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Cheshire firefighters face job cuts over £5m savings

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  • September 22, 2012
Plans to cut the number of firefighters in Cheshire have been revealed as the fire service tries to deal with a £5m cut to its budget. Proposals outlined by Cheshire Fire Authority include reducing the number of full-time firefighters it employs and...

Cwmbran fire: Carl Mills charged with murder

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  • September 22, 2012
A man has been charged with three counts of murder following a fire that killed three generations of the same family at a house in south Wales. Kim Buckley, 46, daughter Kayleigh, 17, and six-month-old granddaughter Kimberley died in the fire at Cwmb...

Life-sized dolls worth £40,000 used to train NHS staff

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  • September 22, 2012
Life-sized human dolls worth more than £40,000 are to be used for the first time in an emergency drill in Staffordshire. The SimMan can blink, breathe and have its blood pressure and pulse measured. An operator can use a computer to make it to respo...

London Fire Brigade warns of 800 job losses for savings target

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  • September 22, 2012
London Fire Brigade (LFB) is considering cutting hundreds of firefighter posts as it seeks to save more than £65 million from its budget. It has produced various plans, one of which would see a quarter of the capital's fire stations closing and 800 ...

Details released of proposed fire service cutbacks

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  • September 22, 2012
London Fire Brigade is facing massive cuts as it works out how to save over £65 million from its budget. It has produced various plans, one of which would see a quarter of the capital's fire stations closing and 800 firefighters losing their jobs. P...

Ballymena JTI cigarette factory blaze tackled

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  • September 22, 2012
Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a cigarette factory in Ballymena. The fire at the JTI plant, formerly known as Gallahers, was reported at 21:20 BST on Friday. Gallaher was founded in 1857 and has been owned by Japan Tobacco since 2007. Rea...

Fire extingusher explodes in bin lorry in south Belfast

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  • September 22, 2012
A discarded fire extinguisher is thought to have caused a small explosion in a bin lorry in the Holyland area of south Belfast. Two bin men were treated in hospital for ringing in their ears following the incident at Carmel Street on Friday afternoon...

Real Crisps factory fire: Man charged with arson

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  • September 22, 2012
A 30-year-old man has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life following a fire which destroyed a south Wales crisp factory. More than 50 firefighters tackled the blaze at the Real Crisps plant on the Penyfan industrial estate, Crumlin, o...

Cardiff Metropolitan University evacuated in gas incident

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  • September 22, 2012
A university block was evacuated after a chemical incident in which staff complained of chest and throat irritation. South Wales Fire Service said it was called to a suspected release of gas at Cardiff Metropolitan University's Llandaff campus just b...

St Chad's Cathedral Birmingham: Man rescued after fall

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  • September 22, 2012
A man has been rescued after falling between two buildings at Birmingham's St Chad's Cathedral, the fire service have said. West Midlands Fire Service said they were called to the cathedral by police just after 12:30 BST. A spokesman said a man had f...

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