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Two men receive burns in pub fire in Surrey

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  • April 7, 2014
Two men were taken to hospital with serious burns following a fire at a pub in Surrey. The fire broke out in the second storey of the Wellington, High Street, Walton-on-Thames, on Saturday at 17:00 BST on Saturday. Four fire engines spent just over t...

Oxford and Cambridge firefighters in boat race clash

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  • April 7, 2014
Oxford and Cambridge firefighters are training for a charity rowing match ahead of the University Boat Race. Firefighter Darren Taylor organised the challenge as part of his build-up for a Pacific Ocean row in June. The two crews are due to take to t...

Fire breaks out at Frankie and Benny's at Ocean Terminal

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  • April 7, 2014
Dozens of people have been moved out of restaurants and a cinema at Ocean Terminal in Edinburgh after a fire broke out in a kitchen. The blaze happened in the grill area of Frankie and Benny's restaurant just after 21:00. Three fire appliances were c...

Firefighter Alan Brown dies in fall outside Bert's Bar in Edinburgh

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  • April 7, 2014
A man found dead outside an Edinburgh pub was an off-duty firefighter, it has emerged. Alan Brown, 46, fell into an outside basement area of Bert's Bar in William Street at about 01:40 on Friday. The watch manager's colleagues were called to the inci...

Thousands of chicks die in Devon fire

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  • April 7, 2014
Thousands of young chickens have died after a fire on a Devon farm. The fire swept through a chicken shed at Thorverton, near Crediton, killing about 3,500 chicks, Devon and Somerset Fire Service said. Fire crews extinguished the fire and removed a n...

Google-owned Nest halts sales of its Protect fire alarm

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  • April 7, 2014
Google-owned Nest has halted sales of its Nest Protect fire alarm after the firm found out that users could accidentally disable the device by waving their arms. The company said the feature, Nest Wave, which allows users to wave their arms to deacti...

Ex-Dorset fire chief David Bryant has jail term increased

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  • April 7, 2014
A former Dorset fire officer convicted of a sex attack on a boy of 14 almost 40 years ago has had his jail sentence increased by the Court of Appeal. David Bryant, 63, of Grove Road East, Christchurch, was convicted in December at Bournemouth Crown C...

Blaze in Sao Paulo favela leaves four people in hospital

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  • April 7, 2014
Four people have been injured in a huge fire which swept through a slum in eastern Sao Paulo on Wednesday. Two are children who suffered severe burns. They remain in intensive care. Karenina Velandia reports. Read More........... Reproduced under l...

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