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Firefighters strike over pensions in England and Wales

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  • November 2, 2013
Firefighters in England and Wales have staged a fresh strike in a row with the government over pension ages. Ministers described the action by Fire Brigades Union members as completely unnecessary and damaging to the reputation of firefighters. Frida...

Dagenham blaze: Firefighters strike as 'major' fire hits scrapyard

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  • November 2, 2013
Firefighters have walked out from the scene of a fire at a large scrapyard in east London as they take part in a national strike over pension ages. At the height of the blaze, about 120 firefighters were tackling the blaze, which involved about 1,500...

Man, 89, suffers effects of smoke in Wrexham kitchen fire

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  • November 2, 2013
An 89-year-old man has been taken to hospital suffering from the effects of smoke following a kitchen fire in Wrexham. Firefighters from Wrexham were called to the house in Rhostyllen, at 19:41 GMT on Friday. A relative prevented a more serious blaze...

Daw Mill colliery work 'will prevent fires'

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  • November 2, 2013
The latest fire at the Daw Mill colliery in Warwickshire will be the last at the site, according to The Coal Authority. Experts are currently working to backfill the shafts and cut off the oxygen supply to prevent further fires breaking out. Accordin...

Swansea tyre fire: Bosses who stored waste without permit jailed

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  • November 2, 2013
Two company directors have each been jailed for six months for storing more than 5,500 tonnes of waste tyres without a permit at a factory where a fire burned for three weeks. The blaze at the former Mettoys site in Fforestfach, Swansea, happened in ...

Lorry driver arrested over M25 Potters Bar crash

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  • November 2, 2013
A lorry driver has been arrested following a crash that closed the M25 between junctions 23 and 25 and left four people injured. The road was shut near Potters Bar, in Hertfordshire, after a lorry overturned across a central reservation. One man was ...

Large gas leak closes part of Penryn

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  • November 2, 2013
A large gas leak has closed part of a town centre in Cornwall. The county's Fire and Rescue Service said engineers from Wales and West Utilities are on scene trying to repair the leak in Penryn near Falmouth. The fire service said the leak was discov...

Pensarn flat fire: Man badly injured in fall from window

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  • November 2, 2013
A man is in a critical condition in hospital after falling from the window of a flat which was on fire. Firefighters were called to the property in South Parade, Pensarn, Abergele, shortly before 02:50 GMT on Friday. North Wales Police said 11 reside...

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