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Rescue after walkway falls into Winsford amusement arcade

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  • March 19, 2013
Two trapped residents were rescued after a walkway connecting flats collapsed onto an amusement arcade in Cheshire, the fire service said. Firefighters were called at 10:15 GMT to Fountains Court, Winsford. The men were trapped in a row of twelve fla...

Leicestershire fire service defends 9% tax rise

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  • March 19, 2013
A 9% rise in part of Leicestershire's council tax has been defended by the organisation responsible. The fire and rescue service insisted the increase, more than three times the rate of inflation, was needed to support services. It also denied resour...

Derby fire deaths: 'Possible' that Mick Philpott set fire

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  • March 19, 2013
A mother accused of the manslaughter of her six children in a house fire has told jurors it is "possible" her husband started the blaze. Mairead Philpott said her husband Michael could have got up in the night and set the fire without her knowledge. ...

Jersey Red Cross emergency team has 'great response'

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  • March 19, 2013
A charity says it has had a "great response" to its call for volunteers to form an emergency response team to help those affected by disasters in Jersey. The British Red Cross emergency response team will help those affected by disasters ranging from...

Thatched house in Thurston badly damaged by fire

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  • March 19, 2013
More than 70 firefighters have spent the night tackling a blaze at a thatched house in Suffolk. Crews were called to Pepper Lane in Thurston just before 21:00 GMT on Monday. Appliances from across the county attended the fire, which saw part of the r...

Northampton house fire: Four taken to hospital

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  • March 19, 2013
Four people have been taken to hospital to be treated for burns and the effects of smoke inhalation after a fire in a house in Northampton. Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to the property on the Thorplands Estate at about 20:30 BST on Mo...

Derby fire deaths: Mairead Philpott 'abused by her father'

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  • March 19, 2013
A woman accused of the manslaughter of her six children in a house fire has told jurors she was abused by her father as a child. Mairead Philpott also said she was raped while on holiday as a teenager and was at "rock bottom" when she met her future ...

Gloucestershire Police buys old fire station for new HQ

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  • March 19, 2013
Gloucester is to get a new city police station, the county's Police and Crime Commissioner has announced. The police force's "ageing" divisional HQ at Bearland will be vacated and a new premises built on the former fire station site on Eastern Avenue...

Ignoring product recalls putting millions at risk

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  • March 19, 2013
The Electrical Safety Council has warned that the majority of consumers are ignoring product recalls and as a result households are using electrical goods that could cause a fire or electrocution. In the last six years there have been more than 250 p...

Woman's body found after Worthing house fire

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  • March 19, 2013
A woman's body has been found by emergency services after a house fire in Worthing, West Sussex. The blaze at the detached bungalow in Lime Tree Avenue in Findon Valley was reported at about 02:30 GMT by a neighbour. The body of an elderly woman beli...

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