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A483 crash: Three hurt at Howey, between Builth and Llandrindod Wells in Powys

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  • December 7, 2012
Three people have been taken to hospital after a crash involving two cars on the A483 in Powys. Fire crews were called to the scene near Howey, between Builth Wells and Llandrindod Wells, at 13:50 GMT on Friday. Hydraulic cutting equipment was used t...

Bangladesh blaze factory 'had no safety certificate'

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  • December 7, 2012
A Bangladeshi garment factory where a blaze last month killed at least 110 people did not have a valid fire safety certificate, a top official has said. The Director General of Fire Service and Civil Defence, Abu Naim Mohammad Shahidullah, told the B...

Atherstone-on-Stour fire investigation cost 'irrelevant'

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  • December 7, 2012
"I get very angry when people talk about how much the investigation and the trial has cost," said Julie Reid, the widow of a firefighter who died after a warehouse blaze in Warwickshire five years ago. "Four men lost their lives, what does it matter ...

Beenham wood mulch fire 'could burn for weeks'

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  • December 7, 2012
A fire at a compost-making plant in Berkshire could burn for several weeks, the fire service has said. The fire at the Grundon-owned site in Beenham broke out in up to 1,000 tonnes of fermenting wood mulch a week ago. Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue ...

Atherstone fire: Warwickshire County Council fined £30,000

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  • December 7, 2012
A council has been fined £30,000 over the deaths of four firefighters in a blaze at a vegetable packing plant in Warwickshire. The bodies of John Averis, 27, Ashley Stephens, 20 and Darren Yates-Badley, 24, were recovered from the building in Athers...

Payout for Somerset firefighter crushed by car in Devon

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  • December 7, 2012
A retained firefighter who was seriously injured when a runaway car flattened the tent he and his wife were camping in has been given compensation. Leigh Redman, 44, from Bridgwater, in Somerset, needed surgery to his spine and had to retire from the...

Dereham animal charity shop destroyed by fire

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  • December 7, 2012
An animal charity shop in the centre of a Norfolk town has been destroyed by fire. Crews were called out on Thursday night to the Pact shop in Norwich Street, Dereham. The road was closed for several hours as firefighters fought to bring the fire und...

North Berwick fire station: Firefighters move to new base

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  • December 7, 2012
Firefighters left homeless after their station was badly damaged in a blaze in East Lothian are moving into a new temporary base. Investigations are still under way into how the North Berwick station caught fire shortly after 05:00 on Monday. Through...

Chinese pesticide cloud alarms Buenos Aires

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  • December 7, 2012
A toxic cloud has covered parts of Buenos Aires, causing alarm and leading to the evacuation of many buildings. The authorities say the smoke was caused by a fire in a container with pesticides at the city's port, but the situation is now under contr...

Four fire crews tackle Roath home blaze

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  • December 7, 2012
Firefighters used high pressure water jets to tackle a blaze on the top two floors of a three-storey house in Cardiff. Four fire engines were sent to the property at Ninian Road, Roath, after the alarm was raised at 17:19 GMT on Thursday. No one was ...

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