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Man arrested over Derby fire deaths released without charge

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  • September 7, 2012
A 45-year-old man questioned by police in connection with a fire in Derby that killed six siblings has been released without charge. Jade Philpott, 10, and brothers John, nine, Jack, eight, Jessie, six and Jayden, five, died in the blaze in May and D...

Hackney hostel fire: Second man dies

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  • September 7, 2012
A second Polish man has died following a fire at a disused Salvation Army hostel in Hackney, east London. Lukas Gorkowski, 31, died on Friday morning in hospital, where he had been in a critical condition with burns and injuries since the fire on 4 A...

River Severn rescue slipway in Tewkesbury handed over

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  • September 7, 2012
A slipway giving rescue crews access to the River Severn in Tewkesbury has been handed over to the emergency services. The controversial slipway, which was the subject of a public inquiry because of its position on a village green, has taken five wee...

Northern Ireland Fire Service to test use of drones

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  • September 7, 2012
The Fire and Rescue Service is to test the potential use of unmanned drones during large scale incidents such as flooding and gorse fires. An experiment will take place at Portrush Air Show this weekend. A formal agreement already exists between the ...

Ten injured after lorry overturns on A872 in Stirling

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  • September 7, 2012
Ten people have been injured in a crash involving a lorry and a people carrier in Stirling. Police said the large goods vehicle overturned on the A872 Glasgow Road close to the junction with the Pirnhall Roundabout at about 15:30. Five people suffere...

West Yorkshire fire service cuts consultation starts

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  • September 7, 2012
Plans to cut 200 firefighter posts, close fire stations and reduce the number of engines in West Yorkshire are to go out to public consultation. The county's fire service, which says it is likely to face budget cuts until 2020, claims the changes wil...

Person arrested after house fire in Beech Drive, Mold

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  • September 7, 2012
A person has been arrested after a suspicious fire at a house in Flintshire. The alarm was raised at Beech Drive, Mold, on Friday shortly before 03:00 BST, and there were no reports of injuries. The fire affected the front the door of the property, t...

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