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Chelmsford chemical leak: Five taken to hospital

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  • October 3, 2013
Five people have been taken to hospital after a number of containers leaked an unknown hazardous substance at a addiction treatment centre in Essex. Firefighters were called to the centre in New London Road, Chelmsford, about 17:25 BST when staff beg...

Double-decker bus catches fire in Didsbury, Manchester

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  • October 3, 2013
Fire crews have extinguished a fire on a double-decker bus near to a university campus. The fire broke out at about 19:30 BST in Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, near to Manchester Metropolitan University, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said. Two...

Tennessee church bus crash leaves eight dead, police say

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  • October 3, 2013
At least eight people have been killed and 14 injured in a crash involving a bus and two other vehicles in the US state of Tennessee, police say. The church-chartered bus is reported to have blown a tyre and collided with a sport utility vehicle (SUV...

Fire crews tackle scrap yard blaze in Bridgend

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  • October 3, 2013
Four fire crews have tackled a large fire on an industrial estate in Bridgend, involving scrap cars. Around 20 vehicles were said to be well alight at a scrap yard on Brackla Industrial Estate. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to the b...

Essex Fire Service defends solar panel rather than staff-spend

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  • October 3, 2013
More money should be spent on staff rather than £2m being set aside for solar panels, firefighters claim. Essex Fire and Rescue Service currently has 28 fewer firefighters than the 822 budgeted for this year. It is now planning to spend £2m on sola...

Cambridgeshire fire chief return 'insensitive' says FBU

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  • October 3, 2013
The return of a fire chief to a job he retired from only a month ago has been branded "insensitive" by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). Graham Stagg left Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service in September and returned on Tuesday on his old salary. Kei...

Rescue attempt in fatal OAP fire at Glyn Padarn in Aberystwyth

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  • October 3, 2013
A neighbour tried to save an elderly woman whose body was found following a blaze at a sheltered housing complex. The fire started in a ground floor flat at Glyn Padarn, Llanbadarn Fawr in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, just before 20:30 BST on Tuesday. Th...

Wickham Market pub fire: Landlord John Parnell released from police bail

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  • October 3, 2013
A landlord who was arrested after a fire seriously damaged his Suffolk pub, has been released from police bail. The fire broke out at The George on High Street, Wickham Market, in the early hours of 18 April. Landlord John Parnell, 59, of Elmswell, w...

Hanged firefighter: Open verdict on Martin Sibley death

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  • October 3, 2013
Nobody will ever know what "was going through the mind" of a firefighter found hanged at home, a coroner has said. Martin Sibley, 48, was pronounced dead by paramedics at his Colchester home in June. The inquest in Chelmsford heard Mr Sibley had been...

Scottish Borders police and fire amalgamation cash projects chosen

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  • October 3, 2013
A rebate of more than £1m from amalgamating police and fire operations into single national services has been allocated in the Borders. Councillors have agreed a range of projects across the region which will benefit. Amongst the schemes sharing the...

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