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Christmas turkeys saved from fire at Hampshire farm

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  • December 19, 2012
Hundreds of turkeys destined for Christmas dinner plates have been rescued from a blaze at a farm in Hampshire. About 250 birds were moved from a shed at the farm in Colemore after fire spread from the workshop next door. The timber workshop and a fa...

Harlow fire deaths: Police use Facebook in murder probe

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  • December 19, 2012
Police have turned to Facebook in a bid for new information about the murder of a doctor and her five children. Sabah Usmani, sons Muneeb, nine, and Rayyan, six, and daughter Hira, 12, died in a fire started at their home in Harlow in October. A thir...

Alexandra Hospital ward evacuated and man arrested after fire

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  • December 19, 2012
A ward has been evacuated and a man has been arrested after a fire at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch. Staff alerted West Mercia Police to the blaze in a first-floor ward at 07:11 GMT. No one was injured, police said, and officers are investigatin...

Shropshire volunteers start search and rescue training

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  • December 19, 2012
Volunteers in Shropshire are undergoing training to join a new team set up to respond to water based emergencies. Steve Brown, 33, is one of 13 people who have joined the unit set up by West Midlands Search and Rescue. He said: "I'm a project manager...

Baby hurt in Billericay kitchen fire

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  • December 19, 2012
A baby girl has suffered burns in a fire which broke out in the kitchen of her home. Essex Fire and Rescue Service was called to Grove Road, in Billericay, shortly before 09:00 GMT. A spokesman said firefighters arrived to find the fire had been put ...

Avon fire service expected to lose 80 firefighters in cuts

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  • December 19, 2012
Union leaders say they fear budget cuts could cost the jobs of more than 80 firefighters at Avon Fire and Rescue Service. Both the Fire Brigade Union (FBU) and Avon Fire Authority said they expected the service to have to make savings of nearly £3.5...

Angler rescued from burning boat off Beachy Head

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  • December 19, 2012
A man has been rescued after his fishing boat caught fire two miles off the East Sussex coast. Two lifeboats were launched when distress flares were spotted off Beachy Head at about 10:30 GMT on Tuesday. The angler onboard the 27ft cruiser Knowwanda ...

French firm supplies new Yorkshire fire control systems

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  • December 19, 2012
Plans for a new joint control system enabling two Yorkshire fire services to handle each other's emergency calls has taken a step forward. West and South Yorkshire fire services were given a £3.6m government grant to develop the system earlier this ...

Shirley Towers fire: Firemen awarded gallantry medals

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  • December 19, 2012
Two Hampshire firefighters who died during a tower block blaze have been posthumously awarded medals for gallantry. Jim Shears and Alan Bannon died in a fire at Shirley Towers in Southampton on 6 April 2010. Their families were presented with Hampshi...

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