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Scottish firefighters operate overtime ban

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  • December 24, 2013
Members of the Fire Brigades Union in Scotland are operating an overtime ban in support of colleagues in England and Wales who are taking strike action. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said it was confident the action would have limited operatio...

Storm causes power cut for thousands across South West

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  • December 24, 2013
About 5,000 properties were left without electricity as gale-force winds and persistent rain battered the south-west of England. Western Power Distribution said the majority of the homes were now reconnected. Several flood warnings and alerts have be...

One treated after Edinburgh Royal Infirmary chemical spill

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  • December 24, 2013
One person is being treated following a chemical spill at a hospital. Twelve people attended accident and emergency and two wards were cleared as a precaution as firefighters dealt with the incident at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. The fire service said...

North Circular Road crash leaves three dead

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  • December 24, 2013
Two men have been arrested after three people died when a car collided with a lorry and caught fire. The Subaru Impreza was travelling on London's North Circular Road in Arnos Grove at about 00:30 GMT when it hit the central reservation. It crashed i...

Fire crews tackle serious house fire at Bwlchgwyn, near Wrexham

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  • December 24, 2013
Firefighters had to deal with ice and high winds as they tackled a serious house fire near Wrexham. The blaze gutted the family home in Bwlchgwyn at 18:36 GMT on Sunday. Three crews from Wrexham and crews from Johnstown, Buckley and Llangollen as wel...

Residents flee flats after blaze in Stewarton cafe

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  • December 24, 2013
Residents in an East Ayrshire town fled from their flats after a fire broke out in a ground-floor cafe. Fire crews were called to the blaze in Avenue Square, Stewarton, in the early hours of Monday morning. They checked flats on the above two floors ...

Boat sinks and vessels damaged in Strood Yacht Club blaze

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  • December 24, 2013
A motor boat has sunk and two other vessels were damaged during a major fire at a Kent yacht club. About 25 firefighters spent two hours tackled the blazing boats which were moored off Strood Yacht Club. Kent Fire and Rescue Service said crews were u...

Wolverhampton Strykers bowling alley destroyed by fire

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  • December 24, 2013
A fire has destroyed a closed-down bowling alley in Wolverhampton. The blaze at Strykers, which shut in October, started on Sunday evening and caused parts of it to collapse. About 100 firefighters were there at the height of the fire, which was brou...

Baby and girl in Christchurch flats fire rescue

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  • December 24, 2013
A baby and a girl were been rescued from a second-floor window after a fire broke out in a block of flats. Fire crews used a ladder to reach the seven-year-old girl and baby, aged about five months old. The blaze started in a communal hallway on the ...

Kenya train crashes into homes in Nairobi's Kibera slum

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  • December 24, 2013
At least 10 people have been injured by a freight train that crashed into homes in the Nairobi slum of Kibera. The train derailed while passing through the slum - one of Africa's largest - on its way to Uganda. Rescuers cleared space in the crowded s...

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