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Man arrested over Kent and Sussex hospital fires

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  • September 1, 2012
A 34-year-old man has been arrested by Kent Police in connection with a series of fires and thefts in Kent and Sussex. Three fires in Brighton on Sunday and Monday caused minimal damage, but cash was stolen from unattended tills. A blaze at Crawley H...

Orkney, Shetland and Highland fire units to end

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  • September 1, 2012
Three retained fire stations in the Northern Isles and a community response unit in the Highlands are to be discontinued. The stations on Foula and Outer Skerries in Shetland, Flotta in Orkney, and Boat of Garten's community unit have been deemed not...

Slough gets £200,000 to tackle shed homes

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  • September 1, 2012
A Berkshire council has been given more than £200,000 to tackle rogue landlords who house people in converted substandard outbuildings. Slough council estimates that 2-3,000 households have converted their sheds to house migrant workers. The council...

First new Police Authority and Fire Service chairmen appointed

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  • September 1, 2012
The first chairmen of the new Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the new Scottish Police Authority (SPA) have been announced. Pat Watters, former President of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla), will chair the the new Scottish Fir...

Fire alert closes part of the Palace of Westminster

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  • September 1, 2012
Part of the Palace of Westminster, home to the Houses of Parliament, was temporarily closed to the public on Friday following a fire alert. Contrary to earlier reports, there was no fire in the building - in which repair work is taking place. Palace ...

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