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Child fire deaths: Mick Philpott's mistress gives evidence

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  • February 13, 2013
The former mistress of a man accused of killing six of his children in a house fire has told a court how she and his wife spent alternate nights with him. The prosecution allege that Mick Philpott and his wife Mairead started the fire to try to "set ...

NI Fire Service: Ex-chief says whistle-blower 'right to do it'

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  • February 13, 2013
The former chief of the Fire Service, Peter Craig has been defending his actions at the organisation following a number of critical reports. Mr Craig denied he suspended former senior accountant Linda Ford for whistle-blowing when she reported financ...

Man arrested after Bromsgrove blaze

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  • February 13, 2013
A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a house fire in Bromsgrove. The fire broke out in a converted loft in a three-storey house in Worcester Road at about 03:40 GMT, destroying the roof and seriously damaging other parts of the propert...

North Yorkshire and Cornwall fire services to join forces

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  • February 13, 2013
North Yorkshire and Cornwall's fire services could share control rooms at busy times, such as during floods. A report going before North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority said it would make them more efficient and effective. The distance between th...

Trapped woman rescued from blaze in west Belfast

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  • February 13, 2013
A woman has been rescued by fire fighters from a house fire in west Belfast. The blaze at the property in Brooke Drive in the Blacks Road area broke out shortly before 02:00 GMT on Wednesday. Two men managed to escape but the woman was trapped at the...

NI Fire Service: Ex-chiefs to be questioned by MLAs

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  • February 13, 2013
Four men who held senior positions in the Fire Service are to be questioned by MLAs over financial irregularities and the handling of staff grievances. They are: former chief fire officers Colin Lammey and Peter Craig, ex-acting chief Louis Jones and...

Romsey arson victim's daughter appeals for help

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  • February 13, 2013
The daughter of an 83-year-old woman rescued from her Hampshire home following a suspected arson attack said it was a "miracle" she survived. Annie Sanger-Davies, 40, described how mother Elizabeth was rescued from her burning Romsey home early on Sa...

Lakanal House inquest: Victim told stay in burning flat

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  • February 13, 2013
A 31-year-old woman was told to stay inside her flat despite smoke coming through her floorboards, an inquest was told. Catherine Hickman was one of six people killed in a tower block fire in Camberwell, south-east London, in 2009. Jurors at Lambeth ...

Lancashire fire service set to save further £10m

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  • February 13, 2013
A further £10m worth of cuts may need to be made by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service in the next three years, its chief fire officer has warned. The service has already made £13m worth of savings since 2007, but if funding reductions continue it ...

Fire at a garage on Balthane Industrial Estate

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  • February 13, 2013
A number of homes and businesses were evacuated and roads closed after a fire at a classic car restoration business in the Isle of Man on Monday. Fire crews were called to a burning car outside a garage on the Balthane Industrial Estate at around 17:...

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