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Six-storey fire training centre unveiled in Ancoats

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  • April 16, 2013
A new training facility has been unveiled to help Greater Manchester fire crews prepare for major incidents. The £400,000 training and development centre in Ancoats will be used by the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS). A GMFRS spok...

Fatal Alps coach crash: One killed and several injured

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  • April 16, 2013
  One person has been killed and several are seriously injured after a coach carrying around 50 Britons crashed in the French Alps. The crash happened at 1400 BST in the Alpe d'Huez resort, it is reported. The passengers were on a holiday organised ...

Northern Ireland fire service allegations 'not substantiated'

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  • April 16, 2013
Allegations of fraud and theft in the Northern Ireland Fire Service have not been substantiated by an investigation. However, the investigation has again highlighted management shortcomings, the health minister told the assembly. "It again draws atte...

Prestatyn death trial told fire drove back rescuers

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  • April 16, 2013
Neighbours who tried to rescue a family from a house fire were driven back by heat and smoke, a murder trial heard. Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, her partner Liam Timbrell, 23, their 15-month-old son Charlie, and two of his cousins died in the blaze in Presta...

Fire breaks out at Beardmore Hotel in Clydebank

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  • April 16, 2013
Firefighters have evacuated a large hotel and conference centre on the outskirts of Glasgow after flames broke out in a spa. They were called to the Beardmore Hotel in Clydebank at about 13:30. Appliances were dispatched from Clydebank, Knightswood a...

Watford office block blaze: Fire crews stay at scene

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  • April 16, 2013
Fire crews have remained overnight at the scene of a fourth floor office block in Watford town centre. At its height, 90 firefighters tackled the blaze at the building on Clarendon Road, which broke out on Monday evening in an electrical plant room. ...

Watford office block blaze on Clarendon Road

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  • April 16, 2013
Fire crews have been tackling a fourth floor office block blaze in Watford town centre. Up to 50 officers were called to the building on Clarendon Road at 19:26 BST after reports of a fire in an electrical plant room. Up to 16 appliances have been at...

Leicester arsonist set fire to men in pub garden

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  • April 16, 2013
A man who set fire to three men, two in a pub garden, has been detained under the Mental Health Act. Mitchell Dean, 22, from Laindon, Essex, torched the two men who were drinking in the garden of the Rainbow and Dove pub, in Leicester, in October 201...

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