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Clean-up begins following Twyford building fire

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  • December 30, 2012
Fire crews have spent a third day at the scene of a fire in an old factory building in Stoke-on-Trent. The blaze broke out at the former Twyford building in Etruria on Friday afternoon. A spokesman for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said the m...

Hedge End depot fire destroys coaches and mini buses

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  • December 30, 2012
Three coaches and three mini buses have been destroyed in a fire at a depot near Southampton. Another coach was partially damaged in the blaze on Upper Northam Drive, Hedge End on Saturday evening. Crews from Hightown, St Mary's and a water carrier f...

Families evacuated from homes in St Austell fire

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  • December 30, 2012
Some families in St Austell were forced to leave their homes overnight after a fire threatened to sweep through a row of terraced houses. More than 50 firefighters were called to Holmbush Road at 03:00 GMT after a fire broke out in one of the houses....

Skelmersdale sports centre fire 'suspicious'

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  • December 29, 2012
A large fire which broke out at a derelict sports centre in Skelmersdale is being treated as suspicious. Fire crews were called to the former sports centre on Digmoor Road just before 15:00 GMT on Boxing Day. Concerns over asbestos in the building le...

Canoeists found safe at Rhandirmwyn, near Llandovery

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  • December 29, 2012
Two canoeists have been found safe after capsizing in a swollen river at Carmarthenshire. The pair managed to get to safety but not before rescuers were sent to the scene at Rhandirmwyn, near Llandovery, just before 13:00 GMT on Saturday. Local shop ...

Woman dies in fire at house in Alexandria

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  • December 29, 2012
An elderly woman has died in a fire at her home in Dunbartonshire. Crews were called to the blaze in the two-storey property in Burns Street in Levenvale, Alexandria, at about 06:00. The 74-year-old woman was rescued but was pronounced dead at scene....

Stoke-on-Trent: Firefighters remain at Twyford blaze site

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  • December 29, 2012
Firefighters remain at the site of a large fire at a former factory in Stoke-on-Trent. About 20 crew members were at the site on Saturday morning tackling remaining pockets of fire at the back of the building. BBC reporter Phil Bowers said a number o...

New Year’s Honours List 2013

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  • December 29, 2012
  Order of the British Empire Members of the Order of the British Empire  David John BEARDSALL  (6) Retained Watch Manager in Charge, Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire and Rescue Authority. For Services to  Local Government.  Michael R...

Fire breaks out at former school in Chester

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  • December 29, 2012
Fire crews have been tackling a blaze at a former school in Chester. Fire crews were called to the former Ridings Infants School on Rake Way, Saughall, at about 04:40 GMT. Plumes of smoke were seen coming from the site and people living nearby were u...

Woman held in Christmas Eve firefighter shooting case

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  • December 29, 2012
A 24-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the guns used in the shooting of two firefighters in the state of New York on Christmas Eve. Dawn Nguyen faces a state charge of filing a false business record, police said, with a federal char...

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