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Fire and rescue overhaul still worries MPs

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  • July 22, 2013
MPs have expressed fresh concerns about the legacy of an aborted restructuring of fire and rescue services in England. The Commons Public Accounts Committee said four out of nine regional control centres, whose planned introduction was scrapped in 20...

Worcester fire station to move from 'ageing' site

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  • July 22, 2013
A new fire station is planned for Worcester to replace the current "ageing" one in the city centre. The new station will be built on the Great Western Business Park, just off Tolladine Road, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said. The si...

Sharkey fire trial: Jurors told to put sympathies aside

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  • July 22, 2013
The jury in the Sharkey fire deaths murder trial has been sent out to consider its verdict. Robert Jennings and Scott Snowden deny murdering Thomas Sharkey Snr, 55, his son Thomas Jnr, 21, and eight-year-old daughter, Bridget, by torching their home ...

Man arrested after Waitrose fire in Wellington

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  • July 22, 2013
A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire at a supermarket in a Somerset town. Half of the roof at the entrance of the Waitrose store in the High Street in Wellington collapsed during the blaze, shortly after 06:00 BST on Sunday. No-...

Firefighters remain at Arthur's Seat blaze in Edinburgh

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  • July 22, 2013
Two fire crews are still at the scene of a fire on Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh. A pump remained at the site, about half a mile up the hill, through the night to try and keep the fire under control. It began at about 16:40 on Sunday afternoon and about...

Walworth fire: Mobile phone footage of fire wanted

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  • July 22, 2013
Mobile phone footage of a fire in south-east London, in which a woman died, is wanted by detectives. London Fire Brigade was called to the fire at the Alosando Drive property in Walworth, on Friday at about 12:40 BST. A woman, in her 20s, died. Two m...

Stradbroke farm fire: 400 pigs believed to have died

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  • July 22, 2013
An estimated 400 pigs have died in a fire on a Suffolk farm. The fire took hold in two buildings - one containing about 400 tonnes of straw - at the farm in Laxfield Road, Stradbroke, just after 16:00 BST on Sunday. An investigation is under way but ...

Strathspey steam train 'may have caused grass fire'

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  • July 22, 2013
Operators of the Strathspey Railway have admitted it is possible their steam train caused a large grass fire near Boat of Garten at the weekend. Six fire appliances were called out on Saturday afternoon to deal with 1,000 square meters of burning gra...

A470 Storey Arms crash: Two injured in multi-vehicle collision

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  • July 22, 2013
Two people have been taken to hospital after a multi-vehicle crash blocked the A470 in the Brecon Beacons. The collision near Storey Arms at 14:35 BST on Sunday involved two motorcycles, a car and a campervan, Mid and West Wales Fire service said. On...

Waitrose fire in Wellington town centre tackled

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  • July 22, 2013
Crews from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue have tackled a blaze at a supermarket in a Somerset town. The fire service was called at 06:00 BST to the Waitrose store in High Street, Wellington, on Sunday. Half the roof at the entrance of the buildin...

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