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Didcot B power station generating again after fire

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  • October 31, 2014
Part of Didcot B Power Station is generating electricity again after a switch-on operation likened to starting up the Starship Enterprise. It is understood the unit will produce about 350MW - roughly half its normal capacity of around 700MW. Station ...

Sleeping man rescued from chip pan fire in Rosemount, Londonderry

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  • October 31, 2014
A man who was asleep when a chip pan fire started at his home in Londonderry has been rescued by a passer-by. The blaze began at a flat in Meadow View Crescent in the Rosemount area of Londonderry at about 19:00 GMT on Wednesday. A man walking his do...

Investigation into Trowbridge Apetito food factory fire

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  • October 31, 2014
An investigation has begun to find how a "significant fire" at a factory in Wiltshire started. Fire crews spent eight hours tackling the blaze after being called to the Apetito food factory, on the Canal Road Industrial Estate, on Monday afternoon. T...

Fire Brigades Union: Welcome move over strike in Wales

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  • October 31, 2014
There could be an end in sight to the long-running series of strikes by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in Wales.  The union says a planned strike from Friday night will not now take place here after a proposal from the Welsh government over the issu...

Boy injured in fatal Penistone house fire dies

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  • October 31, 2014
A 12-year-old boy injured in a fatal house fire in South Yorkshire has died. Jack Sykes' father, Darren, 44, and nine-year-old brother Paul were killed in the fire at the house on Tennyson Close, Penistone, on 22 October. South Yorkshire Police said ...

Fire at building site near London Bridge

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  • October 31, 2014
London Bridge was closed and buses were diverted away from a 12-storey building when fire broke out behind scaffolding. London Fire Brigade (LFB) sent four fire engines to the blaze on King William Street shortly after 18:00 GMT. Photographs on socia...

Lurgan: Elderly woman dies in house fire

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  • October 31, 2014
An elderly woman has died in a house fire in Lurgan, County Armagh. Firefighters were called to Lurgan Tarry at 11:50 GMT on Monday, after a fire broke out in a mid-terrace house. Wearing breathing apparatus, the firefighters found the victim, who wa...

Crews still at scene of major warehouse fire in Glasgow

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  • October 31, 2014
Fire crews are continuing operations at a warehouse in Glasgow that was badly damaged in a major blaze.  Up to 50 firefighters worked through the night at the building, on Jessie Street, off Polmadie Road, after being called shortly before 17:00 on ...

Leyland school fire: Two boys plead guilty to arson

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  • October 31, 2014
Two boys have admitted causing a fire which severely damaged a school.  Parts of St Mary's Catholic Technology College in Leyland, Lancashire, were demolished after the blaze during last year's summer holidays.  The youths, who are aged 16 and 14 a...

Fire destroys Codford St Mary thatched cottages

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  • October 31, 2014
A fire spread through the roofs of a row of thatched cottages, destroying two homes. Crews were called to Codford St Mary High Street, near Salisbury, shortly before 17:00 GMT on Saturday by the owner of the property where the fire started.  Glyn Mo...

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