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DUP: Fire and Rescue Service stinks of corruption

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  • October 24, 2012
The Fire and Rescue Service stinks of corruption, a DUP MLA has claimed following revelations which emerged from whistle-blowing allegations. Stormont Health Committee member Gordon Dunne made the comment in the light of a report calling for major ch...

Driver dies when car leaves M40 near Warwick

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  • October 24, 2012
A driver has died when their car left a motorway and caught fire in the early hours in Warwickshire. Officers were called to the M40, near junction 15, where it was reported a vehicle had left the road and was on fire in a field. Firefighters and amb...

Neasden family fire deaths: 'Freezer failure' to blame

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  • October 24, 2012
A north London house fire that killed a woman and five children started when a freezer failed, a coroner has found. Muna Elmufatish, 41, her daughters Hanin Kua, 14, Basma, 13, Amal, nine, and sons Mustafa, five, and Yehya, two, died in the fire in N...

Bideford flats arsonist jailed for four years

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  • October 24, 2012
An arsonist who was found spraying himself with lighter fluid after setting fire to a building has been jailed for four years. Samuel Oates, 30, set fire to the building in South View Terrace, Bideford, which contained four flats. The fire, in Januar...

Alison Hume mineshaft death 'lessons learned' says Scots government

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  • October 24, 2012
Lessons have been learned from the death of a woman who fell down a mineshaft in Ayrshire, the Scottish Government has said. Alison Hume, 44, lay for six hours after health and safety rules delayed a rescue at Galston in 2008. A fatal accident inquir...

Huge flat fire set deliberately in Edinburgh

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  • October 24, 2012
A huge blaze that gutted a flat in Edinburgh was set deliberately, fire officials have confirmed. About 24 firefighters tackled the first floor flat fire after being called at about 09:30 to 3 McDowell Road. Neighbours said the woman living in the fl...

M1 reopens in South Yorkshire after waste spill

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  • October 24, 2012
The M1 in South Yorkshire has reopened after it was closed due to a waste spill. It was shut in both directions between junction 32 at Thurcroft and junction 33 at Catcliffe after a lorry spilled its load at about 10:30 BST. South Yorkshire Fire Serv...

Essex fire service dispute with FBU is resolved

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  • October 24, 2012
The "longest running" fire service dispute in British history has been resolved after Essex union members reached an agreement with managers. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) accepted a deal on terms and staffing with Essex Fire Service on Tuesday eveni...

Ledbury's horse-drawn fire pump to be restored

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  • October 24, 2012
A horse-drawn manually pumped fire engine from Herefordshire is to be restored and put on display at a national museum. The pump, which was built around 1835, is currently at Ledbury fire station. Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said t...

Man and woman rescued from fire in Peterhead

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  • October 24, 2012
A man and a woman have been rescued from a fire in a flat in Peterhead. Several people also had to be evacuated from the building, on North Street, just after 19:00 on Tuesday. The blaze started on the first floor, and those rescued were on the secon...

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