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Norfolk firefighters free boy, three, from arcade game

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  • June 17, 2013
A three-year-old boy who crawled inside a Norfolk pub's claw crane arcade game had to be freed by the fire service. Firefighters were called to the Bridge Inn, Acle at 19:45 BST on Sunday. When they arrived they found the boy sitting inside the machi...

Sharkey fire deaths: Accused made denial on arrest

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  • June 17, 2013
One of two men accused of murdering three people in a Helensburgh house fire denied responsibility while being arrested, court has heard. Det Con Alan Glasgow told the High Court in Glasgow that he and a colleague detained Robert Jennings. He said th...

Swansea tyre fire: Bosses stored waste without permit

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  • June 17, 2013
Two company directors have admitted storing more than 5,500 tonnes of waste tyres without a permit at a factory where a fire burned for three weeks. The blaze at the former Mettoys site in Fforestfach, Swansea, happened in 2011. Globally Greener Solu...

Barrhead woman given community sentence for house fire

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  • June 17, 2013
A woman who set set fire to her home while suffering from depression has been given a community payback order. Jacqueline Todd, 51, caused about £50,000 of damage after setting fire to the curtains of her flat in Barrhead on 29 December 2011. Paisle...

Norwich in Bloom awards garden in council 'fire safety' row

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  • June 17, 2013
A woman presented with awards by a council for her garden has been told by the same local authority to take it down over health and safety concerns. Kerry Annison said the warning by a Norwich City Council officer that part of the terrace is a fire r...

Kidderminster recycling centre fire expected to last days

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  • June 17, 2013
Crews are expected to remain at the scene of a huge fire at a Kidderminster recycling plant for several days. At the peak of the blaze at Lawrence Recycling on the Vale Industrial Estate on Sunday evening, 80 firefighters tackled the inferno. Smoke f...

London fire station closure public consultation ends

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  • June 17, 2013
A public consultation on plans to close 12 fire stations in London is to end on Monday. The London Fire Brigade (LFB), which also plans to cut 520 jobs and 18 fire engines, proposes making savings of nearly £29m over two years. More than 20 public m...

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