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Smoking warning after three house fire deaths

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  • June 6, 2014
The Fire and Rescue Service has warned of the dangers of smoking in the home following three deaths in separate accidental house fires in recent days. In at least two of the incidents, smoking materials may have contributed, according to the fire ser...

Explosion and fire at Dutch Shell chemical plant

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  • June 6, 2014
A fire triggered by an explosion at a Shell chemical plant in the Netherlands has been brought under control. Television footage showed flames and smoke pouring from the plant in Moerdijk, south of Rotterdam. Fire crews managed to extinguish the blaz...

Teenage driver trapped under car on cliff edge

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  • June 6, 2014
A teenager became trapped under his car close to a cliff edge after his vehicle left a coastal road near Weston-super-Mare. The car left the Kewstoke Toll Road and crossed an area of scrubland before stopping close to a 40ft (12m) drop. The 18-year-o...

Firefighter jobs at risk in West Sussex amid budget cuts

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  • June 6, 2014
The number of firefighters in West Sussex could be cut under draft plans to save £1.6m in the year 2015-16. How fire engines are crewed and staff shift patterns could also be altered, but all fire stations would stay open. West Sussex Fire and Rescu...

Charlotte Leslie MP criticises police over Bristol arson attacks

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  • June 6, 2014
A Conservative Bristol MP is calling on the police to link a number of arson attacks across the West region. Yate Magistrates' Court, a military base in Clifton and the new police firearms training centre in Portishead, are three of the buildings tar...

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