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Grade-two listed Victorian terrace was left a shell

Firefighters face severe cutbacks

Hundreds of firefighters' jobs are threatened, fire stations will close and engines be taken out of service because of the Government's spending cuts, a trade union warned today.

Man dies in bungalow fire

An investigation was under way today into the cause of a New Year's Eve house fire which left a man dead.

Kings of Leon show cancelled after fire

A sell-out Kings of Leon concert at The O2 arena has been postponed after two tour buses were destroyed in a fire at the venue.

Fire control centre plan scrapped

A multimillion-pound scheme to replace 46 fire control centres in England with nine new sites is to be scrapped, the Government announced today.

15 killed after Philippines hotel fire

A fire tore through a budget hotel, rousing some guests and trapping others in upper floor bathrooms in the northern Philippines. Many of the 15 dead and 12 injured were nursing students in town to take a licensing exam, police said.

Fireman admits causing death with sirens

A fireman has admitted causing the death of a farmer who was crushed to death by his herd of cows after they were startled by fire engine sirens.

Driver killed in crane plunge

A driver died today after a 27-ton crane toppled into a freezing river.

Village People: Ed has a different view of the 'S word'

"Yes, I am a socialist, I'm not embarrassed about it," Ed Miliband declared yesterday on 5 Live.

New shift patterns for firefighters suggested

London Fire Authority tonight welcomed moves aimed at resolving a bitter row over shift patterns which has led to two strikes.

Public sector unions warn of co-ordinated strikes

Public sector union leaders today warned of co-ordinated strikes to protect jobs and services amid warnings that 10,000 firefighters posts were at risk because of "savage" public spending cuts.

Firefighters to protest against 'savage' cuts

Firefighters from brigades across the UK will stage a rally and lobby of MPs today to warn of the "savage" impact of Government spending cuts on jobs and safety.

Dozens killed in Shanghai inferno

Fire engulfed a high-rise apartment building under renovation in China's business centre of Shanghai yesterday, killing 42 people and sending residents scrambling down scaffolding to escape, city authorities said.

Leading article: Fury about more than tuition fees

The scenes outside Conservative Party headquarters in central London yesterday looked in many respects like history revisited. The placards, the chanting, the burnings, the smashed windows, the attempted invasion came as vivid reminders of a time when student protests regularly immobilised city centres and demonstrating was part of the student experience. The question must be, however, whether yesterday's furious response to the planned rise in university tuition fees was a one-off excursion into the past, or the prelude to future unrest.

First blood to the Coalition

Firefighters back down on strike but 'autumn of discontent' continues

Bonfire Night fire strike called off

A planned Bonfire Night strike by thousands of firefighters in a bitter row over new contracts was dramatically called off tonight just hours before it was due to start.

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