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Northern Ireland Fire Service 'needs better leadership'

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  • April 7, 2013
The management of the Northern Ireland Fire Service needs to be improved, according to a new report. The Northern Ireland Audit Office said better leadership was needed following a number of critical investigations. They were held into allegations of...

Staffordshire grass fires: 70 deliberate blazes set

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  • April 7, 2013
Firefighters in Staffordshire say they have been called to more than 70 "deliberate" grass fires in the last week. Mick Warrilow from Hanley Fire Station said the fires, while often small, "drained resources". He added the service had often seen a ri...

Man dies after crash with lorry on A75

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  • April 7, 2013
A man has died after a head-on crash between a car and a lorry on the A75 Gretna to Stranraer road. Emergency services were called to the scene at the Shawhead junction shortly before 14:00. Fire crews cut the man form the wreckage but police said he...

Derby fire deaths: Philpott home to be demolished

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  • April 7, 2013
The house in which six children died in a blaze started by their parents is to be demolished. Derby City Council plans to demolish the home in Victory Road after Mick and Mairead Philpott, and their friend Paul Mosley, were jailed for the children's ...

Chat Tor moorland fire 'largest in years'

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  • April 7, 2013
A fire which damaged acres of moorland in Devon on Saturday is one of the largest in years, according to Dartmoor National Park. More than 100 firefighters worked across an area of six square kilometres (1,482 acres) and used beaters to control the f...

Cathays, Cardiff, house fire: Lisvane Street rescue

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  • April 7, 2013
Two people have been rescued by firefighters following a house fire in Cardiff. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to the two-storey, mid-terrace property in Lisvane Street, Cathays, at 18:10 BST on Saturday. Firefighters used breathing ...

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