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Family rescued from fire at Paisley Road West flats

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  • February 6, 2013
Two adults and a child have been rescued from a house fire in Glasgow. Emergency services were called to the blaze, in the first floor flat in Paisley Road West, at 09:15. A man, in his late 30s, is being treated for minor burns to his hands at the S...

Hampsthwaite house explosion man injured

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  • February 6, 2013
An elderly man has been badly injured in an explosion at a house in a village near Harrogate in North Yorkshire. He was rescued by neighbours after the blast caused a fire at the semi-detached house in Finden Gardens, Hampsthwaite, on Tuesday night. ...

World Police and Fire Games: Still no venue for opening ceremony

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  • February 6, 2013
No venue has been found for the opening ceremony of the World Police and Fire Games in Northern Ireland despite there being less than six months to go. The Ulster Branch of the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) has ruled out the use of Ravenhill. The...

Cambridgeshire and Suffolk fire service merger on hold

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  • February 6, 2013
Plans for a full merger between Cambridgeshire and Suffolk's fire services have been put on hold. The two fire authorities, who are both facing 12% cuts to their budgets over four years, had considered joining up in the hope of saving money. But Fred...

Families' anger over Southampton firefighter deaths

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  • February 6, 2013
The families of two firefighters who died in a tower block said lessons should have been learned from an earlier blaze which also killed two firemen. Jim Shears and Alan Bannon died fighting a fire at Shirley Towers in Southampton in 2010. A coroner ...

Shirley Towers inquest: Sprinklers recommended in high-rise buildings

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  • February 6, 2013
High-rise buildings of more than 30m (98ft) should be retro-fitted with sprinklers, a coroner has recommended. Keith Wiseman made the statement following the inquest into two Southampton firemen who died fighting a fire in a block of flats. The blaze...

Midland fire service cuts questioned in Parliament

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  • February 6, 2013
Budget cuts facing the West Midlands Fire Service have been questioned in Parliament. Jim Cunningham, MP for Coventry South, asked why the service was facing "cuts of nearly 19%" despite having a high incident rate. Local Government Minister Brandon ...

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