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Chemical leak alert at DoubleTree hotel in Dundee

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  • October 1, 2013
Emergency crews are dealing with a suspected chlorine gas escape at a hotel in Dundee. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called out to the DoubleTree by Hilton at about 07:30 after the leak in the leisure area. A fire service spokeswoman said ...

Cambridge University Arms blaze tackled by 60 firefighters

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  • October 1, 2013
A prominent city centre hotel in Cambridge has been evacuated after a fire broke out in the early hours of the morning. More than 60 firefighters are tackling the blaze at the De Vere University Arms Hotel near Parker's Piece. Regent Street, a major ...

Llandrinio farm fire: Two barns destroyed and third badly damaged

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  • October 1, 2013
Around 30 fire fighters have tackled a blaze at farm in Powys which has destroyed two barns and badly damaged a third. The alarm was raised in Llandrinio, near Welshpool, shortly after 01:00 BST on Monday. Mid and West Wales Fire Service said the thr...

Derbyshire Fire Service propose cutting 'third of stations'

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  • October 1, 2013
Derbyshire Fire Service has announced plans to reduce the number of fire stations in the county by a third and cut a quarter of full-time posts to deal with a 40% cut to its budget. The service wants to reduce the number of stations from 31 to 20, wi...

Hereford & Worcester and Warwickshire fire services could merge

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  • October 1, 2013
Hereford & Worcester and Warwickshire fire services could merge under plans being considered in the counties. Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue has to save almost £5m from its budget over three years, while Warwickshire faces £3.5m cuts ...

London Duck Tours suspends River Thames trips after fire

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  • September 30, 2013
An amphibious tourist boat company has suspended operations on the River Thames after one of its vessels caught fire. Thirty people were rescued from the London Duck Tours craft on Sunday afternoon by the emergency services and a passing tourist boat...

Isle of Wight hovercraft evacuated after engine fire

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  • September 30, 2013
Passengers had to be evacuated from a hovercraft on the Isle of Wight after a fire broke out in one of the engines. The vessel was docked at Hovertravel's terminal in Quay Road, Ryde when the fire was reported by a member of staff at 21:15 BST on Sun...

River Ouse boat destroyed by fire in York

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  • September 30, 2013
A boat was destroyed by fire which tore through the vessel on the River Ouse in York. About 35 firefighters tackled the blaze on the motor cruiser which was moored near to the King's Arms on Kings Staith on Saturday night. Riverside businesses and ho...

Thames vessel tourists jump into river to escape fire

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  • September 30, 2013
Thirty people were rescued when an amphibious tourist vessel on the River Thames caught fire close to the Houses of Parliament. Many people jumped into the river from the London Duck Tours craft. All the passengers and crew were rescued by the emerge...

Sudbury chemical alert over woman's death

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  • September 30, 2013
The death of an 83-year-old woman in Suffolk sparked a chemical alert after emergency crews found a bottle of liquid in the house. The body of the woman was found in Salisbury Terrace in Sudbury on Saturday afternoon. A cordon was placed around the h...

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