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Eight rescued from fire at Dennistoun flats

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  • October 28, 2013
Fire crews have rescued eight people from the fifth floor of a block of flats in the east end of Glasgow. Two children were among those taken to safety after the fire broke out at a property in Hillfoot Street, Dennistoun, just before 01:30. Firefigh...

Judicial review sought over fire station closures

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  • October 27, 2013
Representatives from seven London councils will be applying for a judicial review over plans to shut 10 fire stations. More than 500 firefighters' jobs will be lost under the plans which have been approved by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Au...

Firefighters to stage two more strikes in pensions row

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  • October 26, 2013
Firefighters in England and Wales are to stage two more strikes in the run-up to bonfire night in a row over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union says. The government wants firefighters to work up to 60 but the union says this is too old to be fighting ...

'Potential for injuries' in Tube evacuation

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  • October 26, 2013
Tube passengers could have been injured during an evacuation at Holland Park station over the August bank holiday weekend, an investigation has ruled. An interim report by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) found that passengers were tra...

Mexico sweet factory hit by deadly explosion

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  • October 25, 2013
At least one person has died and dozens more are injured in an explosion and fire that tore through a sweet factory in northern Mexico. A boiler is believed to have exploded in the Dulces Blueberry factory at an industrial park in Ciudad Juarez, caus...

Gloucestershire fire boss Jon Hall retires

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  • October 25, 2013
The head of Gloucestershire's fire and rescue service is retiring after more than 30 years with the organisation. Chief fire officer Jon Hall, who has held the post for four years, said the decision to leave had not been an easy one as the job "has b...

Chelmsford prison inmate in hospital after cell fire

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  • October 25, 2013
An inmate from Chelmsford prison has been taken to hospital after starting a fire in a cell. Nine other people were treated at the scene after the fire took hold in the Springfield Road prison at 12:30 BST. The prisoner, who is in his 20s, was taken ...

DIY energy plant man Charles McKenzie avoids jail

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  • October 25, 2013
A man who built a DIY power plant in his bedroom has been given a one year community payback order. Charles McKenzie, 55, from Dundee, set up the homemade electricity system after his power was cut off due to unpaid bills. Police made the discovery a...

Dyfed-Powys Police warn revellers ahead of Halloween and Bonfire night

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  • October 25, 2013
Police have issued a warning against anti-social behaviour over the Halloween and Bonfire Night period. Trick or treaters are urged to only knock doors where welcome posters - available from police - are displayed. Officers are contacting shops about...

Woman on double murder charge after 1997 Oxford fire

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  • October 25, 2013
A woman has been charged with two counts of murder more than 16 years after a house fire in Oxford in which two children died. Fiaz Munshi, from Oldham, Greater Manchester, was arrested on Tuesday for questioning about the blaze in Magdalen Road, on ...

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