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West Midlands and Staffordshire fire services to share 999 calls

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  • April 2, 2014
Two fire brigades facing budget cuts will handle 999 calls from a shared control room. West Midlands and Staffordshire fire and rescue services are running the merged service from their base in Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, from Monday. Staffordshire au...

Three-lorry crash closes M42 in Worcestershire for 10 hours

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  • April 2, 2014
The M42 southbound in Worcestershire was closed for 10 hours between junctions two and three following a serious crash between three lorries. It has now reopened after "a large amount" of debris was cleared from the carriageway. James Hawkes from t...

Derbyshire fire chief Sean Frayne in court on rape charge

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  • April 2, 2014
Derbyshire's chief fire officer has appeared in court in Derby charged with raping a woman. Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court heard Sean Frayne allegedly raped the woman in Etwall, Derby, between 30 November 2006 and 1 January 2007. The 47-year-...

Fire destroys Phoenix Theatre and Studio in Lewes

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  • April 2, 2014
A massive fire has destroyed a theatre and studio complex in East Sussex. The blaze ripped through the Phoenix Theatre and Studio building on North Street in Lewes on Saturday evening. The fire service received 23 calls from members of the public who...

Man arrested after six injured in fire at Three Crowns Inn, Bangor

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  • April 2, 2014
A man has been arrested after another man was seriously injured and five people needed hospital treatment following a fire at a pub in Gwynedd. The man, in his thirties, was held on suspicion of arson after the blaze at the Three Crowns Inn in Well S...

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service reviews cover

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  • April 2, 2014
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is to review the fire cover it provides across the county. It is to look at the number of fire engines available for fires and other emergencies, where fire stations are and their staffing levels. The review is...

Hull march over fire service budget cuts

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  • April 2, 2014
Firefighters have marched through Hull to protest at budget cuts due to be implemented in April. Members of the fire authority approved £2.5m of cuts designed to balance its budget. An engine is to be cut from East Hull fire station and all engines ...

Portsmouth house fire: Five rescued from blaze

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  • April 2, 2014
Five people have been rescued from a house fire in Portsmouth. Hampshire firefighters were called to the three-storey building in Ophir Road, North End at 04:25 GMT. The five - all adults - were suffering from smoke inhalation and two were taken to Q...

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