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Cambridgeshire firefighters alarm response only after 999 call

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  • May 9, 2013
Firefighters will no longer respond to automatic alarms during working hours at 21,000 properties in Cambridgeshire until a 999 call is made. Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue has sent out letters revealing that 98% of call outs in the past year proved ...

World games police football team row 'nearing resolution'

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  • May 9, 2013
A row that threatened the Police Service of Northern Ireland's football team's participation in the World Police and Fire Games appears to be nearing resolution. The PSNI football team had been told by management that they would not be entered for ga...

Dhaka collapse: Death toll tops 900, as new fire kills eight

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  • May 9, 2013
At least 912 people are now known to have died in last month's collapse of a building near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, officials say. They say rescuers pulled 94 bodies early on Thursday from the eight-storey Rana Plaza in Savar. Most of the victi...

Prestatyn family fire murders: Calls for fire exits review

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  • May 9, 2013
A review of regulations to ensure all homes have adequate fire exits has been called for after five members of a family died following a house fire in Prestatyn, Denbighshire. Lee-Anna Shiers, her nephew Bailey, four, niece Skye, two, partner Liam Ti...

Eight dead in Bangladesh garment factory blaze

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  • May 9, 2013
A fire in a garment factory in the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, has killed at least eight people, police say. Officials said the blaze took place overnight in the Mirpur industrial district. It comes with the issue of industrial safety in Bangladesh un...

40 wards to fail six-minute response after fire cuts

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  • May 9, 2013
Fire crews will be unable to reach an extra 40 London wards within the six-minute target if plans to close 12 fire stations go ahead, it has been claimed. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said the 40 wards would join 267 wards currently performing outside t...

West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester firefighters tackle moorland fires

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  • May 9, 2013
Firefighters tackling areas of moorland fires are hoping the weather will help prevent further outbreaks. About 90 firefighters from two counties tackled the fires between Mytholmroyd, in West Yorkshire, and Littleborough, Greater Manchester. At its ...

Prestatyn family fire murders: Melanie Smith jailed for 30 years

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  • May 9, 2013
A woman who began a fire which killed five members of a neighbouring family must serve a minimum of 30 years. Mother-of-five Melanie Smith, 43, set Lee-Anna Shiers' pushchair alight in a row over a shared hallway. Ms Shiers, 20, her nephew Bailey, fo...

Men go on trial over Sharkey fire deaths in Helensburgh

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  • May 9, 2013
The jury in the trial of two men accused of murdering a man and his two children in a deliberate fire has heard of the family's last moments together. Thomas Sharkey, 21, and eight-year-old Bridget died in the blaze at their home in Helensburgh in Ju...

Out of control bonfire destroys Cambridgeshire home

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  • May 9, 2013
An out-of-control bonfire has destroyed a house, a workshop and three cars. Seven crews were called to Straight Drove in Coveney, Cambridgeshire, at 19:40 BST on Tuesday. The blaze took three hours to extinguish and was fanned by strong winds, causin...

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