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Multi-vehicle crash closes A75 near Twynholm

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  • August 30, 2013
A crash involving three cars and an articulated lorry has closed the A75 road near to Twynholm. Police said "several" people had been taken to hospital as a result of the accident but their injuries were not thought to be life-threatening. The incide...

Derbyshire fire strike cover plan faces shortfall

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  • August 30, 2013
A move to recruit fire strike cover in Derbyshire has reached only just over half its original target. Last month managers said they would give basic training to 65 people to help provide a legal minimum service. The Fire Brigades' Union (FBU), which...

Pony killed in Ogwell barn 'arson'

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  • August 30, 2013
A barn fire which killed a pony is believed to have been started deliberately, the fire service says. The blaze ripped through the 30m by 50m (100ft by 165ft) structure in Ogwell, Newton Abbot, causing more than £200,000 worth of damage. Fire crews ...

Woman charged over fire at St Austell home for the vulnerable

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  • August 30, 2013
A 21-year-old woman accused of arson with intent to endanger life after a fire at a home for vulnerable people in Cornwall has been remanded in custody. Eleven people were evacuated from the sheltered accommodation on Eastbourne Road in St Austell on...

Cooking caused fatal Poole house fire

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  • August 30, 2013
A fire at a house in Dorset in which a man died was caused by cooking, an investigation has found. The fire broke out in the kitchen of the semi-detached home in Beamish Road, Canford Heath, on Tuesday afternoon. The man in his 60s was rescued by fir...

Portishead police firearms training centre fire investigation 'days away'

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  • August 30, 2013
An investigation into the cause of a blaze which seriously damaged a police firearms training centre is not likely to start for several days. The fire at the £16m centre at Black Rock, Portishead, was spotted early on Tuesday by a passing police off...

Cattedown Wharves cargo boat machinery fire

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  • August 30, 2013
Firefighters have tackled a blaze on a cargo boat in Plymouth. The fire started in the engine of a mechanical digger in the ship's hold, which also contained wood chippings. Crews from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service were called to Cattedo...

Firefighters back industrial action in pensions row

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  • August 30, 2013
Members of the Fire Brigades Union have voted in favour of industrial action, in a dispute over pensions. The move could trigger the first national firefighters' strike in more than a decade. FBU members in England, Scotland and Wales were balloted, ...

Smoke fills Holland Park Tube station

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  • August 30, 2013
A passenger who was stuck on a Tube train which was filling with smoke has said she thought she was going to die. The Central Line train was held at Holland Park station after the train began to fill with smoke, believed to have been caused by the br...

Private munitions collection damaged in Walton-on-the-Naze barn blaze

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  • August 30, 2013
A private munitions collection has been damaged in a blaze which gutted a 19th Century listed farm building. The barn in Old Hall Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze stored inert rockets, shells, landmines, fuel and cylinders. Bomb disposal experts were called ...

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