Monthly Archives: February 2022

Fire crews from multiple counties rescue 16-year-old Virginia boy stuck in well

ESSEX COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) – Rural Essex County Fire and Rescue crews successfully rescued a Virginia teenager who was trapped in a well over the weekend. Essex County Fire Chief Paul Richardson said the 16-year-old boy was playing in the backyard with a friend when he stepped on a wooden well cover. “The lid gave way and it plunged about ...

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Terengganu floods: 68 people stranded at Kuala Berang recreation camp rescued | Malaysia

Fire and rescue service personnel rescue people stranded during floods, including children, at Budi Recreation Camp, Kampung Belukar Bukit in Terengganu on February 28, 2022. ― Bernama pic KUALA BERANG, February 28 – A total of 68 people, including 20 children, stranded at Budi Recreation Camp, Kampung Belukar Bukit, here, due to flooding, were rescued today. Camp supervisor Farhan Zakaria ...

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Can we bring in fireman Sam to fix the fire alarm fiasco in Scotland?

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Plane ‘crashes’ into thick gorse 100 yards from Bodmin airfield

Emergency crews were called to Bodmin Airfield on Saturday after reports a pilot had landed short of the airstrip. The Piper PA-28 managed to land in windy conditions at 12:45 p.m. – but was 100 yards from the runway and ended up in thick gorse. Cornwall Fire and Rescue was called but the pilot and his passenger made it out ...

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See how the McLean County Search and Rescue team hones their skills | Local News

McLean County Ground Search and Rescue Corporal Larry Brink points out fake evidence he found during a search drill Saturday morning at Fairview Park in Normal. Brendan Denison NORMAL — As a boy, Larry Brink roamed the rain-soaked ground for night owls with his dad after dark. But he never expected to use those same skills as a volunteer with ...

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Saturday headlines: Larbert House ‘explosion’ and Postcode Lottery tragedy

Good evening and welcome to Saturday’s press briefing. Top stories on the Daily Record website today include: ‘the explosion’ like the Larbert house, the postcode lottery tragedy and ‘Putin’s plans to dominate Europe’. Here are the main titles. Read more Related Articles Read more Related Articles “Explosion” in a house in Larbert as several teams of firefighters and police rush ...

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Opening of a veterinary clinic for low-income residents in Hamilton

By Anthony Urciuoli Published on February 25, 2022 at 11:36 am East Village Animal Hospital, a veterinary clinic that caters to low-income residents, opened in Hamilton. A veterinary clinic that caters to low-income residents with locations in London and Kitchener has opened in Hamilton. East Village Animal Hospital (EVAH) says it is accepting new clients at its location on Upper ...

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Ipswich: Ashcroft Road bungalow fire

Published: 07:10 25 February 2022 Power to some homes in Ipswich is set to be cut after more than half a dozen fire crews tackled a house and garage fire this morning. Emergency services were called to the Ashcroft Road fire at 2.28am. Crews across the county were called just before 2.30am to the Ashcroft Road fire – Credit: Suffolk ...

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America’s busiest search and rescue system at risk of collapse

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Sir Vince Cable under fire after RT interview aired on day of Russian invasion

Former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has come under fire after an interview he gave to the Kremlin-backed RT station aired the day Russia invaded Ukraine. A party spokesman has said Sir Vince was ‘wrong’ to appear as a guest on the show hosted by former Scottish first minister and now Alba party leader Alex Salmond, which was posted ...

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California lawmakers introduce bill of rights for dogs and cats

(Photo credit: FatCamera/Getty Images) In California, legislation is underway to eventually put in place a bill of rights for dogs and cats. If the bill passes, every animal shelter and animal rescue group will have to join. Also, just like restaurants do with health regulations, they should also have a copy of the new rules on hand. Here’s what you ...

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CP board members stand for election

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Editor-in-Chief Nine candidates will stand for election to the Canadian Pacific (CP) board of directors at the Class I railroad’s annual and special meeting scheduled for April 27. The candidates for the CP Board of Directors are:• Isabelle Courville: Courville joined CP’s board of directors on May 1, 2013 and became its chair on May ...

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Boat City OKs, purchase of sewer truck | News, Sports, Jobs

With funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, the Dunkirk City Council this month approved the purchase of a fire/rescue boat and a sewer and sewer vacuum truck. The boat will cost $321,410 and the truck $425,000. The resolution on the truck states that in addition to ARPA funding, it will be paid for through a “Possible Shared ...

