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Two in hospital after garage fire at Henllan, Denbigh

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  • March 25, 2014
Two men have been taken to hospital following a fire in a garage next to a row of bungalows. Fire crews were called to the blaze at Henllan, near Denbigh, at 17:23 GMT on Monday. A man in his 40s suffered burns to his hand while another man, in his 6...

Tyne and Wear Fire Authority station closure plan approved

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  • March 25, 2014
Fire chiefs in Tyne and Wear have voted to close three stations and axe 131 jobs. The fire authority want to make the cuts over the next four years to trim £8.8m from its budget. But it said under-threat Sunderland, Wallsend and Gosforth stations wo...

Warwickshire Fire Service jobs will go in cuts

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  • March 25, 2014
About 30 firefighter jobs are to go in Warwickshire as the fire service tries to save £2.4m over the next four years. Five control room staff will also be made redundant, the service said. It said jobs would be lost by not replacing staff that retir...

Up to 108 missing after US mudslide

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  • March 25, 2014
Authorities say they have 108 reports of people missing or unaccounted for after Saturday's huge landslide in the north-western US state of Washington. Eight bodies have been recovered so far after the 177ft (54m) wall of mud swept near the town of O...

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue criticised after surgery claim

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  • March 25, 2014
A fire authority has been criticised after reports its chief officer claimed £3,000 for private surgery. Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue's Mark Yates put the payment towards a £5,090 back operation, according to Freedom of Information data ...

Cotswold Airport's owner found guilty of safety breaches

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  • March 25, 2014
Cotswold Airport's owner has been found guilty of health and safety breaches, after the airport's fire chief died. Steve Mills, 45, was killed when a gas cylinder hit him on the head when it suddenly discharged, in 2011. He had been in his role at th...

Chicago airport train derailment injures 32

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  • March 25, 2014
A Chicago metro train has derailed at O'Hare International Airport, injuring 32 people, officials say. Early on Monday the train came off the tracks, crossed a platform and travelled part way up an escalator at one of the busiest airports in the US. ...

Teenager questioned over Millais School, Horsham fire

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  • March 25, 2014
A 16-year-old girl is being questioned by police investigating suspected arson at a girls' school in West Sussex. The fire badly damaged the top floor of Millais School in Depot Road, Horsham, on Thursday. The girl was arrested on Sunday, interviewed...

Poultry fire farm recovery 'will take 12 months'

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  • March 25, 2014
A poultry farmer who lost nearly 7,000 chickens in a shed fire, has said it will take a year for his business to recover. The free range laying hens were killed when a fire destroyed the Rosamondford Farm shed at Perkins Village, near Exeter, Devon, ...

Bottisham homes evacuated after shed blaze

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  • March 25, 2014
Three people were treated for breathing in smoke and four homes evacuated after a shed caught fire in a Cambridgeshire village. Five crews tackled the blaze at Beechwood Avenue, Bottisham, which began at just before 09:00 GMT. An eyewitness reported ...

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