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Worcester sheltered housing residents rescued from fire

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  • May 26, 2010
Eight people have been rescued from a flat fire at a sheltered housing complex in Worcestershire. The fire started in the kitchen of a ground-floor flat in James Close Sheltered Housing, Worcester, at about 2120 BST on Tu...

Child car seats fail safety test in Powys

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  • May 26, 2010
The survey found 12% of seats had a major problem Safety checks on more than 100 child car seats in Powys found that nearly all of them had problems with the way they were fitted, according the council. Out of 115 ...

Electrical fault causes Swansea community centre blaze

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  • May 26, 2010
A fire which severely damaged an empty community centre in Swansea was caused by an electrical fault, according to the city council. Police and fire investigators launched an inquiry after fire crews spent four hours at t...

Firefighters pull boy from River Isla

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  • May 26, 2010
The boy attempted to swim the river near the Couttie Bridge A teenager rescued from the River Isla on Sunday after trying to swim to the opposite bank was lucky to escape with his life, the fire service has said. T...

Grass blazes stretch fire service

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  • May 26, 2010
A fire service has warned it could be left short of emergency cover due to a rise in grassland blazes being started deliberately. It follows incidents in and around Kelloholm in Dumfries and Galloway. The region's chief fire officer Gerry C...

School closed due to large fire in Armadale

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  • May 26, 2010
Children at a West Lothian primary school are being kept at home because of a nearby fire. West Lothian Council said it had closed Armadale Primary School until Thursday. The alarm was raised at a builders' merchants in High Academy Street ...

Verdict not reached in arson case

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  • May 26, 2010
The jury at the trail of a man accused of setting fire to his home in Londonderry has failed to reach a verdict. Paul Love, 43, denied two charges of arson, after his home at Wesley Street, Londonderry, was set alight in ...

Branksome derelict house fire 'may be arson'

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  • May 26, 2010
The walls and the roof of the derelict house in Branksome Park collapsed A fire that destroyed a large derelict house in Poole, Dorset, may have been started deliberately, police have said. About 40...

Indian express train 'derailed' in Bihar state

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  • May 26, 2010
Indian railways has a poor safety record An express train has derailed in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, but no casualties have been reported, police officials said. Fifteen coaches of the Rajdh...

Boy guilty of murdering sisters murder in Tooting fire

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  • May 26, 2010
The sisters died in the fire at their home in Tooting A boy who took revenge after being dumped by starting a house fire which killed his ex-girlfriend and her sister has been convicted of their murders. Maleha, 15...

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