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Mrs Brown’s Boys’ Brendan O’Carroll under fire for comment on Tyler Perry’s ‘color’ on The One Show

MRS Brown’s Boys star Brendan O’Carroll was slammed tonight for a joke he made about Tyler Perry’s ‘color’. Appearing on The One Show, he was asked if the American star could ever appear on the BBC sitcom. 3 Brendan O’Carroll was asked if Tyler Perry could appear in Mrs Brown’s Boys 3 He replied: “So far we haven’t had anyone ...

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Carolyn Peebles among Honored Citizens at Smyrna Parks and Rec Banquet

“How can I serve you with excellence?” is often the first sentence that comes out of Carolyn Peebles’ mouth when talking to someone. “My life has always been a life of service,” said Peebles, whose name is associated with many community events in Smyrna. “This is my purpose on Earth. This is what I was created for.” Her exemplary community ...

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Frantic rescue operation launched to save ponies from rising flood waters in North Yorkshire field

Distressing photos showing ponies stranded in floodwaters after Storm Franklin have been shared online. The photographs, which appear to show two ponies trapped by rising water in a field, were taken by the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. The stranded ponies were stuck in their field near Bryam, Selby, North Yorkshire and specialist animal rescue teams were called in ...

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NIWA sets up rescue center for boating accidents

The Lagos Zone of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has set up a search and rescue center to deal with boat accident cases in the waters of the state. This followed the training of 17 personnel on the activation, identification and orientation of safety ecology towards boats in distress. Engineer Sarat Lara Braimah, Regional Director of NIWA, Lagos, while ...

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Man flagged for traffic violation after car rollover at Broughty Ferry

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Clumsy escape as Roosters rescue center crushed by fallen tree causing £3,000 damage

SHOCKED roosters have been left homeless after their chicken coops were crushed by a fallen tree during Storm Eunice. The distraught owner of the Big Red Rooster Cockerel Rescue Center near Swindon, Helen Cooper, feared the worst when the big wood trapped Mini and Steve Harrington in their home yesterday morning, but she managed to free them – and bring ...

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Bruceton-Brandonville VFD holds an alternative fuel vehicle extrication class

BRUCETON MILLS, W.Va — North central West Virginia firefighters and paramedics gathered at the Bruceton-Brandonville Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday to learn more about alternative fuel cars. The group learned how to safely handle hybrid, electric, natural gas and propane vehicles in the event of an accident. A trainer for the alternative fuel vehicle extrication class uses Jaws of Life ...

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Rescue team uses sausages trapped in drone to save dog in UK marshland

A dog has been rescued from a swamp in the Hampshire region of England after search teams used drone-mounted sauerkraut to lure him out. According to the British public television channel BBCMillie, a 3-year-old Jack Russell dog, went missing on January 13 and was eventually found in a boggy, muddy area in light winds. Thanks to the company, the animal ...

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Change to Scottish fire alarm law sees launch of national goodwill scheme

A VULNERABLE Biggar resident had a free fire alarm system installed as part of a national goodwill initiative. Elderly and disabled people have been identified by Care and Repair Scotland, the charity that helps households improve or adapt a home that is no longer suitable, under the scheme. Every home must now have interconnected fire alarms after Scottish law changed ...

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Humanitarian groups urge IMF to allocate trillions of SDRs

Some economists and humanitarian groups believe that additional issuance of SDRs by the IMF will boost global economic recovery and public health. dean baker Dean Baker, Senior Economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), retweeted an article shared by CEPR on economists like Jayati Ghosh explaining the importance of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) with the help of ...

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Allerton Road closed as emergency services attend to man on roof

Allerton Road was closed this evening after reports of a man on the roof of a property’s bay window. Police, fire and ambulance crews were at the scene on the main road in Allerton while the incident was being dealt with. This led to the road being closed, with a number of witnesses reporting a large scene of emergency services ...

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Students fill need for Can-Am sled dog race – Daily Bulldog

Composite students at Foster Tech Center delivered a finished rescue sled to Can-Am race organizers last week. FARMINGTON — A three-year project came to fruition last week when composite students from the Foster Career and Technical Education Center handed over a custom-built dog sled to organizers of the Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races. The project was repeatedly delayed due ...

