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Man rescued from 'arson' at flats in Londonderry

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  • September 23, 2012
A man has been rescued from a block of flats following a suspected arson attack in Londonderry. The fire broke out on the first floor of the property at Carlisle Road at about 18:00 BST on Saturday. A 29-year-old man escaped by jumping from a window....

Two people injured in Worthing house fire

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  • September 23, 2012
Two people were injured when a fire severely damaged a house in Worthing, West Sussex. West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called to the two-storey terraced property in Meredith Road at about 10.55 BST on Saturday. Firefighters using breathing sp...

Cwmbran fire: Carl Mills remanded in custody on murder charges

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  • September 23, 2012
A man has been remanded in custody charged with murdering three generations of the same family in a house fire in south Wales. Carl Anthony Mills, 28, of no fixed address, appeared at Caerphilly magistrates' court on Saturday. Kim Buckley, 46, daught...

Trapped Margate family of six rescued from fire by neighbours

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  • September 23, 2012
A family of six were rescued from a fire in their home in Kent by two neighbours who heard their screams. The mother and her five children became trapped on the first floor of their property when fire broke out in the kitchen in the early hours. Two ...

Fire crews tackle North Tyneside warehouse fire

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  • September 23, 2012
Fire crews are continuing to tackle a fire at a warehouse in North Tyneside. About 50 firefighters and 15 fire engines from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service are still at the blaze on New York Way industrial estate. The fire service was called to...

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...

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