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Firefighters' risk of heart attack to be studied

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  • December 5, 2012
Research is to be carried out to establish why firefighters have the highest risk of heart attack of all the emergency services. In spite of regular health and fitness checks, firefighters have been shown to be prone to cardiac arrest. The British He...

Hereford County Hospital fire safety measures 'inadequate'

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  • December 5, 2012
Fire safety measures at Hereford County Hospital are inadequate, according to Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service. An inspection last month found problems which mean there is a danger of fire spreading at the building. The service said an ...

What happened in the 1979 Manchester Woolworth fire?

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  • December 5, 2012
Artist Elizabeth Price has won the Turner Prize for her video installation, The Woolworths Choir of 1979, 2012. The work uses old music, photographs, video footage and text to depict a tragic fire at a Woolworth's branch in Manchester in 1979, in whi...

Dunston FC stand destroyed by arsonists

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  • December 5, 2012
A Tyneside football club has blamed "determined arsonists" for destroying a 200-seat stand at the second attempt. Dunston UTS FC in Gateshead has estimated the damage at £20,000 after the structure was torched on Monday. Chairman of the Northern Lea...

Atherstone fire: Warwickshire service 'failed to protect staff'

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  • December 5, 2012
Warwickshire Fire and Rescue failed to protect staff in the "greatest loss" of UK firefighters in a single incident in the last 30 years, a court has heard. Four firemen died as they tackled a blaze at a vegetable packing plant in Atherstone-on-Stour...

Man dies after Minehead house fire rescue

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  • December 5, 2012
A man who suffered serious injuries in a house fire has died. Firefighters managed to rescue the man from the property in Bowsprit Close, Minehead, on Friday evening. Five fire engines attended the scene and the man was treated by paramedics. The fir...

Leicester shisha cafe fire: Man charged

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  • December 5, 2012
A man has been charged with arson in connection with a fire at a shisha cafe in Leicester. Firefighters were called to a large fire at the Cloud 9 shisha cafe on 25 October at about 11:20 BST. The cafe was built on the roof of the Curzonia Knitwear f...

Woman, 91, dies in Manchester flat fire

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  • December 5, 2012
A 91-year-old woman has been found dead in a fire at a flat in Manchester. Fire crews were called to the fourth-floor flat at Ashfield Lodge, Palatine Road, Didsbury, at 00:23 GMT. A 47-year-old woman had escaped from the five-storey building and fir...

Ballycastle woman overcome by carbon monoxide fumes from fire

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  • December 5, 2012
A County Antrim woman is "lucky to be alive" after being overcome by carbon monoxide fumes, the Fire and Rescue Service has said. The 27-year-old was found unconscious by her friends at her home in Leyland Court, Ballycastle, at about 22:00 GMT on Mo...

Two arrests after fire destroys Surrey children's nursery

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  • December 3, 2012
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire destroyed a children's nursery in Surrey. The fire at Toad Hall Nursery, in Goldsworth Park, Woking, took place at about 03:30 GMT on Sunday. Surrey Police are treating it as suspicious an...

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