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Jersey Airport evacuated after smouldering cigarette triggers alarms

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  • November 21, 2013
Passengers using Jersey Airport's departure terminal had to be evacuated when cigarette smoke triggered alarms. Arriving flights were prevented from landing and some planes were held on the runway on Tuesday. An investigation by the fire service foun...

£25m public sector saving hope from procurement service

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  • November 21, 2013
Public organisations in Wales could save £25m a year by joining forces to buy goods and services, the Welsh government says. Seventy public bodies will take part in the national procurement service when it is launched on Thursday. The Welsh governme...

Gloucester mosque arson attack: Two men jailed

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  • November 21, 2013
Two men have been jailed for an arson attack on a mosque in Gloucester. Petrol was poured around the door of the Masjid-E-Noor mosque on Ryecroft Street and set on fire in June. Ashley Juggins, 20, and Clive Ceronne, 37, previously admitted arson wit...

Former Grampian fire chief David Dalziel makes age discrimination claim

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  • November 21, 2013
Grampian's former chief fire officer has lodged a claim for unfair dismissal. David Dalziel claims he missed out on a string of senior posts in the new Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. Mr Dalziel - who is 62 - alleges he was discriminated against be...

Fire forces Blooms Garden Centre closure in Cardiff

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  • November 21, 2013
A garden centre almost destroyed by a "substantial" fire will be closed for the foreseeable future, the company has said. The "fast-moving" blaze at Blooms Garden Centre in St Mellons, Cardiff, is under investigation. It broke out on Wednesday at aro...

Line closed after freight train derailment near Milford Haven

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  • November 21, 2013
Part of the rail network is closed after a freight train derailed in Pembrokeshire. British Transport Police (BTP) said the locomotive and first wagon stayed upright after the "slow speed" incident near Milford Haven at 22:55 GMT on Wednesday evening...

'Arsonists' started large barn fire in Staffordshire

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  • November 21, 2013
Arsonists are believed to have started a fire which has gutted a large barn in Staffordshire. More than 30 firefighters were called to the blaze in Bar Hill, Madeley, at 04:00 GMT. Mark Wilson, from Staffordshire Fire Service, described the blaze as ...

Actors are unhurt after fire on film set in Thailand

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  • November 21, 2013
A fire has broken out on the set of Hollywood film The Coup, starring Owen Wilson and Lake Bell. The movie, which is being shot in Thailand, also features former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan. A spokesman for the film's local production company in T...

North Wingfield fire: Four people die and girl, 7, in hospital

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  • November 20, 2013
Two women and two boys have died in a house fire in north Derbyshire. The fire broke out at a house in Williamthorpe Road, North Wingfield, near Chesterfield before 05:00 GMT. Derbyshire Police said the women, Claire James, 27, and Josie Leighton, 32...

South Lanarkshire Council asbestos ruling 'ends uncertainty'

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  • November 20, 2013
A council has been held liable over the death of a man it never employed in a ruling which lawyers say removes a "black hole" around asbestos claims. David Bavaird died in 2008 - 12 years after South Lanarkshire Council assumed the liabilities of his...

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