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East Cowes boat fire: Luxury yacht sinks in marina

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  • November 6, 2013
A luxury yacht has sunk at its moorings on the Isle of Wight after being destroyed by fire. Crews spent 10 hours tackling the blaze, which sent plumes of black smoke into the air above East Cowes. It was reported at 13:00 GMT on Tuesday and, at its h...

Asbestos fear at Siteserv fire on Llandow Industrial Estate

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  • November 6, 2013
Police warn residents living within a two-mile radius of a "significant" blaze at a recycling plant to keep doors and windows shut amid fears asbestos could be burning. Officers say the fire at Siteserv on the Llandow Industrial Estate, Vale of Glamo...

Firefighters called to Ripon fire station blaze

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  • November 6, 2013
Firefighters in North Yorkshire were alerted to flames at one of their own stations when an automated alarm was triggered. The fire, at Ripon Fire Station on Stonebridgegate, triggered an alarm system in the early hours. One fire engine was badly dam...

Slaithwaite Fire Station burgled on day of strike

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  • November 6, 2013
Thieves broke into a fire station and stole rescue equipment valued at £20,000 on the day of a national firefighters' strike. Slaithwaite Fire Station was targeted between 17:30 GMT and midnight on Friday, West Yorkshire Police said. Members of the ...

Firefighters to strike again on 13 November

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  • November 6, 2013
Firefighters in England and Wales are to strike on 13 November, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced. The four-hour walkout from 10:00 GMT by union members will be the fourth in recent weeks. They are striking over a row with the government, w...

Cambridgeshire's fire authority to conduct pay review

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  • November 6, 2013
The chairman of Cambridgeshire's fire authority has ordered an "urgent" pay review after the fire minister criticised the service's high salaries. Minister Brandon Lewis said it was "not clear" why Graham Stagg was the fifth highest paid fire chief i...

South Croydon train fire: 100 evacuated from Southern train

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  • November 6, 2013
About 100 passenger fled a fire that broke out on a train at South Croydon station. In a statement, Southern Trains said the London Victoria to Gatwick Airport service had reports of smoke underneath one of the carriages at 09:20 GMT. Two lines were ...

Man trapped by a lift in Bolton 'seriously injured'

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  • November 6, 2013
A man has been airlifted to hospital after his legs were trapped by a lift in Bolton town centre. The 34-year-old lift engineer was working on top of the lift with his legs "dangling" over the side when it moved upwards and trapped his legs. Firefigh...

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