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London fire station closure plans rejected in vote

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  • January 21, 2013
Plans to close 12 fire stations with the loss of 520 jobs have been rejected by the London Fire Authority. After a fierce debate the proposals - aimed at saving £45m over the next two years - were rejected. BBC London's Karl Mercer spoke to the Fire...

Denbigh flat fire woman treated for effects of smoke

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  • January 21, 2013
A woman has been treated by paramedics after a fire at her home in Denbighshire. The blaze had started at the flat in Lenten Pool, Denbigh, just after 18:00 GMT on Monday. The woman was treated at the scene for the effects of smoke inhalation. North ...

London fire station closure plans rejected in vote

  • News Item
  • January 21, 2013
Plans to close 12 fire stations with the loss of 520 jobs have been rejected by the London Fire Authority. After a fierce debate the proposals - aimed at saving £45m over the next two years - were rejected. The authority voted by 9-8 in favour of a ...

Radioactive incident at Chatelherault Country Park in Hamilton

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  • January 21, 2013
Firefighters have sealed off a section of Chatelherault Country Park in Hamilton after a container marked as holding radioactive material was found. The five inch diameter black drum was found in the South Lanarkshire park at about 13:30 on Monday. S...

Southampton University Romero Halls fire prompts new arrest

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  • January 21, 2013
A second person has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a blaze at a University of Southampton halls of residence. A 21-year old man was arrested after a fire broke out in a bedroom at Romero Halls in Archers Road, on Saturday. An 18-year-old w...

Abercarn Primary School bus slips down embankment

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  • January 21, 2013
A school bus with 16 children on board has slipped off a steep road covered in slush and snow at Abercarn in Caerphilly county. Three children suffered minor injuries but nobody was seriously hurt in the incident on Twyn Hill at 09:00 GMT. The childr...

Fire sweeps through Astoria Hotel in Blackpool

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  • January 21, 2013
More than 70 firefighters tackled a blaze that has destroyed a hotel in the centre of Blackpool. The fire was believed to have started in the laundry room at the Astoria Hotel on Albert Road, at about 18:15 GMT on Sunday. Neighbouring properties were...

Austrian trains in head-on crash

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  • January 21, 2013
Several people have been severely injured in a head-on collision between two commuter trains in Austria. Emergency fire and ambulance crews had to cut people out of the wreckage after the crash, which happened during rush hour in the capital, Vienna....

Derby house fire: Dog 'tried to save partially deaf owner'

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  • January 21, 2013
Relatives of a partially deaf man who died because of a house fire believe his dog tried in vain to save him by waking him up. Don Wilson, 76, was found upstairs next to his collie dog, Max, who was also overcome by smoke and died. The fire is believ...

Woman killed in Birmingham house fire

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  • January 21, 2013
A woman has been killed in a fire at house in the West Midlands. Emergency Services were called to Bragg Road, in Handsworth, Birmingham, on Sunday afternoon, to reports of a fire. West Midlands Ambulance Service said the woman was confirmed dead at ...

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