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Emergency incident at Scottish chemical plant as workers rush to hospital

Three workers at an Edinburgh pharmaceutical factory have been rushed to hospital following an emergency incident. Emergency services rushed to the MacFarlan Smith facility on Path of wheat fields following reports of the problem on Wednesday afternoon. Eyewitnesses said that the ambulance service and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) were present. Three workers have since been hospitalized as ...

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Groups will continue to fight Bradford bypass project, despite federal government’s refusal to assess impact

Last week, the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada announced that it would not reverse its decision to refuse federal impact assessment designation for the Bradford Bypass. The request for a review of the decision was initiated by three local groups, Forbid Roads Over Greenspaces (FROGS), the Concerned Citizens of King Township (CCKT) and Stop the Bradford Bypass. Federal Environment and ...

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3 more bodies found in shipwreck off Newfoundland

MADRID (AP) — Canadian rescuers have located three more bodies from a Spanish fishing boat that sank in rough seas off Newfoundland, bringing the death toll to 10. Efforts continue to find the remaining 11 crew members who were lost in the eastern Atlantic when the ship sank on Tuesday. Three members were saved alive. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center ...

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Pacific Gull rescued by wildlife rescue group, fed by local fishermen | PICTURES | The temperature

+16 A Pacific seagull with a weighted hook in its eye was rescued and released by the Fleurieu-based Wildlife Welfare Organization (WWO). The bird was admitted to the WWO Wildlife Rescue Center on January 8, after being spotted by a local fisherman at The Bluff Pier, Encounter Bay. Using specialized equipment, the Pacific Gull was quickly captured by WWO. During ...

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Exhausted dog rescued after wading through Tillicoultry quarry water

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Operation Spay Bay reaches a milestone

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Operation Spay Bay has been in the works since March 2014 and it has no plans to slow down any time soon. “We usually have 60 to 100 or more a day,” says Cathy Harpe of Operation Spay Bay. In fact, he underwent his 70 thousandth operation on Monday, all by local relief groups coming ...

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RESPONSE times for fire and rescue services to major fires in England have slowed in the biggest way since 2015. The new figure is more than 2.5 minutes faster than in 19951. New figures show the average response time for primary fires in England was 8 minutes and 43 seconds for the year ending September 2021, a slowdown of six ...

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International rescue pending at the Beijing Games

ZHANGJIAKOU, China, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Veteran skier Richard Wyne spends almost every day on the snow at the Beijing Games, but he is not here as an athlete or coach. Instead, Wyne leads a small group of expert lifeguards who are on the front lines of keeping Olympians safe on the slopes. Wyne is part of a team of ...

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Two people injured in horror crash after car crashes into wall in Scottish town

TWO people have been injured in a horror crash where a car allegedly crashed through a wall. Emergency services were dispatched to Main Road in Langbank, Inverclyde at around 7pm this evening. 3 A large emergency services presence was rushed into an accident in Langbank, InverclydeCredit: Kenneth Ramsay 3 A car is supposed to have left the road and crossed ...

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Washington County officials consider prison expansion; questions raised over whether US bailout money can be used for the project

FAYETTEVILLE — A proposed $20 million expansion of the Washington County Detention Center has some justices of the peace at odds over the merits of the project and how the county might pay for it. Sheriff Tim Helder has proposed a 232-bed expansion, with additional space to reduce health and safety risks associated with the covid-19 virus. Jim Langford of ...

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Lough Derg RNLI launched to investigate a report of a kayaker in difficulty.

Saturday, February 12, 2022 On Sunday afternoon February 12, the Valentia Coast Guard called the Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat out to investigate a report from a member of the public that a kayaker was in difficulty by Navigation Mark J, at the northern end of Lough Derg. At 3:40 p.m. the lifeboat launched with helm ...

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Two weeks after Codi’s disappearance, volunteers continue the search

A dozen volunteers searched the wooded area around the Boo Williams Sportsplex on Saturday morning. HAMPTON, Va. – Author’s note: The video above is taken from a separate story on Codi that aired on February 11, 2022. Members of the Hampton Roads community continue their search for missing four-year-old Codi Bigsby. On Saturday morning, a group of volunteers once again ...

