Firefighters

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Northern Ireland fire chief appeals for strike cover to avoid army call-up
Union dismisses ‘desperate tactics’ as chief calls for recognition of region’s ‘unique circumstances’

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

03, Feb, 2023 @12:01 AM

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London fire chief apologises to mother of firefighter who took own life
Death of Jaden Matthew Francois-Esprit led to review of service that found it to be ‘institutionally racist’

Diane Taylor

01, Feb, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Dorset and Wiltshire firefighters ‘photographed female crash victims’
Several women in fire service also claim to have been sexually harassed by colleagues

Joe Middleton

31, Jan, 2023 @9:00 PM

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Firefighters vote for first national strike in 20 years as talks to avert teacher strikes fail – as it happened
Firefighter say government and employers have ten days to avert strike as teaching union says talks produced no breakthrough

Andrew Sparrow

30, Jan, 2023 @6:05 PM

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Firefighter dies after battling blaze at Jenners building in Edinburgh
Barry Martin, 38, was one of five firefighters taken to hospital after fire at historic Edinburgh building

Jane Clinton

27, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Troops may be called into Northern Ireland if firefighters strike
Exclusive: Fire service chief says he will ask MoD for help if unions do not cover ‘high-risk calls’

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

26, Jan, 2023 @5:46 PM

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Labour asks Sunak to say how much money he ‘wasted’ by taking private jet from London to Leeds – as it happened
Opposition challenges prime minister over use of private plane for health visit

Andrew Sparrow

10, Jan, 2023 @5:40 PM

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Firefighters three times more likely to die from certain types of cancer – study
Cancer death rates are 1.6 times higher than general population probably due to toxic chemicals

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

10, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Warning over spate of UK house fires as residents try to cut energy bills
Take care using candles and electric heaters, fire authorities warn, as Ofgem reveals gas and electricity bills are up by 86%

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

23, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Diners flee as Christmas decorations catch fire in central London restaurant
Firefighters put out blaze at Latin American restaurant MNKY HSE in Mayfair after flames rapidly spread

Tom Ambrose

17, Dec, 2022 @4:56 PM

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Labour and Lib Dems call for Raab to be suspended while bullying allegations investigated – as it happened
Opposition parties renew call for deputy PM to be suspended amid eight bullying claims

Andrew Sparrow

14, Dec, 2022 @5:38 PM

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London fire brigade put into special measures over misogyny and racism
Watchdog to monitor force closely after damning report revealed deep-seated behavioural problems

Rachel Hall

14, Dec, 2022 @12:45 PM

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