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Weymouth caravan fire death 'not suspicious'

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  • January 11, 2013
The death of a woman, whose body was found following a fire in a caravan in Dorset, is not being treated as suspicious by police. Firefighters were called to Ryemead Lane, Wyke Regis, Weymouth, at 22:00 GMT on Monday. The body was discovered in the r...

New Isle of Man fire chief appointed

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  • January 11, 2013
The Isle of Man government has appointed a new fire chief. Kevin Groom, who currently serves as the deputy chief, will officially take up his new position on 16 February. Mr Groom, who began his career 1982 and has served in every rank in the service...

London fire station closures and 520 job cuts proposed

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  • January 11, 2013
Plans to close 12 fire stations in London, with the loss of 520 jobs, have been unveiled. The proposals, announced by London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson, are part of plans to save £45m over the next two years. The stations include Belsize in Camden...

Stanstead Abbotts house fire: Elderly man dies

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  • January 11, 2013
A man, believed to be in his 70s, has died in a fire at a house in Hertfordshire, police have said. Fire crews from Hoddesdon, Hertford and Ware were called to a two-storey house in the High Street in Stanstead Abbotts just before 12:25 GMT on Thursd...

Cwmbran fire: Carl Mills denies the murders of three Buckley family members

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  • January 11, 2013
A 28-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to killing three generations of the same family in Cwmbran, Torfaen, at a hearing at Cardiff Crown Court. Carl Mills denied the murders of Kim Buckley, 46, her daughter Kayleigh, 17, and granddaughter Kimberle...

Man rescued after Portsmouth harbour fall

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  • January 11, 2013
A man was rescued after suffering suspected spinal injuries in a 15ft fall from a wall. About 20 firefighters, paramedics, police and the Solent Coastguard were called to reports the man was stuck in mud near Portsmouth harbour station at The Hard in...

New Zealand homes destroyed by wildfires

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  • January 11, 2013
Several houses in the earthquake shattered city of Christchurch have been destroyed by wildfires. A local TV station said there were no injuries or fatalities, but 150 hectares including up to four homes were affected. Reports claimed several helicop...

Suspected arson at St Austell block of flats

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  • January 11, 2013
A fire at a block of flats in Cornwall is being treated as arson by police. More than 18 firefighters were called to the incident at the 12-storey block of flats at Park House in St Austell at about 21:40 GMT. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said it...

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