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River Medway deaths prompt water safety campaign

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  • June 13, 2011
A campaign is under way to promote water safety following the death of two young people on Kent's River Medway. The initiative brings together emergency services, council chiefs and leisure centre providers. Alex Chappell, 12, died after getting into...

Man's body found after Stivichall house fire

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  • June 13, 2011
A man's body has been found in a house fire in Coventry. Firefighters were called to a severe fire in the ground floor of a semi-detached house in The Cheesils in Stivichall. It began at about 0800 BST and was quickly extinguished, the fire service s...

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue appoint new chief

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  • June 13, 2011
Wiltshire's deputy fire officer Simon Routh-Jones has been appointed as the county's new fire chief. Mr Routh-Jones has been acting as chief since the retirement of the previous manager, Andy Goves, in April. Robert Hall, the chairman of the fire aut...

Banbury man and dog saved from flat fire

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  • June 13, 2011
Two fire crews rescued a man and his dog from a burning first floor flat in Oxfordshire after neighbours smelt smoke and heard an alarm. Firefighters were called to Jubilee Court in Banbury on Sunday evening and found both the man and his pet unconsc...

Woman killed in car ditch crash near Adderbury

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  • June 13, 2011
A woman has died when her car went into ditch after a collision in Oxfordshire. Emergency services were called to the B4100 near Adderbury at about 2300 BST Sunday. Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service said a severely damaged car was fo...

Lisburn Hilden Mill fire 'started by vandals'

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  • June 13, 2011
A fire that caused extensive damage to a Victorian listed building in Lisburn was started deliberately, the environment minister has confirmed. Vandals got into Hilden Mill in May and set fire to plastic cables on the third floor. Sixty fire fighters...

Dorset heath fire reptile helpers sought

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  • June 13, 2011
Volunteers are being asked to help rescue reptiles which survived Dorset's largest heath fire for 35 years. Homes were evacuated as 200 firefighters tackled Thursday's blaze, which spread rapidly over one sq km (247 acres) of heath at Upton, Poole. D...

Woman suffers asthma attack in Kent house fire

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  • June 13, 2011
A woman had to be taken to hospital for treatment for an asthma attack after a fire broke out at her Kent home. Two crews were called to the property in Harold Road, Birchington, near Margate, at about 2230 BST on Sunday. Kent Fire and Rescue Service...

Pembroke Chevron oil refinery blast inquests adjourned

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  • June 13, 2011
Inquests have opened on four people killed in an explosion and fire at the Chevron refinery in Pembrokeshire. Julie Schmitz (nee Jones), 54, a fire guard from Pembroke, died with three men from Milford Haven. They were Dennis Riley, 52, Robert Broome...

Arson blamed for New York and Murton Social Club blaze

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  • June 13, 2011
A fire which gutted at North Tyneside social club is being treated as arson, police have said. Emergency services were called to the blaze at the New York and Murton Social Club in the early hours of Sunday. No-one was hurt in the incident but the in...

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