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Two London fire stations win reprieve from closure plan

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  • July 10, 2013
Two of the 12 London fire stations which were facing closure are to remain open. London's fire commissioner Ron Dobson said he has modified his cuts programme in the Fifth London Safety Plan to meet the concerns of the public. Clapham station in sout...

Engineer blamed for Canada blast

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  • July 10, 2013
A train operator's chief executive has blamed a local engineer for a runaway train that derailed and exploded in a Quebec town, killing at least 15. Rail World boss Edward Burkhardt said he did not believe the last engineer had set a series of hand b...

US retailers in Bangladesh safety accord

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  • July 10, 2013
A group of 17 US retailers, including Wal-Mart and Gap, have agreed a five-year pact to improve conditions at clothing factories in Bangladesh. It follows the deaths of 1,129 workers in a building collapse in April and another 112 in a fire in Novemb...

Heston fire: Woman dies jumping from flat

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  • July 10, 2013
A woman died jumping from the second floor of a flat in Hounslow, west London, to escape a fire in which a man was also found dead. A man's body was found inside the property in Heston, while another two men leapt to safety from the building. They re...

Firefighters to vote on strike action over pensions row

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  • July 10, 2013
Firefighters are to be balloted over the summer on possible strike action over proposed changes to pensions, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said. The FBU, which described the changes as "unworkable", said the ballot would take place from 18 July t...

Petrol traces found outside Sharkey blaze home, expert.

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  • July 10, 2013
The blaze which claimed the lives of a father and his two children was deliberate, a court has been told. Fire investigator Ian MacMillan said debris found inside and outside the family home had petrol traces. He was giving evidence at the trial of S...

Baby Ella Nicola born in broken lift

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  • July 10, 2013
A baby has been named after the paramedic who delivered her in a broken-down lift. Ella Nicola's mother Melissa Cavanagh went through labour while trapped in the elevator in a block of flats in the Black Country. Paramedic Nikki Wildman was also stuc...

Paris mansion Hotel Lambert seriously damaged by fire

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  • July 10, 2013
A fire has damaged the landmark 17th-Century Hotel Lambert in Paris. Dozens of firefighters tackled the blaze, which broke out overnight on the roof of the riverside mansion in the centre of the French capital. The building was being renovated after ...

Three taken to hospital after Barton caravan fire

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  • July 10, 2013
Three people have been taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a caravan and spread to a house in Oxfordshire. About 20 firefighters were called to tackle the blaze in Bernwood Road, Barton, at about 06:50 BST. Nine people - including seven child...

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue to increase stations

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  • July 10, 2013
The number of fire stations staffed 24 hours a day in Lincolnshire is set to increase from six to nine. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue said it would invest £3.5m to upgrade part-time stations in Spalding, Sleaford and Louth to full time. It added the ...

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