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'Amazing' Pippie beats the odds to return home

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  • October 8, 2012
A three-year-old girl who was never expected to survive sustaining burns to 80% of her body has beaten the odds to return home. Pippie Kruger's mother was told to expect the worst after an accident at home. However, after five cardiac arrests, and 45...

Dumfries and Galloway firefighter compensation rises

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  • October 8, 2012
An estimated compensation bill for part-time firefighters in Dumfries and Galloway has risen to £225,000. The awards are being made to retained staff following a legal ruling on their salary conditions. It follows a court challenge by the Fire Briga...

Mother jailed for starting Workington house blaze

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  • October 8, 2012
A mother who claimed two other women had set fire to her home has been jailed for six years after admitting starting the fire herself. Deborah Ann Donald, 34, of Wastwater Avenue, Workington, pleaded guilty to arson and being reckless as to whether l...

Honda recalls 50,000 cars over door switch fault

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  • October 8, 2012
Japanese car manufacturer Honda is to recall about a third of CR-V model cars made at its Swindon plant because of a potentially dangerous fault. A faulty seal on a master switch in the driver's door that controls the windows may cause liquid to seep...

Tanker road blast kills five in China's Hunan province

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  • October 8, 2012
A tanker carrying liquefied natural gas has exploded in central China, killing five people, including three firefighters. The blast happened on a major motorway in Hunan province on Saturday, and was so powerful the tanker was still burning the follo...

Man dies in Willenhall flats fire

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  • October 8, 2012
A man has been found dead after a fire in a West Midlands block of flats which led to up to 50 people being evacuated from their homes. West Midlands Police said emergency services were called to Southey Close, Willenhall, during the early hours. It ...

Bedhampton industrial unit fire sparks 999 calls

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  • October 8, 2012
Four lorries were damaged in a fire at an industrial unit in Hampshire. Control operators fielded more than 30 phone calls as smoke from the blaze in Larchwood Avenue, Bedhampton, moved across the A3(M) on Saturday night. Gas cylinders were reported ...

Fire at Perth block of flats treated as suspicious

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  • October 8, 2012
A fire in a common close in a block of flats in Perth is being treated as suspicious, Tayside Police have said. Emergency services were alerted to the fire in Firbank Road in the Letham area of the city at about 23:35 on Saturday. Fire crews discover...

Life-sized dolls worth £40K used in NHS emergency training

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  • October 8, 2012
Life-sized human dolls worth more than £40,000 have been used to train NHS staff in Staffordshire on how to evacuate a smoke filled hospital. The SimMan can blink, breathe and have its blood pressure and pulse measured. Operators used a computer to ...

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