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Three children, adult in fire rescue

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  • March 16, 2013
Three children and an adult have been rescued from an early morning house fire in Merthyr Tydfil. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service crews used a ladder to rescue them from the two-storey semi-detached property in Gurnos after they were called at 02...

London fire station closures day of action

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  • March 16, 2013
Firefighters are to hold a day of action against proposals to close 12 fire stations in London which could see the loss of more than 500 jobs. London Fire Brigade (LFB) wants to make the changes to save nearly £29m over two years. The Fire Brigades'...

Derby fire deaths: Mick Philpott 'wanted to be a hero'

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  • March 16, 2013
A father accused of killing six of his children in a fire wanted to be a "hero and a victim", a court has heard. Mick Philpott, along with his wife Mairead and friend Paul Mosley, all deny the manslaughter of the children at their home in Derby. The ...

Mile Cross Phoenix Centre: Norwich boys face arson trial

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  • March 16, 2013
Two teenagers are to stand trial for arson after a charitable centre for children was severely damaged by fire. Firefighters were called to The Phoenix Children's Project Centre in Mile Cross, Norwich, at about 22:00 GMT on 15 December. The fire serv...

Hertfordshire PCC recruits county's fire service head

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  • March 16, 2013
Hertfordshire's police and crime commissioner (PCC) has recruited the county's chief fire officer to run his office on a part-time basis. Roy Wilsher will be PCC chief executive on a year's secondment, for two days a week, alongside his fire service ...

Newport Transport depot fire: James Proctor sentenced

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  • March 16, 2013
A 15-year-old arsonist who got into a transport depot and torched three buses and a lorry has been sentenced to four years youth detention. James Proctor, who also set fire to a taxi in a street, caused the £700,000 blaze for a "thrill" on his 15th ...

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