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Nottinghamshire Fire Service approves job and engine cuts

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  • October 4, 2014
A fire authority has approved plans to remove engines from two stations and cut 32 full and part-time posts in a bid to save £2.4m by 2017. Nottinghamshire Fire Authority voted in favour of removing one of two fire engines at Highfields station and ...

Beko fridge fire death: Coroner urges safety reform

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  • October 4, 2014
A coroner will urge reform of safety standards after a father died having saved his children from a fire caused by a faulty fridge-freezer. Santosh Benjamin-Muthiah died in November 2010 after he was overcome by smoke at his home in Wealdstone, north...

Chicago flights halted by fire 'set by air safety worker'

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  • October 4, 2014
A fire in an air traffic control facility that grounded all flights in and out of Chicago's two major airports was set by an employee, officials say. Brian Howard, 36, has been charged with one count of destruction of aircraft or aircraft facilities ...

North Wales fire service jobs warning over budget

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  • October 4, 2014
Losing around a quarter of north Wales' firefighter posts could be a "realistic scenario" without extra funding, its fire and rescue authority has heard.  The service has found £2.4m budget savings since 2011 but £3m more is needed over the next f...

Leicestershire Fire Service admits 'cuts will be noticeable'

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  • October 4, 2014
A fire chief has admitted planned cuts to the service may be noticed by the public, if they are implemented. Dave Webb spoke after Leicestershire's Combined Fire Authority (CFA) met to approve a three-month consultation over its need to save £7.5m....

Fire damages University of Kent building in Canterbury

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  • October 4, 2014
A fire has partially destroyed the Catholic Chaplaincy at the University of Kent. Crews were called to the building on St Thomas Hill, in Canterbury, at 02:30 BST. About 20 firefighters tackled the blaze on the first floor. Kent Police led two women ...

Bray house fire: Disabled man dies in suspected arson attack

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  • October 4, 2014
A disabled man has died in a suspected arson attack on his home in County Wicklow in the Republic of Ireland.  David Costigan, a 55-year-old wheelchair user, was inside his house in Oldcourt Avenue, Bray, when the fire started at about 04:30 local t...

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