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Aberdeen street cordoned off due to fire

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  • August 10, 2010
An Aberdeen street was cordoned off as firefighters tackled a blaze amid fears gas cylinders at the scene could explode. Two fire appliances along with a special unit were called to the incident at a garage, and Sunnybank Place was closed. Grampian P...

Lothian Fire chief says merger 'inevitable'

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  • August 10, 2010
Lothian and Borders new fire chief has said a merger of the country's fire and rescue services is "inevitable." Jimmy Campbell, who took up his post in July, believes the move is a foregone conclusion in the face of public sector cuts. Mr Campbell la...

Surrey wildlife charity warns of Chinese lantern danger

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  • August 10, 2010
A warning that Chinese lanterns could be dangerous to animals and livestock has come from Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT). It follows an incident where the charity's officers found eight lanterns in a field where cows were grazing. SWT said animals could...

Bonfire warning after vintage cars destroyed in Essex

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  • August 10, 2010
A fire service has warned of the danger of lighting bonfires after a collection of vintage cars were badly damaged in Essex. More than 20 firefighters spent two hours at Brookmans Farm, Lower Dunton Road, Brentwood, on Monday afternoon. Thirty cars w...

Anonymous writer plea over ski-slope shed fire death

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  • August 10, 2010
An anonymous letter writer has been asked to contact police about the death of a man at a Shropshire ski centre. Liam Wright, 19, from Telford, died in a shed fire at the Madeley Ski Slope in the town on 10 September, 1990. A man in his 30s was arres...

Fire damages furniture warehouse in Rotherham

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  • August 10, 2010
A fire has severely damaged a large warehouse used for storing flat pack furniture in South Yorkshire. Crews were called to the blaze on Monday evening at Don Street in the Westgate area of Rotherham and found the building well alight. A spokesman fo...

Inquiry into fire at derelict workshop in Newcastle

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  • August 10, 2010
Police and fire chiefs are investigating after a blaze gutted a derelict building in Newcastle. More than 50 firefighters took almost three hours to bring the fire, at Wincomblee Workshops in White Road, Walker, under control early on Tuesday. No-one...

Leeds man calls for better cinema seating for disabled

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  • August 10, 2010
A man with muscular dystrophy and his mother are campaigning for better seating for disabled people in cinemas. Christopher Beaumont, 21, who uses a wheelchair, was told he must move from the end of an aisle at a Vue cinema in Leeds because of fire r...

Crews called to fire at factory in Essex

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  • August 10, 2010
Firefighters were called to a fire at a factory containing 40 cars in Essex on Monday night. Four fire engines were called to the fire at the building at Brookmans Farm, Lower Dunton Road, Brentwood, at about 1545 BST. The entire building was alight ...

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