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Boris Johnson says London fire cuts consultation to proceed

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  • January 30, 2013
A consultation on plans to close 12 fire stations in London with the loss of 520 jobs will go ahead, the mayor has confirmed. Boris Johnson took the unprecedented step after the London Fire Authority rejected the plans, aimed at saving £45m over two...

Brazil Santa Maria fire: tighter checks in Sao Paulo state

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  • January 30, 2013
The governor of Brazil's most populous state, Sao Paulo, has ordered tighter inspections of all venues, including nightclubs, cinemas and theatres. The measure follows a fire that killed 235 people at a nightclub in the southern city of Santa Maria o...

A470 Dolgellau bus fire: Children escape unhurt

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  • January 30, 2013
Eight children have escaped unhurt after a bus caught fire in Gwynedd. The youngsters were on their way from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Ysgol y Gadar at Dolgellau when the vehicle burst into flames on the A470 near Llanelltyd. Fire crews were called to th...

Workman hurt in Penarth Esplanade building site fall

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  • January 30, 2013
A workman has suffered a suspected broken leg after falling from the roof of a Penarth Esplanade building and landing on a 6m (22ft) high platform. South Wales Fire and Rescue service say crews from Cardiff and Newport were called to help paramedics ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning house to be inspected

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  • January 30, 2013
Housing inspectors are carrying out an investigation at a cottage in Cornwall where a family were poisoned by carbon monoxide. Liz Boult, her sons - Charlie Prewett, seven, and Ollie Prewitt, four - and Ms Boult's partner, Richard Harris, were poison...

A470 Dolgellau bus fire: Children escape unhurt

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  • January 30, 2013
Eight children have escaped unhurt after a bus caught fire in Gwynedd. The youngsters were on their way from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Ysgol y Gadar at Dolgellau when the vehicle burst into flames on the A470 near Llanelltyd. Fire crews were called to th...

300 racing pigeons die in 'arson' attack on loft in Treherbert

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  • January 30, 2013
Firefighters believe a blaze that killed hundreds of racing pigeons in Rhondda was started deliberately. The coop was "well alight" when they arrived at the scene in Blaencwm, Treherbert, shortly after 05:00 GMT on Wednesday. Around 300 birds were tr...

Mersey tunnel closed by false fire alarm

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  • January 30, 2013
One of the Mersey tunnels closed for more than two hours after a false fire alarm. The Wallasey Tunnel was closed in both directions at about 19:20 GMT on Tuesday. A spokesman for the tunnels said the closure was made after a fire alarm went off in a...

Brazil fire caused by cheap fireworks, say police

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  • January 30, 2013
The chief investigator in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria has said that cheap fireworks meant for outdoor use caused a deadly nightclub fire. The death toll in Sunday's blaze reached 235 people after a 21-year-old man died of his injuries ...

Brazil fire prompts World Cup safety legislation concern

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  • January 30, 2013
Brazil's Congress is to be asked to enact a new federal bill in an attempt to strengthen safety regulations ahead of the 2014 World Cup. The move comes after the blaze which killed more than 230 people in a nightclub and prompted a national debate ab...

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