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Two killed in light aircraft crash in Leicestershire

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  • August 22, 2013
Two people were killed when a light aircraft crashed into a field in Leicestershire, police have confirmed. The plane came down close to a farm outside Wymeswold, near Loughborough, shortly before 20:00 BST on Wednesday. Officers said the pilot and a...

Attacks on Scottish firefighters in decline

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  • August 22, 2013
Official figures have been published showing a decline in the number of attacks on firefighters in Scotland. Scotland's Chief Statistician found that 80 incidents were recorded in the year 2012-13. That represented a decline of 32 incidents, or 32%, ...

Worksop recycling fire: Second blaze this month

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  • August 22, 2013
A fire has broken out at a recycling plant in Nottinghamshire for the second time this month. Wood and wood chippings caught fire at the recycling centre in Shireoaks Road, Worksop, on Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters warned residents nearby to stay...

Bredbury fire 'could take a week' to put out

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  • August 22, 2013
Fire crews may be tackling a blaze at a Greater Manchester recycling plant "for up to a week", the fire service said. The fire started on Tuesday night in Bredbury, Stockport. About 50 firefighters were dealing with the blaze at its height. A spokesm...

Winchester homes evacuated during house fire

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  • August 22, 2013
Ten homes had to be evacuated while firefighters tackled a blaze in Winchester that destroyed a house under construction. Nobody was hurt in the fire, which broke out in Hatherley Road at about 04:30 BST. The cause is not yet known. Neighbouring prop...

Cullompton barbecue blast injures teenager

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  • August 22, 2013
A boy has been airlifted to hospital with severe burns after a barbecue explosion at a house in Cullompton in Devon. White spirit had been used to light the flames, causing a flashover, Devon and Somerset Fire Service said. The 15-year-old victim was...

London Fire Brigade: Safety visits slash house fire risk for vulnerable people

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  • August 22, 2013
Vulnerable people are 18 times less likely to have a house fire if they have a safety visit by firefighters, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) says. Research from 400,000 visits in London over six years estimated safety visits led to 5,000 fires being pr...

Love is in the air at the World Police and Fire Games in Belfast

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  • August 22, 2013
They were called 'The Friendliest Games' but the World Police and Fire Games, which were held in Belfast earlier this month, were also the most romantic - with four engagements, two honeymoons and one couple who renewed their wedding vows. During the...

Malaysia crash: Toll rises to 37 after bus plunges into ravine

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  • August 22, 2013
At least 37 people are now known to have died after a packed bus plunged into a deep ravine near a Malaysian mountain resort, officials say. The bus, carrying dozens of passengers, crashed in the Genting Highlands in Pahang on Wednesday afternoon. It...

Guernsey Airport firefighters awarded 1.5% rise

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  • August 22, 2013
Guernsey Airport firefighters have been awarded a 1.5% pay rise by an industrial tribunal. Employees had registered a dispute with the States, their employers, in April after being told to expect a pay freeze for the second year running. They rejecte...

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