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Grosvenor Square building collapse leaves man dead

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  • April 15, 2014
A man working on a construction site in central London has died after a building partially collapsed. The man, thought to be in his early 30s, died at the site, a former US naval building in Grosvenor Square, after the collapse at 15:45 BST. At least...

Grass fires cost South Wales Fire Service £850,000 so far this year

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  • April 15, 2014
Fighting grass fires in south Wales has cost £850,000 so far this year and at least 90% were started deliberately, claim fire chiefs. Crews were called to several incidents over the weekend in Rhondda Cynon Taf and this week is regarded one of the b...

Colchester garrison fire: MP critical of 'lax security'

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  • April 15, 2014
The owner of a former military garrison that caught on fire on Saturday should be "held responsible for lax security", Colchester's MP has said. The fire engulfed a former stable block at the Roman Circus Walk site, which is being converted into hous...

Isle of Man 999 warning after 'costly' call-out

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  • April 15, 2014
The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service has warned against "reckless" use of the 999 system, after a "costly" false alarm near Douglas. Electricians failed to notify the emergency services last week that they would be testing a fire alarm system. A s...

Tiverton pub fire spreads to neighbouring properties

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  • April 15, 2014
A fire has broken out at a Devon pub, spreading to neighbouring buildings. The fire broke out at the Twyford Inn, Tiverton, at about 10:30 BST. The blaze then spread into the roof spaces of three terraced properties, the fire service said. There were...

Derbyshire fire chief Sean Frayne to stand trial for rape

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  • April 15, 2014
A trial date has been set for Derbyshire's chief fire officer who has been charged with raping a woman. Sean Frayne, who has been suspended from his post with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, is charged with one count of rape. The 47-year-old appe...

Chile fire in Valparaiso kills 12 and forces thousands to evacuate

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  • April 15, 2014
More than 10,000 people have been evacuated from Chile's port city of Valparaiso to escape a moving fire that has killed at least 12 residents. Some 1,200 firefighters are battling the large blaze, which has destroyed hundreds of homes since Saturday...

Chile fire in Valparaiso kills 12 and forces thousands to evacuate

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  • April 14, 2014
More than 10,000 people have been evacuated from Chile's port city of Valparaiso to escape a moving fire that has killed at least 12 residents. Some 1,200 firefighters are battling the large blaze, which has destroyed hundreds of homes since Saturday...

Norfolk/Suffolk police control room merger: PCC's alternative

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  • April 11, 2014
Suffolk's police and crime commissioner (PCC) has suggested creating one control room for all of the county's emergency services. The idea comes as Norfolk and Suffolk police forces consider a proposal to share one control room. Tim Passmore, Suffolk...

Fire crews fight major wildfire in Strathspey

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  • April 11, 2014
Dozens of firefighters have been battling a major wildfire on land in the Highlands since Wednesday afternoon. The moorland blaze on the Lochindorb Estate in Strathspey covered an area of 4sq km. At the height of the blaze 40 firefighters and 40 esta...

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