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Stanton-by-Dale fire: recycling plant firm evicted

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  • October 17, 2012
A Derbyshire recycling firm has been evicted following a fire which has been burning for more than a month. About 8,000 tonnes of wood and waste have been ablaze at a plant in Stanton-by-Dale since 15 September. The cause of the fire is not yet known...

Seventeen London fire stations earmarked to close

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  • October 17, 2012
Seventeen fire stations in London have been earmarked for closure, in a move which would see the loss of more than 600 jobs. A list of the threatened stations was shown to the BBC, although Mayor Boris Johnson said no list had been drawn up. The Fire...

North Warwickshire social deprivation linked to arson

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  • October 17, 2012
High levels of social deprivation are being linked to a large number of arson attacks in two areas of Warwickshire, according to the county's fire service. In a report to the county council, it says 657 deliberate fires were started in Nuneaton and B...

Hampshire thatched house wrecked by fire

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  • October 17, 2012
More than 40 firefighters spent five hours tackling a fire at a thatched house in Hampshire. Crews were called to the two-storey property in Romsey Road, Cadnam, on Tuesday evening. About half of the roof was destroyed by the blaze. The first floor w...

London firefighters asked to consider redundancy

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  • October 17, 2012
Firefighters have been asked to consider accepting redundancy as part of efforts by the London Fire Brigade to save £65m over the next two years. Civilian staff at the brigade have also received letters with the additional offer of £10,000 if they ...

Suffolk Fire Service full-time posts cut in Felixstowe

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  • October 17, 2012
The number of full-time firefighters is being cut in a Suffolk town for the second year. Suffolk County Council has voted to reduce the number of full-time posts in Felixstowe from eight to four, following a cut from 12 a year ago. The Conservative-r...

Woodland Holiday Park chlorine gas overcomes worker

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  • October 17, 2012
A Norfolk holiday park contractor has been taken to hospital after inhaling chlorine gas at a swimming pool. It happened at Woodland Holiday Park in Trimingham on Tuesday morning, the East of England Ambulance Service said. The man, in his 60s, was a...

Fire Service: management must embrace change, says Poots

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  • October 17, 2012
Management at the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service must embrace change at all levels, Health Minister Edwin Poots has said. Mr Poots, addressing MLAs following three investigations into NIFRS, said change needed to be led "from the top". The ...

Hereford firefighters 'at risk' as hoses disconnected

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  • October 17, 2012
Firefighters could have been put "at risk" when their hoses were disconnected twice as they fought a blaze in Hereford, it has been claimed. Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said a hydrant was disconnected by "members of the public". A ...

Firefighters' ladder climbing world record confirmed

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  • October 17, 2012
Ten Isle of Man firefighters have set a new world record for climbing the greatest distance up a ladder in 24 hours, it has been confirmed. Their world record stands at 114.17km (11,417 climbs), which is 4.58km higher than the previous record set by ...

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