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Willenhall fire death: Police given more time to quiz man

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  • October 9, 2012
Police have been granted a further 36 hours to question a 20-year-old man arrested after a man died in a fire at a block of flats in Willenhall. The man was arrested on suspicion of committing arson with intent to endanger life following the fire in ...

More retained firefighters wanted in Staffordshire

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  • October 9, 2012
The number of retained firefighters in Staffordshire is too low despite the figure rising to over 500, the county's fire service has said. There are 501 retained firefighters in the region, compared to 432 in July 2009, and they currently work alongs...

Speed camera fire: Anthony Luty and Ashley Rowland jailed

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  • October 9, 2012
Two men have been jailed after setting fire to a speed camera in Lincolnshire to try to avoid prosecution. Anthony Luty, 28, from Barnborough, Doncaster, was caught doing 49mph in his HGV on the A631 at Hemswell Cliff in October 2011. Luty then asked...

Man, 45, dies in Sedgefield flat fire

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  • October 9, 2012
A man has died in a flat fire in Sedgefield, near Newton Aycliffe. Crews were alerted to a fire in a flat in Wellgarth Mews, Sedgefield at 01:45 BST. Three fire engines were sent and firefighters had to force their way into the flat, where they found...

Elderly woman dies after Maidstone fire

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  • October 9, 2012
An 81-year-old woman has died following a fire at a house in Maidstone, Kent Police have said. Firefighters found her unconscious in a first-floor bedroom in Langdale Rise after the blaze broke out in an airing cupboard at around 17:55 BST on Monday....

Oxfordshire rescuers saved by firefighters

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  • October 9, 2012
Five passers-by pulled a 75-year-old man from an Oxfordshire river but then got stuck on a mudbank and had to be rescued themselves. Firefighters set up an inflatable path at Port Meadow next to the River Thames in Wolvercote on Sunday. The elderly m...

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