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Edinburgh youths ‘dispersed’ by police following fires in busy city park

Dozens of Edinburgh teenagers have been dispersed from a busy park in the capital due to concerns about anti-social behavior following a series of incidents in recent weeks. About 40 ‘insane’ young people have been warned in the city’s Sighthill area after local residents shared concerns about ‘fires’ which broke out in the popular green space during the evening. Police ...

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Coast Guard cutter returns to Jacksonville after salvaging sunken ship

A Coast Guard cutter with a history of drug interceptions and successful sea rescues returned to Jacksonville after a 30-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The Valiant returned to Naval Station Mayport on Friday after a 6,300-mile patrol carrying out various operations, officials said. Part of that mission was to rescue 39 people in the waters off Puerto Rico after ...

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Lucky third time! Northamptonshire fire chief announces retirement plan again

Northamptonshire Fire Chief Darren Dovey has said he plans to finally retire later this year – on the THIRD attempt – after 35 years in the fire service. He confirmed his intention to step down in October as soon as possible to give Mr Mold time to recruit a replacement. Register to our daily newsletter The newsletter mute the noise ...

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Stray Rescue Travels to Southwest Missouri to Rescue 50 Abandoned Dogs from Deplorable Conditions | St. Louis News Headlines

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A St. Louis nonprofit is coming to the rescue of dozens of abandoned and neglected dogs on a rural property in southwestern Missouri. Stray Rescue first became aware of the situation earlier this week after discussions on social media and local rescue groups appealed for help. “When we got to the RV, we saw all the ...

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Western Isles Road remains closed as work begins to secure the unstable roof

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Five Fun Ways to Help Local McHenry County Organizations Fulfill Their Missions

You’ve probably heard it before: volunteering not only helps the community, but volunteering also helps you. As a volunteer, you can meet new people, learn new skills and advance your career. Volunteering gives meaning to action. It can boost your self-esteem and lift your spirits. But some volunteer opportunities take things to another level and scream “fun” right in their ...

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For Valentine’s Day, consider a special hot, furry, or creepy gift. Or has flippers.

Since 2011, the Bronx Zoo has offered the option of symbolically naming their Madagascar whistle … [+] cockroaches as a Valentine’s Day gift. Julie Larsen Maher Love can take on many different meanings, and one way to express your feelings for someone on Valentine’s Day is to name an animal after them. Or give from your heart by adopting a ...

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Fisherman taken to hospital with broken leg after rescue off Cornwall coast

A fisherman has been taken to hospital after an early morning incident off Cornwall. Emergency services were called at 5.30am today after the fisherman suffered a broken lower leg on board a beam trawler 12 miles from St Ives. The St Ives All Weather Lifeboat ‘Nora Stachura’ was launched and assisted the fisherman. Read more: Midas Group confirms immediate halt ...

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MSPs urge Angus Robertson on Glasgow School of Art public inquiry

MSPs are urging ministers to hold a public inquiry into the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) fires. Their letter to Culture Secretary Angus Robertson follows the completion of an investigation that failed to find a cause in the 2018 fire that destroyed the world famous Mackintosh building – which at the time was undergoing £35 million restoration work after a ...

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RNLI partners with Shropshire Fire & Rescue to deliver life-saving training

The RNLI and the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have held the first of a series of training sessions aimed at helping to prevent people from drowning in the river around Shrewsbury town centre. Pastors in Shrewsbury Street were the first to receive specialist training to help reduce the number of incidents of people getting into trouble falling into the ...

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SA firefighters memorial: Emotional farewell for firefighter killed battling out of control bushfire

Family, friends, co-workers and fellow Country Fire Service volunteers have bid a touching farewell to South Australian woman Louise Hincks who was killed while battling a bushfire in south-east South Australia. At a service attended by dozens of CFS volunteers and staff, and watched by around 500 people online on Tuesday, CFS Chief Officer Mark Jones said Ms Hincks was ...

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Missing Cairngorms hiker ‘left messages in snow’ for mountain rescue teams

A hiker reported missing in the Cairngorms has left clues in the snow to help mountain rescue teams find him. Mountain rescue teams from Braemar and Cairngorms were called on Monday after a 40-year-old man went missing. The man had been unable to reach Aviemore on Sunday as he had planned due to high winds and had taken refuge in ...

