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Man burnt in classic car blaze in Redditch

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  • January 18, 2013
A man suffered facial burns when the classic car he was working on in his garage in Worcestershire caught fire. The man was treated at the scene in Grafton Close, Woodrow, Redditch, before being taken to hospital. Six firefighters wearing breathing a...

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue faces £5.5m budget cut

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  • January 18, 2013
Proposals aiming to save the fire service £5.5m have been approved by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority. Eleven measures needed to cut costs were passed at a meeting earlier in response to a drop in funding from central government. The pa...

Earthquake near Loughborough shakes East Midlands

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  • January 18, 2013
An earthquake has been felt by people in several parts of the East Midlands. The British Geological Survey (BGS) confirmed a 2.9 magnitude earthquake near Loughborough in Leicestershire at 05:20 GMT. It was felt in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nott...

Kings Bingo Hall Shipley destroyed in fire

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  • January 18, 2013
A fire has destroyed a derelict former bingo hall in West Yorkshire. The Kings Bingo Hall on Briggate in Shipley caught fire on Thursday evening and was well alight by the time 30 firefighters arrived. The A657 was closed in both directions between A...

Firebugs: Australia's dangerous summer arsonists

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  • January 18, 2013
The term sounds deceptively friendly, like a character from a children's cartoon, but "firebugs" are the scourge of the southern Australian summer. They are the arsonists who set alight bushfires, and who often strike on days when soaring temperature...

Australia bushfires rage in Victoria

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  • January 18, 2013
Fire crews in the Australian state of Victoria are battling a large and fast-moving bushfire which is burning out of control. Authorities say the blaze is more than 25,000 hectares in size and is creating spot fires east of Melbourne. Eighty four fir...

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