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Helston residents evacuated as River Cober rises

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  • December 22, 2012
Residents are being evacuated from their homes in Helston in Cornwall after river levels rose dangerously overnight, the fire service said. Police went door to door in the town waking residents and led them to a nearby emergency rest centre. Cornwall...

Guernsey speed limits may change for blue light traffic

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  • December 22, 2012
Guernsey's emergency services vehicles may be allowed to go faster, if proposals by the island's Home Department are approved by the States. Currently, ambulances and fire engines cannot be driven faster than 25mph (40km/h), unless sirens are used. T...

West Yorkshire Fire Service cutbacks confirmed

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  • December 22, 2012
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service will reduce the number of its fire engines and cut 201 firefighters to save £7m from its budget. The cuts were approved by councillors following a public consultation process. The service will also close five f...

Fire attack suspect shown on CCTV in Barrhead

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  • December 22, 2012
Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to trace over two fire attacks in East Renfrewshire. The first incident saw flammable liquid was poured over a car, in the driveway of a house, in Fintry Crescent, Barrhead, at about 22:30 on 10 Oct...

Real Crisps fire: More jobs lost from Crumlin workforce

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  • December 22, 2012
A further 10 staff from the workforce of a fire-hit crisp factory in south Wales are to go, leaving just 30 of the Real Crisps team with jobs. The factory at Crumlin in Caerphilly county borough was virtually destroyed by the blaze in September. The ...

Brighton fire disrupts Southern train's Gatwick service

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  • December 22, 2012
Rail services to Gatwick Airport and across Sussex have been cancelled or delayed because of a fire in Brighton. Passengers planning to travel between Brighton, Haywards Heath, Gatwick Airport and London have been warned to expect delays of up to 90 ...

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