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Majestyk fire: Arson suspect mistakenly released by court security

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  • October 4, 2014
A man accused of setting fire to a former Leeds nightclub was mistakenly released from court custody. Stuart Jefferson, 32, of Broadlee Street, Leeds, denied starting the fire at the Majestyk when he appeared at Leeds Magistrates' Court on Thursday. ...

Crews tackle Llandudno seafront hotel fire

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  • October 4, 2014
Firefighters have put out a blaze at a hotel on Llandudno seafront. It broke out in an electrical unit on the lower ground floor of the White House Hotel, St George's Crescent, at 17:15 BST. Two fire crews from the Conwy town and one aerial ladder pl...

Hereford and Worcester Fire Service cuts two engines

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  • October 4, 2014
Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue service is to cut two fire engines from its fleet, with the loss of 38 full-time firefighters. It had originally proposed to scrap 10 engines across the two counties and cut 44 jobs. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU...

London's Liverpool Street station evacuated in fire alert

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  • October 4, 2014
London's Liverpool Street station was evacuated after firefighters were called to reports of smoke coming from a fast food restaurant.  London Fire Brigade (LFB) said it was called to reports of smoke coming from a Burger King in the station concour...

Crathorne Hall fire: Yarm hotel badly damaged in blaze

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  • October 4, 2014
A Grade II-listed hotel in the North East has been badly damaged in a fire. It ripped through the roof of Crathorne Hall, at Yarm, on Wednesday morning. It took firefighters until about 16:30 BST to bring the blaze under control. All of the guests an...

Majestyk fire: Man arrested after ex-nightclub badly damaged

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  • October 4, 2014
A fire has badly damaged the former Majestyk nightclub in Leeds. Dozens of firefighters worked through the night to tackle the blaze at the Grade II-listed premises, the home of the Majestic cinema in the 1920s. A 32-year-old man has been arrested bu...

Teenagers rescue pensioner from fire in Liverpool

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  • October 4, 2014
A pensioner from Liverpool has said she owes her life to three teenagers who rescued her from a house fire.  Sylvia Flynn was watching television in her living room unaware that a chip pan fire had engulfed her kitchen. But three 15 year-olds spott...

Postman admits setting fire to undelivered mail

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  • October 4, 2014
A postman who made a three-foot bonfire out of thousands of undelivered letters and packets has been given a suspended prison term. Dean Bestwick, 23, from Cedar Avenue, Alfreton in Derbyshire pleaded guilty to arson at Derby Crown Court. The court h...

Torquay flats evacuated over fire risk

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  • October 4, 2014
Residents have been moved out of flats in a Devon seaside resort after it was judged a fire risk. Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service investigated after a blaze in a flat at former Bishops Court Hotel, Torquay. The fire service, which issu...

Porth fire station to close following review

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  • October 4, 2014
A fire station in Porth in the south Wales valleys is to close following a review of the brigade. Members of South Wales Fire Authority voted 17-3 in favour of closing the station at a meeting on Monday. They said the decision was about keeping the r...

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