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South West floods: Man injured in dog river rescue

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  • December 26, 2013
A man is in a serious condition after being rescued by emergency services from a river in Devon. The man, in his 40s, is thought to have gone into the River Lemon, in Newton Abbot, to help his dog. He has been taken to hospital by air ambulance. Else...

Man rescued from Glasgow flat by off-duty firefighter

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  • December 26, 2013
A man has been rescued from a burning tenement flat in the north of Glasgow by an off duty firefighter. The man was pulled from the flat in Sandbank Crescent, Maryhill, at about 22:00 on Monday. Three appliances arrived at the scene soon after and fo...

Essex fire chief will not pay crews to 'sleep off' parties

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  • December 26, 2013
A fire chief says he "will not pay firefighters to sleep off" the effects of parties after a planned strike on New Year's Eve. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) plan to strike between 16:30 GMT on New Year's Eve and 00:30 on New Year's Day. Crews in Esse...

Overnight fire destroys Dounby house in Orkney

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  • December 26, 2013
A house in Orkney has been severely damaged by fire. Emergency services were called out to the village of Dounby just after 02:00 on Christmas Eve. Three units brought the blaze under control but the house has suffered serious damage. One crew is sti...

Scottish firefighters operate overtime ban

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  • December 24, 2013
Members of the Fire Brigades Union in Scotland are operating an overtime ban in support of colleagues in England and Wales who are taking strike action. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said it was confident the action would have limited operatio...

Storm causes power cut for thousands across South West

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  • December 24, 2013
About 5,000 properties were left without electricity as gale-force winds and persistent rain battered the south-west of England. Western Power Distribution said the majority of the homes were now reconnected. Several flood warnings and alerts have be...

One treated after Edinburgh Royal Infirmary chemical spill

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  • December 24, 2013
One person is being treated following a chemical spill at a hospital. Twelve people attended accident and emergency and two wards were cleared as a precaution as firefighters dealt with the incident at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. The fire service said...

North Circular Road crash leaves three dead

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  • December 24, 2013
Two men have been arrested after three people died when a car collided with a lorry and caught fire. The Subaru Impreza was travelling on London's North Circular Road in Arnos Grove at about 00:30 GMT when it hit the central reservation. It crashed i...

Fire crews tackle serious house fire at Bwlchgwyn, near Wrexham

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  • December 24, 2013
Firefighters had to deal with ice and high winds as they tackled a serious house fire near Wrexham. The blaze gutted the family home in Bwlchgwyn at 18:36 GMT on Sunday. Three crews from Wrexham and crews from Johnstown, Buckley and Llangollen as wel...

Residents flee flats after blaze in Stewarton cafe

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  • December 24, 2013
Residents in an East Ayrshire town fled from their flats after a fire broke out in a ground-floor cafe. Fire crews were called to the blaze in Avenue Square, Stewarton, in the early hours of Monday morning. They checked flats on the above two floors ...

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