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World Police and Fire Games football match abandoned

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  • August 6, 2013
A football match at the World Police and Fire Games, involving the PSNI and Marbella police, had to be abandoned after a number of Spanish players were shown red-cards. The over 35s game turned ugly and was abandoned with 15 minutes to go. The Spanis...

Crews tackle fire at Premier Waste in Perry Barr

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  • August 6, 2013
Firefighters have tackled a large fire involving 500 tonnes of paper at a recycling plant in Birmingham. At its height, 75 firefighters were deployed at Premier Waste on Walsall Road, Perry Barr. West Midlands Fire Service was called at about 02:50 B...

Fire at Stafford Hospital A&E unit

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  • August 6, 2013
Patients and staff had to flee a fire at a hospital's accident and emergency unit. The blaze at Stafford Hospital was spotted at 09:45 BST in an extractor fan on the building. Ambulances were diverted to other hospitals, while doctors assessed those ...

London fire cuts: Mayor gives plans green light

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  • August 6, 2013
Boris Johnson has overruled London Fire Brigade and has given the go-ahead for plans to close fire stations and cut hundreds of jobs. Ten fire stations and 552 firefighters' posts are due to go as part of plans to save £28.8m. The number of fire en...

Two women guilty of Birmingham manslaughter and arson

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  • August 6, 2013
Two women have been convicted of manslaughter and reckless arson after a fatal house fire in Birmingham. Tina Andrews, aged 30, from Camelot Way, Small Heath, was found guilty after a four-day trial at Birmingham Crown Court. Nussrat Khatoon, aged 39...

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