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13,000 chickens die in Faceby shed fire

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  • January 30, 2015
About 13,000 chickens died when a fire broke out in a shed in North Yorkshire. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said firefighters were called to the scene at Faceby, between Northallerton and Middlesbrough, at about 01:20 GMT. Fire crews from Stokesle...

Fire crew helps to deliver baby in Stonehaven

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  • January 30, 2015
A fire crew helped to deliver a baby in Stonehaven. The Scottish Ambulance Service called in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to help gain access to the house as the mother-to-be was in labour. The head of the baby girl was already showing, and t...

Woman, 89, who died in Sorbie house fire is named

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  • January 30, 2015
Police have named the 89-year-old woman who died in a house fire in Dumfries and Galloway as Mona Stephenson. Neighbours rescued the woman from her home in Sorbie on Monday evening but she died at the scene. Officers from Police Scotland's major inve...

Chichester boarding school damaged in overnight fire

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  • January 30, 2015
A private boarding school in West Sussex has been damaged by fire. A quarter of the pre-prep building at Westbourne House School, Chichester, was affected by the fire at about 22:20 GMT on Tuesday. Flames were seen coming from the roof. The cause of ...

Shropshire children's home fire: Teenager's death was 'preventable'

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  • January 30, 2015
The death of a 17-year-old girl in a fire at a Shropshire children's home could have been prevented, according to a serious case review. The teenager, from Wolverhampton, died at Bryn Melyn Care Home at Bagley Marsh, near Ellesmere in December 2012. ...

Derbyshire fire chief rape trial: Letters 'meant to scare'

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  • January 30, 2015
The friend of a woman who said she was raped by Derbyshire's chief fire officer sent a letter to frighten him, a court heard. Sean Frayne, 48, denies attacking the woman in a Derbyshire pub in 2006, claiming the sex was consensual. The alleged victim...

Suffolk fire engine overturns in Onehouse

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  • January 30, 2015
A fire engine has overturned while it was on its way to deal with a road accident in Suffolk. The engine crashed at Onehouse near Stowmarket at about 09:00 GMT, knocking one crew member unconscious. Suffolk Police said ice may have been a factor and ...

Fire Brigades Union urges safety talks

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  • January 30, 2015
he deaths of some firefighters in the UK since 2004 "could and should have been prevented", a report has said. The report - commissioned by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) - looked into 14 deaths of firefighters in the last 10 years and warned "good p...

Second jury for Derbyshire pub rape trial

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  • January 30, 2015
A second jury has been hearing evidence in the case of a chief fire officer accused of raping a woman in a Derbyshire pub in 2006. The trial of Sean Frayne, 48, who denies the charge, was delayed after the first jury was discharged after a juror suff...

Lincolnshire fire ambulance project prompts union fears

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  • January 23, 2015
A union has called for more safeguards in a project where fire crews respond to medical emergencies in ambulances. The Joint Ambulance Conveyance Project (JACP), which began in September, has seen crews at three Lincolnshire fire stations called ou...

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