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UPDATE: 'Doors and windows closed' warning lifted for Coventry fire

Fire crews reported a factory fire on Barlow Road in Coventry this morning. Credit: Google Street View

Fire services have lifted the earlier warning for closing doors and windows on Barlow Road in Coventry.

West Midlands Fire Service are still at the scene investigating the cause of the fire:

Residents warned over large factory fire in Coventry

West Midlands Fire Service are dealing with a large factory fire on Barlow Road in Coventry:


Cineworld confirm evacuation after blaze on Broad Street

The fire at Cineworld on Broad Street Credit: Twitter /Highgate

Cineworld Broad Street have issued a statement after a fire broke out at the cinema on Sunday evening:

Cineworld Broad Street was temporarily evacuated on Sunday 6th December due to a fire on the outside of the building.

West Midlands Fire Service attended and the fire was extinguished. We would like to thank the emergency services for their quick response.

The cinema has reopened.

– Cineworld Spokesperson

VIDEO: Cineworld doors open after light burst into flames

Cineworld has reopened now after an earlier fire this evening:

Eye witness videos revealed the fire was above the Nandos restaurant on Broad Street:

The cinema was closed briefly after the blaze:


Plans to merge parts of Northamptonshire police and fire services

Plans to merge parts of the police and fire service have been welcomed by Northamptonshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Adam Simmonds.

The Home Office is looking at whether the two emergency services could share sections of their operations like support staff and IT systems as a money saving technique.

Unions say the services should remain separate.

Commissioner Simmonds says he welcomes the sharing of facilities but doesn't want to see the two organisations run by the same person.

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