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Edmund Morrison, 91, dies following Port Erin fire

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  • March 1, 2014
An elderly man has died in hospital two weeks after a major fire at his home in Port Erin. Edmund Morrison, 91, was rescued from the blaze along with his wife on 14 February. They were taken to Noble's Hospital where Mr Morrison died on Friday. Polic...

Man, woman and child treated after Edinburgh flat fire

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  • March 1, 2014
A child, a woman and a man have been taken to hospital after an early morning fire in a flat in Edinburgh. Fire crews were called to the property in Elbe Street in Leith at about 05:00. It is believed the blaze started in a chip pan. The three people...

Alloa firefighters recreate scene from 1888

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  • March 1, 2014
Firefighters in Alloa have recreated an image which shows their predecessors in action in 1888. The historical image was discovered by Clacks on Camera, a group which researches images and film from Clackmannanshire. It shows a group of firefighters ...

Cleveland fire shake-up petition presented

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  • March 1, 2014
A 6,000-signature petition has been presented to the House of Commons in protest at plans to reorganise fire services on Teesside. Cleveland Fire Brigade is facing a £6m budget cut with the Fire Brigades Union warning it will mean 130 of its almost ...

Doha, Qatar blast kills 12 and injures at least 30

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  • March 1, 2014
An explosion at a restaurant in the Qatari capital Doha has killed 12 people and injured at least 30, according to officials. Initial indications suggested a burst natural gas tank on top of a Turkish restaurant was to blame. It happened shortly afte...

Threatened Shropshire fire stations saved from closure

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  • March 1, 2014
Plans to close four rural fire stations to save money have been scrapped by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service. It had proposed shutting the retained stations at Baschurch, Clun, Hodnet and Prees to save about £390,000. The service needs to save £1...

India submarine INS Sindhuratna: Navy says missing sailors are dead

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  • March 1, 2014
Two sailors who went missing after an accident on board a submarine off the coast of Mumbai on Wednesday are dead, India's navy confirms. The INS Sindhuratna was being tested at sea when smoke triggered the automatic closure of hatches. Seven sailors...

Burning plastic at Horwich recycling plant blaze causes 'toxic' smoke

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  • March 1, 2014
Residents have been urged to keep doors and windows closed due to "toxic smoke" caused by a blaze at a recycling plant in Greater Manchester. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) were called to Horwich Loco Industrial Estate, off Chorle...

Teenagers rescued from deep mud in Poundbury

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  • March 1, 2014
Two teenagers were rescued after becoming stuck in deep mud while out dog walking in Dorset. They became stuck on Wednesday evening after walking in an area with deep patches of mud between solid ground. The stranded pair, who had become stuck up to ...

A55 minibus fire: Children escape unhurt

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  • March 1, 2014
Eleven children and three teachers have escaped unhurt from a fire which destroyed a minibus on the A55 on Anglesey. Fire crews from Holyhead and Rhosneigr were called to the scene on the westbound carriageway near Llangefni at 11:25 GMT. Police clos...

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