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Seventy sheep rescued from flooded farmland in Buckton

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  • October 23, 2013
Seventy sheep have been rescued from flooded farmland in Herefordshire. The sheep, in Buckton, were rescued within half an hour after the fire service was alerted at about 15:40 BST, the fire service said. Crews from Leintwardine and Bromyard rescued...

Cuts 'must not define Berkshire Fire Service'

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  • October 23, 2013
Berkshire's new fire and rescue chief says he does not want the service to "be characterised by the way it goes about saving money". Andy Fry said despite expected budget cuts he was focused on being "really good at our core business" of protecting r...

Public consultation begins on Humberside fire service cuts

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  • October 23, 2013
A public consultation has begun on where fire service budget cuts should be made. Humberside Fire and Rescue predicts it needs to save £5.5m by 2016. The service has developed a range of options, which include reducing crew sizes and cutting engine...

Lincoln boy seriously hurt after metal bin bonfire

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  • October 23, 2013
A boy is seriously ill in hospital with burn injuries after a bonfire was started in a metal bin in Lincoln. The 14-year-old was badly burned in a garden at a house in Roman Pavement, at about 22:00 BST, on Sunday. Police said his injuries were "exte...

Hatherleigh cattle market fire prompts asbestos fears

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  • October 21, 2013
Firefighters have tackled a large blaze at one of Devon's main cattle markets. The fire, which broke out at Hatherleigh Cattle Market just after 03:30 BST, has destroyed the roof of the main sheep auction building. About 30 firefighters were sent to ...

Australia fires: NSW Blue Mountains fires 'could merge'

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  • October 21, 2013
Bushfires in Australia's New South Wales could merge to form a massive blaze, the fire commissioner has said, as teams battle fires across the state. Three fires near Lithgow, a city by the Blue Mountains, are thought to be at risk of merging into on...

Australia bushfires: New South Wales declares state of emergency

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  • October 21, 2013
A state of emergency has been declared in New South Wales as Australian firefighters battle bushfires that have already destroyed more than 200 homes. The announcement comes as conditions look set to deteriorate with soaring temperatures and strong w...

Canoeists rescued from 80ft gorge near Llanrwst

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  • October 21, 2013
Two canoeists have been rescued after getting stuck in an 80ft (25m) gorge in Llanrwst, Conwy county. Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue team were called to the location near Conwy Falls cafe at about 14:45 BST. Chris Lloyd, from the team, said the men mis...

Man rescued as car goes into River Stour in Essex

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  • October 21, 2013
A man has been rescued from a car that went into a river in Essex. The VW Golf went over the edge of The Walls in Mistley, near Manningtree, and into the River Stour estuary at about 23:20 BST on Saturday. A witness told the BBC two men were in the c...

Warning after 26 firefighters rescue Roslin gorge fall puppy

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  • October 21, 2013
Firefighters have issued a warning to dog owners after 26 crew members were called out to rescue a six-month-old puppy from a gorge in Midlothian. Cocker spaniel Midge was reported missing by her distressed owners at Roslin Glen at about 11:40 on Sun...

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