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London Marylebone Station closed after train fire

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  • December 12, 2015
Up to 700 people were evacuated from London Marylebone station after a fire onboard a train that pulled into a platform. An air conditioning unit is believed to have caught fire, police said. No injuries were reported. Chiltern Railways suspended ser...

Averies Recycling fire: Brothers deny environmental offences

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  • December 12, 2015
Two brothers who operated a recycling site where a fire burned for two months, have pleaded not guilty to breaching environmental legislation. Lee and David Averies appeared before Swindon Crown Court accused of breaking the conditions of their waste...

Top US airlines ban 'hoverboards' over fire concerns

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  • December 12, 2015
The three leading US airline groups have announced a ban on so-called hoverboards, saying their batteries present an unacceptable fire hazard. American, Delta and United airlines say the ban will apply to checked and carry-on luggage on all flights. ...

Cheshire police and fire HQs merger approved

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  • December 12, 2015
Cheshire's fire and police chiefs have backed plans to operate out of a single headquarters. The approval in principle was made on Wednesday at separate meetings held by Cheshire Fire Authority and the Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner. The plan...

Man in his 80s dies in County Donegal house fire

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  • December 12, 2015
A man in his 80s has been found dead after a house fire in Donegal. The fire, at the property in Dungloe, was reported at about 02:30 local time on Friday. Emergency services performed CPR on arrival, but the man - who was the only occupant in the ho...

Man seriously injured in Sheppey houseboat fire

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  • December 12, 2015
A man has suffered severe burns to his face, arms and hands in a fire on a houseboat in Kent. Fire crews were called to the boat at the jetty near First Avenue in Queenborough, on the Isle of Sheppey, just after 20:30 GMT on Tuesday. The fire started...

Ambulance service sorry after fire service takes casualties to hospital

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  • December 12, 2015
A couple injured in a high-speed crash were taken to hospital in the back of a fire engine because no ambulance was available. Ian and Summer Swanwick were involved in the crash on a country road near Market Harborough on Monday evening. After waitin...

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service approves crew changes

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  • December 12, 2015
A move to reduce the number of full-time staff and use smaller response vehicles has been approved by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. The changes, affecting six of the county's 38 fire stations, will save the service about £1.5m a year. The...

Residents evacuated after Stafford pub fire

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  • December 8, 2015
Residents were evacuated from their homes after a fire at a disused pub. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to The West Way, in Stafford, at about 18:45 GMT on 7 December. Firefighters are still at the scene, and police officers...

Woman dies in Reading hospital room fire

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  • December 8, 2015
A woman has died in a fire in a hospital bedroom. The woman, in her 30s, was pronounced dead at Prospect Park Hospital, in Reading, on Sunday night. All other patients were safely evacuated from the hospital, which specialises in mental health illnes...

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