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Basingstoke hospital chemical spill burns staff

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  • July 3, 2014
A chemical spill at a hospital left two members of staff with burns. The men were badly injured in a store room in the Diagnosis and Treatment Centre at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital on Wednesday night. Firefighters sent to deal with the s...

FBU: 'Lives at risk' in Warwickshire firefighter cuts

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  • July 3, 2014
Lives could be at risk if the number of firefighters on each fire engine is reduced from five to four, according to the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service has proposed the change as part of measures to save £2.4m. The un...

Firefighters to join one-day public sector strike

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  • July 3, 2014
Firefighters in England and Wales will join a one-day strike by public sector workers on 10 July, the Fire Brigades Union has announced. More than a million council staff, health workers, teachers and civil servants are expected to take industrial ac...

Tilbury Docks grain terminal conveyor belt damaged in fire

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  • July 3, 2014
A rubber conveyor belt more than 450ft (150m) long at a grain terminal in an Essex port has been damaged by fire. Six fire engines and two fire tugs were earlier sent to the dockside terminal at the Port of Tilbury. The incident commander with Essex ...

'Five-fold rise' in fuse board fires in London

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  • July 3, 2014
Fires sparked by fuse boards in London have risen five-fold in the last five years, according to the city's fire service. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said there were 253 incidents in 2013-14, compared to 54 in 2009-10. LFB said fuse boards with faulty ...

GM recalls 428,211 more vehicles amid safety concerns

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  • July 3, 2014
General Motors is recalling nearly half a million vehicles in the US amid concerns over faulty air bags and other issues, the company has said. Among the 428,211 vehicles recalled on Friday are the Chevrolet Cruze, Silverado and GMC Sierra. Problems ...

Manchester firefighter death: Girl, 15, appears in court

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  • July 3, 2014
A 15-year-old girl has appeared in court over a blaze in Manchester's Northern Quarter that killed a 38-year-old firefighter. Stephen Hunt was among 60 firefighters called to the fire at Paul's Hair World, Oldham Street, in July. The accused, who can...

Probe into tenement blaze in Pollokshields in Glasgow

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  • July 3, 2014
An investigation is under way into the cause of a fire at tenement flats in the south side of Glasgow. Firecrews were called to the three-storey building in Maxwell Road, in the city's Pollokshields area, shortly before 22:00 on Thursday. Flats in th...

Fourteen killed in India gas pipeline blast

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  • July 3, 2014
At least 14 people have died after a pipeline carrying gas exploded in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, a senior minister has said. Flames could be seen erupting from a pipeline of the Gas Authority of India Limited (Gail) in East Godavar...

Bletchley gas cylinder explosion damages four homes

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  • July 3, 2014
Four homes were damaged when a gas cylinder exploded in a garage. The LPG cylinder landed about 20m (66ft) away and sparked fires which destroyed the garage and damaged neighbouring homes and a car in Turnberry Close, Bletchley, Bucks. The force of t...

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