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Burscough explosion: Chemical firm fined after three injured

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  • October 5, 2013
A chemical firm has been fined £150,000 after three workers suffered serious injuries in an explosion. Personnel Hygiene Services (PHS) Ltd pleaded guilty at Liverpool Crown Court to a health and safety breach in October 2010. Three employees suffer...

Leicester fatal fire: Seven appear in court for murder

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  • October 5, 2013
Seven people have appeared in court charged with the murder of a mother and her three children who died in a house fire in Leicester. Kemo Porter, 18, Nathaniel Mullings, Jackson Powell, Aaron Webb, all 19, Akeem Jeffers, 21, Shaun Carter, 24, and a ...

East Sussex fire service 'still putting at lives at risk'

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  • October 5, 2013
Firefighters in East Sussex are still being put at unnecessary risk because of a lack of training and resources, the Fire Brigades Union has claimed. It said East Sussex Fire and Rescue had made no progress in protecting officers since the deaths of ...

Schoolboy, 15, 'set fire to love rival's home'

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  • October 5, 2013
A schoolboy allegedly set fire to a love rival's home amid suspicions his girlfriend was cheating on him, Belfast High Court has heard. The 15-year-old is accused of breaking into the flat in Lisburn, County Antrim, on Monday night and starting the b...

Fire control room closure handling 'lessons to learn'

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  • October 5, 2013
A senior Scottish Fire and Rescue Service officer has admitted its handling of moves to close a Dumfries control room could have been better. The centre is one of five being considered for closure. Assistant Chief Fire Officer Dave Boyle issued an ap...

Hereford & Worcester Fire Service cuts threaten 144 jobs

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  • October 5, 2013
About 140 jobs are at risk as Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue tries to save £4.7m in three years. A public consultation on closing stationsand reducing the number of fire engines has started. The Fire Authority's Community Risk Management P...

St Ives premises evacuated after large fire

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  • October 5, 2013
A large fire has broken out in St Ives, causing a number of premises to be evacuated. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service was called to the burning two-storey building, which houses a tea-room and residential accommodation, at about 19:30 BST on Thursda...

Arson arrest over fire at Palace of Westminster

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  • October 5, 2013
Officers investigating a small fire at the Palace of Westminster in July have arrested a 32-year-old man. The fire started in part of the palace on 23 July. The man was arrested shortly after 15:00 BST on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger li...

FBU demands talks on plans to cut fire control rooms

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  • October 5, 2013
The Fire Brigades' Union (FBU) is to ask the new single Scottish brigade for urgent talks on proposals to reduce the number of its control rooms. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has said it want to cut its eight control rooms, inherited from the...

Cambridge University Arms blaze blamed on air conditioner

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  • October 5, 2013
A blaze at a hotel in the centre of Cambridge was most likely caused by a faulty air conditioning unit, an investigation has concluded. The fire broke out on the top floor of the University Arms Hotel near Parker's Piece in the early hours of Tuesday...

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