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Man dies in Brighton empty building fire

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  • November 28, 2012
A man has died after a fire broke out at a property in Brighton believed to have been used by squatters. Fire crews were called to the empty building in Upper Bedford Street, Kemp Town, at about 03:50 GMT. Sussex Police said the victim was brought ou...

Langley Green distillery fire: Families spend extra night away

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  • November 28, 2012
People living in 18 homes near the scene of a massive fire at a distillery in the Black Country have had to spend a second night away from home. Fire investigators believe the blaze, at Alcohols Ltd, in Crosswells Road, Langley Green, was probably ca...

Fire at Kemsley Paper Mill brought under control

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  • November 28, 2012
A fire at a paper factory in Kent has been brought under control. The blaze at the Kemsley Paper Mill began in the drying section of one of the paper machines in the three-storey building in Ridham Avenue, Kemsley. Six crews of firefighters were sent...

Wales firefighters: On-call crew numbers 'lowest since 2004'

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  • November 28, 2012
The number of retained firefighters in Wales is at its lowest since control of the service was devolved in 2004, a BBC Wales investigation has found. Retained or on-call firefighters staff many stations, particularly in rural areas, and must live and...

Wales floods: Rescuers find woman dead at St Asaph

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  • November 28, 2012
An elderly woman was found dead as rescuers spent the day battling floods in north Wales. Latest reports suggest that about 400 properties have been affected in St Asaph, Denbighshire. Denbighshire council says the situation is "stabilising and the r...

Plumber hurt in blowtorch fire in Westcliff

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  • November 28, 2012
A plumber is being treated for burns after fumes from a floor adhesive were ignited by his blowtorch at flats in Essex. The fire service said they happened to be "just around the corner" and were flagged down when the fire broke out at Fairfax Drive,...

Deadly fire at Germany workshop 'caused by gas leak'

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  • November 28, 2012
A fire which killed 14 people on Monday at a workshop for disabled people in south-western Germany was the fault of a gas leak, investigators say. An inquiry into possible charges of manslaughter by negligence has been opened into the blaze, in the B...

HM Revenue and Customs wants power to break speed limits

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  • November 28, 2012
HM Revenue and Customs has asked to be on a revised list of emergency services allowed to break the legal speed limit. HMRC wants the powers for covert surveillance of organised crime. The request was revealed as the Department for Transport consult...

Gosport disabled sports club damaged by fire

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  • November 28, 2012
A Hampshire sports club for the disabled has been badly damaged by a fire in the roof. About 40 firefighters were called to Gosport and District Sports Disabled Association in Gosport in shortly before 01:30 GMT on Tuesday. About half the L-shaped si...

Gas leak near Fishcross sees 3,500 homes without supplies

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  • November 28, 2012
About 3,500 homes in Clackmannanshire are without gas supplies after damage to a mains pipe in Fishcross caused a major gas leak. Engineers from Scotland Gas Networks (SGN) have stopped the leak and were working to repair the damage. It is understood...

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