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Smoke advice over Sherburn-in-Elmet tyre fire clean-up

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  • February 2, 2014
More smoke will come from a huge tyre fire as clean-up teams begin removing debris, residents have been warned. The fire, involving more than 15,000 tonnes of tyres, started on 16 January at the Newgen Recycling Centre in Sherburn-in-Elmet near Leeds...

Threatened Shropshire fire stations face reprieve

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  • February 2, 2014
A fire service says it has scrapped recommendations to close four fire stations because it has found "better ways of saving money". Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service needs to make cuts of up to £1.7m by 2020. The service had considered the closure ...

Fire at Watford church blamed on arsonists

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  • February 2, 2014
A fire which badly damaged a church in Watford has been blamed on arsonists. Police believe the fire at the Derby Road Baptist Church was started between 07:00 and 09:00 GMT. Det Insp Matt Phillips, of Hertfordshire Police, said his officers were wor...

Somerset fire service pumping three million litres of floodwater per hour

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  • February 2, 2014
The Environment Agency has warned that high tides and gale-force winds could cause water levels to rise even higher in those areas affected by flooding. Floodwaters remain high in the Somerset levels with the emergency services assisting with pumpin...

Rock fall store trapped man, 96, freed

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  • February 2, 2014
A man was who trapped in the remains of a shop after a rock fall caused part of the building in East Sussex to collapse has been freed. The rock fall happened at the rear of the shop in White Rock, Hastings, at about 12:30 GMT. Insp Lee Lyons, from S...

Avon Fire and Rescue to close five fire stations

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  • February 2, 2014
Avon Fire and Rescue Service is planning to close five fire stations in the Bristol area to save money. Keynsham and Brislington stations would be replaced by a new station on Avon Ring Road and Southmead and Patchway stations would also be replaced....

Driver rescued from rising ford in Kenilworth

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  • February 2, 2014
A driver has been rescued from "rapidly rising water" in a Warwickshire ford, the fire service has said. Crews received a phone call from the man, who was trapped in the "fast flowing" ford at Finham Brook, Castle Road, Kenilworth, at 02:55 GMT. Offi...

Humberside Fire Service to lose engines after budget cut

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  • February 2, 2014
The number of fire engines will be reduced and some stations will be closed as part of a budget cut by Humberside Fire and Rescue Service. Members of the fire authority approved the measures as part of £2.5m of savings designed to balance its budget...

Inverness hub could create jobs, says Kenny MacAskill

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  • February 2, 2014
A new hub that would be available for co-ordinating major incidents and events could create new jobs, Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has said. The National Control Centre for Scotland in Inverness would have 47 staff. Mr MacAskill said there was p...

MSPs seek views on Scottish Fire Service shake-up

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  • February 2, 2014
Scots will be asked to give their views on their local fire service after a major shake-up last year. A committee of MSPs also wants to know if the public thinks the service has improved after the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was established. Jus...

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