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Age claim hearing for former Grampian fire chief David Dalziel

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  • December 2, 2013
The former chief fire officer for Grampian is claiming at an employment tribunal that he was the victim of age discrimination. David Dalziel, 62, held the Grampian post for eight years until it was amalgamated into a single service. He applied to bec...

Sixteen rescued from Edinburgh tenement building fire

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  • December 2, 2013
Sixteen people have been rescued from a tenement fire in Portobello in Edinburgh. Ten residents, including two children, were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene in Bath Street. The fire in the stairwell of the five-storey building began at abo...

Glasgow helicopter crash: Aircraft removed from pub

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  • December 2, 2013
Rescuers have removed a helicopter which crashed into a busy Glasgow pub killing at least nine people. The wreckage of the Police Scotland aircraft was winched from The Clutha, where it came down at 22:25 on Friday. A full search of the pub is now un...

Swindon Skips fire: Crews leave scene as blaze continues

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  • December 2, 2013
Fire crews have left the scene of a blaze at a Swindon industrial estate which has been burning since Wednesday. About 750 tonnes of wood and waste were involved in the blaze at Swindon Skips on the Cheney Manor Industrial Estate. The fire service sa...

Three rescued from Newport home after front door set alight

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  • December 2, 2013
Three people had to be led to safety after a fire at flats in Newport early on Monday. The cause of the fire is being investigated, with South Wales Fire and Rescue Service saying it appears the front door of the three-storey property was deliberatel...

Italy Prato fire kills seven in Chinese-owned factory

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  • December 2, 2013
At least seven people have died and two are badly injured after fire swept through a Chinese-owned clothing factory in the Italian town of Prato. The blaze broke out in a loft where 11 people were sleeping, causing part of the roof to collapse, fire ...

'Major fire' at Hindu temple in Nuneaton

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  • December 1, 2013
Homes in Nuneaton have been evacuated because of a major fire at a Hindu temple in the town. About 15 people living near the Shri Hindu Gujarati Samaj temple, on Upper Abbey Street, were taken to a hotel. Fire crews were called out at about 04:40 GMT...

Three people rescued from Bournemouth house fire

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  • December 1, 2013
Three people have been rescued from a house fire in Bournemouth. Emergency crews were called to the scene of the blaze in Wellington Road at about 13:45 GMT. A Dorset Police spokesman called it a "significant fire" and said several roads, including H...

Glasgow helicopter crash: 'Multiple injuries' at Clutha pub

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  • November 30, 2013
A police helicopter has crashed into a busy pub on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow. It happened at The Clutha in Stockwell Street at 22:25 on Friday. Police Scotland say there were three people on board the helicopter - two officers and a civ...

Brazil Niemeyer building hit by fire in Sao Paulo

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  • November 30, 2013
Authorities in Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, have fought a major blaze at a landmark building designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer. A large plume of smoke billowed from the Latin America Memorial, a cultural centre which hosts an art gallery, an ...

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