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Work on North Norfolk Council offices to cost £750,000

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  • December 29, 2011
More than £750,000 will need to be spent on the offices of a Norfolk council over the next five years to bring them up to scratch and meet safety standards, says a report. A report to North Norfolk Council's cabinet warns of safety concerns at t...

Man, 55, dies in house fire in Tewkesbury Walk, Newport

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  • December 29, 2011
A man has died in a house fire in Newport, say Gwent Police. Fire crews and police were called to a three-storey terraced property in Tewkesbury Walk close to the city centre at about 11:40 GMT on Wednesday. The blaze was out on their arrival but the...

Oxford woman and baby rescued from smoke-filled house

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  • December 29, 2011
A woman and her baby were rescued from a burning building in Oxford after becoming trapped in a first-floor bedroom. The woman handed her child to a neighbour out of the window of her bedroom in Bulan Road, Headington, during the fire on Wednesday ev...

Russian nuclear submarine, Yekaterinburg, in dock fire

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  • December 29, 2011
A fire has broken out during repairs to a Russian nuclear submarine at a dock near the northern port of Murmansk. The Russian Emergency Ministry said there had been no leak of radiation, and nobody was injured. The Yekaterinburg submarine was being r...

Isle of Sheppey fire leaves two families homeless

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  • December 29, 2011
Two families have been forced to leave their homes following a fire on the Isle of Sheppey on Christmas Day. It broke out at about 19:30 GMT outside a house in North Road, Queenborough, and quickly spread under the property, causing a gas leak. The f...

West Midlands fire service trials smaller response cars

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  • December 29, 2011
Parts of the West Midlands are to trial sending smaller fire engines to low-level incidents in a bid to save money. The specially fitted Range Rovers, with a crew of three, will attend incidents such as rubbish and grass fires, and car fires on open ...

Man dies in house fire in Tewkesbury Walk, Newport

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  • December 29, 2011
A man has died in a house fire in Newport, say Gwent Police. Fire crews and police were called to a three-storey terraced property in Tewkesbury Walk close to the city centre at about 11:40 GMT on Wednesday. The blaze was out on their arrival but the...

Copper thieves target empty West Yorkshire mills

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  • December 29, 2011
Firefighters are taking action to stop metal thieves destroying West Yorkshire's industrial heritage. Over three years more than 80 mills in the county have been damaged in fires. Of those, 60 were started deliberately. The fire service said metal th...

Cantley flat fire which killed man and dog 'suspicious'

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  • December 29, 2011
A fire at a flat in South Yorkshire which killed a man and a dog is being treated as suspicious by detectives. Firefighters went to the property in Cantley early on Christmas Eve and found the bodies. The man has not been formally identified but is t...

Tayside Police appeal over Kinross fires

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  • December 28, 2011
Police have appealed for help tracing a youth and a group of children following fires in Kinross. Detectives and firefighters have been investigating a series of incidents which have seen properties and cars damaged over the past two weeks. A teenage...

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