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Bus evacuated at Coedpoeth, Wrexham after electrical fire

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  • June 25, 2013
A single-decker bus has been safely evacuated in Wrexham after an electrical fire broke out on board. North Wales Fire Service said the main damage was to the back of the vehicle in the blaze at Coedpoeth. A spokeswoman said up to eight passengers we...

Plastic hand on stick given out to test fire alarms

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  • June 25, 2013
Plastic hands on sticks are being given out as fire alarm testers by the Mid and West Wales Fire Service. Designed to be used to check ceiling mounted alarms are working, the brigade spent £17,500 on 10,000 sticks to be given to elderly or infirm pe...

Two men injured in Glasgow bakery blast

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  • June 25, 2013
Two men have been injured after a gas oven exploded at a bakery in Glasgow on Monday night. Emergency services were called to the Mothers Pride bakery in Duke Street shortly after 21:45. One man was treated for head injuries and another was reported ...

Guernsey fire and police stations could occupy one site

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  • June 25, 2013
A plan to sell off numerous States of Guernsey properties could result in the island's emergency services being housed under one roof. Under the proposed Strategic Asset Management Plan, the properties - including the current fire and police stations...

Asian mega-smog's smoky source in Sumatra

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  • June 25, 2013
I don't know what I was expecting, but it was certainly something spectacular. Given the volume of smog that has been spewed across Singapore and Malaysia in the last few days, it would have to be something big. But after eight hours driving along te...

Two jump from Sheerness flats to escape blaze

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  • June 25, 2013
Two people are believed to have jumped from the top of a block of flats to escape a fire, police have said. The blaze started at the four-storey building in Richmond Street, Sheerness, at about 15:25 BST. Neighbouring properties were evacuated and th...

Sharkey fire deaths: Court hears of 'drugs debt'

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  • June 25, 2013
A court has heard that a man accused of murder met one of his alleged victims to discuss a drugs debt. The High Court in Glasgow was told that Thomas Sharkey's niece Lynette Stevens, 32, owed Scott Snowden £1,200 for cocaine. The evidence came from ...

Philpott fire: Victory Road house clearance begins

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  • June 25, 2013
A council has started clearance work on the Derby home where Mick and Mairead Philpott killed their six children. Derby City Council took legal possession of the property at 18 Victory Road earlier this year. The council said it had no further commen...

Chemical spill alert at Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow

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  • June 25, 2013
Two NHS staff have been treated in accident and emergency after a chemical spill at Glasgow's Victoria Infirmary. The men raised the alarm after some chemicals spilled while being moved, between the fourth and fifth floors of the hospital at about 10...

Summerland fire memorial built to mark 40th anniversary

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  • June 25, 2013
A memorial to the 50 people who lost their lives in the Summerland disaster 40 years ago is to be built in Douglas. The three-column design will be erected in the Kaye Memorial Gardens, at the bottom of Summer Hill by Douglas Borough Council. It will...

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