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Flooding shuts Arrowe Park Hospital's A&E unit

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  • June 14, 2014
A hospital's accident and emergency unit had to be shut to patients because of flash flooding. Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said the adjoining all-day health centre at Arrowe Park Hospital was also affected earlier. Both h...

Felixstowe fire station loses all full-time cover

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  • June 14, 2014
A fire station will lose its full-time firefighters as part of a ongoing programme of cuts. Suffolk County Council has voted to cut the final four full-time officers at Felixstowe, despite opposition from the town council. Felixstowe's station will i...

Walsall Christmas Day flat fire murderer Susan Buckley jailed

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  • June 14, 2014
A woman who murdered her partner on Christmas Day by starting a fire in his flat has been told she must serve at least 17 years in jail. Susan Buckley, 57, was convicted on Friday at Wolverhampton Crown Court of murdering Geoffrey Carter, 58, of Sout...

The Holly Tree, Margate pub fire: Woman rescued

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  • June 14, 2014
A woman was rescued by firefighters after a large blaze broke out in a Margate pub. Emergency services were called to The Holly Tree on North Down Road at 08:55 BST following reports that smoke was coming out of the top of the building. Surrounding r...

London Mayor opens new fire training centre in Beckton

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  • June 14, 2014
London Mayor Boris Johnson has opened a new fire training centre in east London. The new centre in Beckton will, for the first time, be privately run, saving London Fire Brigade £66m. But there have been no new recruits to the fire brigade since 20...

'Large' blaze at Todd Waste Management in Thirsk

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  • June 14, 2014
Dozens of firefighters have been tackling a large blaze at a waste management complex in North Yorkshire. Crews were called just after 05:00 BST to the Todd Waste Management site on Thirsk Industrial Park. At its height about 40 firefighters were on ...

Hundreds evacuated after Leicestershire factory blaze

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  • June 14, 2014
Hundreds of staff had to be evacuated from a factory during a "large" chemical blaze in Leicestershire. More than 40 firefighters tackled the blaze when smoke was reported just after at 06:30 BST at GE Druck Limited, in Fir Tree Lane, in Groby. Leice...

Sixteen rescued from Portsmouth flat blaze

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  • June 14, 2014
Sixteen people had to be rescued from a seven-storey block of flats - including two from the roof - after a blaze broke out on the first floor of the building. One person was taken to hospital after the fire at Windsor House in Canal Walk, Portsmouth...

Suspicious fire badly damages Elphinstone Arms pub

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  • June 7, 2014
Police are appealing for information after a suspicious fire at a pub building in East Lothian. Emergency services were called to the Elphinstone Arms on the village's Main Street at about 02:00. No-one was injured, as the bar was closed in May, but ...

Fire at Carpetright showroom in Connswater retail park

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  • June 7, 2014
A large blaze that destroyed a furniture showroom in east Belfast was "extremely dangerous", the Fire and Rescue Service has said. The fire broke out at the Carpetright store at Connswater retail park at about 13:45 BST on Saturday. More than 40 fire...

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