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Emergency control room decisions due

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  • January 30, 2014
Decisions are to due to be taken on plans to reduce the number of police and fire control rooms across Scotland. Police Scotland wants to close its control rooms in Aberdeen, Stirling, Dumfries, Glenrothes and Pitt Street in Glasgow. And the Scottish...

Man dies after house fire rescue in Bolton

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  • January 30, 2014
A 43-year-old man has died after he was injured in a house fire in Greater Manchester. Firefighters rescued the man from a mid-terraced property in Manchester Road, Bolton, at about 18:00 GMT on Wednesday. He was taken to hospital where he died. Poli...

Community centre plans for 1937 fire station at Gipton

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  • January 30, 2014
A 1930s fire station in West Yorkshire is to be sold and turned into a community centre. Gipton fire station in Leeds was earmarked for closure in 2011 when West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue's announced cost-cutting measures. The fire service said plans...

Residents jump to safety from Blackbird Leys house fire

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  • January 30, 2014
Five people have escaped from a house fire, which police believe was started deliberately, by jumping from a first floor window. Firefighters were called to the blaze on Mallard Close, Blackbird Leys, Oxford, at 02:45 GMT. A 33-year-old man sustained...

'Enough' consultation on police and fire control rooms

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  • January 30, 2014
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has insisted there has been enough consultation over plans to close police and fire control rooms in Aberdeen. It came after a group of north east SNP MSPs criticised what they said was a lack of talks. Aberdeen Sout...

Age discrimination case: David Dalziel loses fire service tribunal

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  • January 30, 2014
The former head of Grampian's fire service has lost an age discrimination case, the BBC Scotland news website has learned. David Dalziel, 62, held the Grampian post for eight years until it was merged into a single service. He applied to become the c...

Coventry police hunt for man who used fire death woman's bank card

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  • January 30, 2014
Police have issued CCTV pictures of a man who took £300 from the bank account of a woman who died in a house fire a month earlier. Officers said they were contacted by the mother of the victim, understood to be Amanda Richards, when she checked the ...

Eight killed in western India bus fire

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  • January 30, 2014
At least eight people have been killed after the bus they were travelling in caught fire in India's western state of Maharashtra, media reports say. The bus was travelling from Pune city in Maharashtra to Ahmedabad in Gujarat state when it collided w...

Heater link to Aberdare fire death of Emily Harris, 18

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  • January 30, 2014
A fire which killed a teenage girl while she was house-sitting for her grandparents may have been caused by an electric heater, an inquest has heard. Emily Harris, 18, died at her grandparents' house in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf as she looked after...

George Brown admits causing deaths of teenagers

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  • January 30, 2014
A Londonderry gas fitter has pleaded guilty to causing the deaths of two teenagers by carbon monoxide poisoning. Neil McFerran and Aaron Davidson were overcome by the gas at a holiday apartment in Castlerock, County Londonderry, in 2010. George Brown...

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