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Coventry flats fire treated as suspicious

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  • November 17, 2011
A fire in a block of flats in Coventry in which a 52-year-old woman had to be rescued is being treated as suspicious. The fire happened at about 23:30 GMT on 14 November in Weymouth Close, in the Willenhall area of the city. Police said nobody was se...

River Avon ladders and grab chains should be fixed, report says

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  • November 17, 2011
A report into safety along the River Avon in Bath has asked for ladders and missing grab chains to be repaired. It follows the deaths from drowning of three people, between Windsor Bridge and Churchill Bridge, in recent years. The findings by the Roy...

Driver killed in car fire in Burton-on-Trent

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  • November 17, 2011
A man has died after a car he was driving ended up in a ditch and caught fire in Staffordshire. The incident happened in Craythorne Road in the Stretton area of Burton-on-Trent at about 11:30 GMT. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said th...

Dublin fire risk flats developer Tom McFeely jailed

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  • November 17, 2011
A County Londonderry developer behind a Dublin apartment block deemed a fire hazard, has been jailed for three months. Dublin's High Court also ordered Tom McFeely to pay a 1m euro-fine by next March. The court ruled that McFeely had failed to comply...

Fire chief sorry for mineshaft death of Alison Hume

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  • November 17, 2011
Strathclyde Fire and Rescue has apologised over the death of a woman who fell down a mineshaft in Ayrshire. Alison Hume, 44, lay for six hours after health and safety rules delayed a rescue at Galston in 2008. The fire service had initially refused t...

Toxic attack response tested in Southampton

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  • November 17, 2011
An exercise to test how emergency services would deal with a toxic attack is taking place in Southampton. Police, fire and rescue and ambulance services are responding to an imaginary scenario involving a lone extremist underneath the Itchen Bridge. ...

Fire at Windermere Aquatic in Bowness investigated

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  • November 17, 2011
A fire at a pleasure boat storage facility in the Lake District is being investigated. Up to 90 vessels were stored at the Windermere Aquatic site at Bowness-on-Windermere when firefighters were called at about 19:30 GMT on Wednesday. No-one was inju...

Leicester pub fire attack pictures released

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  • November 17, 2011
New CCTV footage of a man police want to identify in connection with an assault which left two men with burn injuries has been released. The attack happened at about 00:40 BST on 25 October at the Rainbow and Dove pub in Charles Street, Leicester. A ...

Cigarette safety standards tightened across EU

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  • November 17, 2011
New cigarette safety standards have come into force in an attempt to cut the number of people killed in house fires. They mean that every cigarette sold in the EU must meet a reduced ignition propensity (RIP) requirement. Cigarette paper must have sp...

Jersey firefighters rescue pony from swimming pool

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  • November 16, 2011
A pony has been rescued from a swimming pool in an incident attended by island fire crews. A couple raised the alarm after they found the pony had broken through a fence around its paddock and fallen into their pool in St Peter. They held the pony in...

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