage of a man wanted in connection with a suspected arson attack at a Manchester hotel. Emergency services were called to the Midland Hotel, Peter Street, at 13:10 BST on Saturday, after a cleaner's trolley was set alight...

Fire at Holyhead Road factory in Handsworth

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  • July 23, 2012
More than 40 firefighters have tackled a blaze at a disused factory in Birmingham. The fire on Holyhead Road, Handsworth, started just before 05:00 BST, West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service said. The A41 Birmingham Road had to be closed earlier betw...

Firefighters rescue woman who fell down hole at Mains of Taymouth

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  • July 23, 2012
Firefighters have rescued a woman who fell down a 16ft (5m) deep hole on a country estate in Perthshire. The 28-year-old woman, who works at Mains of Taymouth, stumbled into the hole as she took a shortcut across ground at the rear of the caravan par...

Ten evacuated after fire in Hillside Terrace, Wattstown

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  • July 23, 2012
Ten people from four properties had to be led to safety after a fire spread through a Rhondda terrace overnight. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said people were helped from the two-storey properties in Hillside Terrace, Wattstown, at 23:30 BST o...

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