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Cardiff-Newport rail lines reopen after chemical spill

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  • November 1, 2012
Train lines between Cardiff and Newport have reopened after services were stopped following a chemical incident near tracks at Rumney. British Transport Police said a gas container at the Wentloog Freightliner Depot overfilled with ethanol, and there...

County Durham fire fighters attacked by fireworks

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  • November 1, 2012
Fire crews were attacked with fireworks after being called out to extinguish an illegal bonfire in County Durham. County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service were called to the West End Villas area of Crook on Wednesday night to put out an i...

Two boys hurt in Salford firework explosion

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  • November 1, 2012
Two children were taken to hospital with severe burns after an industrial firework exploded in Salford. The 10 and 11-year-old boys suffered burns to their hands and face, a Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said. It is believed th...

Edwin Poots announces new investigation into fire service

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  • November 1, 2012
Health Minister Edwin Poots has announced another investigation into the Northern Ireland fire service after he received fresh allegations of potential fraud and theft. Two damning reports into irregularities at the service were published last month....

Man critical after Halloween costume catches fire

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  • November 1, 2012
A man in his 20s is in a critical condition in hospital after his Halloween costume caught fire at a nightclub in Galway city on Wednesday night. The man was taken to University College Hospital, Galway, with severe burns. Elsewhere, a 12-year-old bo...

A new emergency response plan for Guernsey's fuel depot is announced

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  • November 1, 2012
A new emergency plan for Guernsey's fuel storage site has been announced by the island's Home Department. The department said it had co-ordinated the response from the island's emergency services for any "worst case scenario" at the Bulwer Avenue sit...

Thames Valley fire services agree new calls merger

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  • November 1, 2012
A third fire service in the Thames Valley has agreed to merge 999 calls to a centralised control room. Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service is to join Berkshire and Oxfordshire fire services after originally planning to merge with Cambridgeshire. ...

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