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Outrage as Scottish firestarter returns to flats he burned down after serving half his prison sentence

A firestarter who burned down his own flat has been allowed to return to the building – after being released from jail following the blaze. Neighboring families have denounced the decision to let Eric Black, 32, return home. And young families are said to have been told to declare themselves homeless if they want to be kept away from the ...

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Longtime search and rescue K9 retires – Hawaii Tribune-Herald

A Hawaii Police Department investigator retired on Friday to spend more time rubbing his belly and digging. K9 Falcon, a 9-year-old Labrador mix, has served for over seven years as a search and rescue dog, tracking and finding missing people in eastern Hawaii. sergeant. James Steffen, who was Falcon’s handler for more than six years before being promoted to sergeant, ...

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Bloomsburg University of York student killed in fall off icy cliff near Elysburg

ELYSBURG – A Bloomsburg University student in York was killed on Friday when he and another student fell off an icy cliff in Montour County. Greg Anstine was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:22 p.m. from multiple blunt-force injuries, coroner Scott Lynn said Saturday. Injured was another Bloomsburg student, Kyra Defstefano, who was admitted to Geisinger Medical Center near ...

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BBC presenter in Edinburgh with ‘hands of fire’ during Scotland v England coverage

Watch the hilarious moment a BBC presenter appears to have developed superhero powers during the Scotland v England match at Murrayfield in Edinburgh. BBC Sport presenter Gabby Logan discussed the weather alongside fellow commentators Andrew Cotter, Brian Moore and Christ Paterson when she possessed the power of levitation and pyrotechnics. A Twitter user posted the video, saying, “@GabbyLogan with unimaginable ...

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Staff and pupils treated after an outbreak of illness at Cambs Nursery and Nursery School

Staff and pupils at a nursery and nursery school in Cambridgeshire have been treated by medical staff after a mysterious illness broke out. Yesterday (Thursday February 3), a clinician and a matron assessed those with the symptoms, including a rash and a cough, at Kindred Huntingdon daycare and preschool in Brampton. Investigations into the cause of the illness, which affected ...

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The rehabilitated manatee is out in the Florida Keys – CBS Miami

BIG PINE KEY (CBSMiami/FKNB) – After 3.5 months of rehabilitation, a juvenile male manatee was brought back to Florida Keys waters Thursday by marine mammal specialists from Dolphin Research Center, Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters and Miami Seaquarium. The DRC Manatee Rescue Team, along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Keys Aquarium Encounters and local residents rescued the manatee ...

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January 2022 Scottish Gin News Roundup

It looks like January 2022 could be recorded as the longest month ever, or at least that’s our experience! The Christmas buzz is well and truly behind us, but we can see Valentine’s Day in our sights and we’ve spotted our first snowdrops of the year, so we’re officially skipping the rest of winter and moving on. straight into spring! ...

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Cats rescued from hoarder en route to adoption | News, Sports, Jobs

News Photo by Julie Riddle Alpena County Animal Control volunteer Dan Sharp holds a cat rescued from a hoarding situation in Alpena Township last month. ALPENA — All but six of the 46 cats rescued from a hoarding situation in Alpena Township last month have moved into foster homes to recuperate until they are ready for adoption. An out-of-area organization ...

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These are the incidents Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service teams have faced this week – Monday 31st January to Friday 4th February 2022

We’ll update this story daily with the latest firefighter news: – Domestic building fire on the South Shore Register to our daily newsletter The newsletter mute the noise Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Three Blackpool and South Shore fire engines, plus an aerial ladder platform from Blackpool, attended a domestic building fire in Trent Road at around 7.45am. The incident ...

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Dundee schoolchildren threatened with criminal charges over fire alarms

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Poots donates £2m to vital search and rescue services

A new £2million Covid scheme to help support vital search and rescue teams across Northern Ireland was announced today by DAERA Minister Edwin Poots. He told the Assembly that the funding will help Northern Ireland’s nine search and rescue teams (NISAR), which rescue some 500 people every year, buy essential life-saving equipment. “I am delighted to announce this new £2 ...

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Fire breaks out at a dumpster hire depot near Penryn

An industrial building of a dumpster rental company was damaged by fire. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said the fire occurred at Nick Ferris Skip Hire in Longdowns on the A394 road from Penryn to Helston. shortly before 8 p.m. on Monday, January 31. Four pumps from Falmouth, Helston and Tolvaddon were called to the incident. A fire department spokesman ...

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