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Firefighters to strike for ninth time since September

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  • January 3, 2014
Firefighters in Wales staged a fresh strike on Friday in their long-running dispute with the UK government over pensions. Fire Brigades' Union (FBU) members walked out for two hours at 06:30 GMT - the ninth stoppage since September. Strikes took plac...

Smoke alarms help save Anglesey fire couple

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  • January 3, 2014
An elderly man and woman were rescued from an Anglesey house fire after being alerted by smoke alarms. The pair - both in their seventies - needed hospital treatment for smoke inhalation, but have since been released. Crews from Llangefni and Menai B...

'Fast Eddie' pursuit and trial cost public £30,000

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  • January 3, 2014
Almost £30,000 of taxpayers' money was spent on bringing to justice a security guard who stole £1.17m and spent 19 years on the run in the United States. Eddie Maher, 58, was jailed for five years last March for stealing a security van containing...

Woman and boy charged with arson after Lowestoft fire

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  • January 3, 2014
A woman and a teenage boy have been charged with arson with intent to endanger life following a house fire in Suffolk. A man and his dog managed to escape from the fire on Britten Road, Lowestoft, in the early hours of Monday. Claire Harris, 32, of B...

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