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Rain and severe floods kill at least 20 in Romania

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  • June 30, 2010
At least 20 people have been killed in a week of torrential rains and flooding in Romania. Around 7000 people have been evacuated so far and large areas of arable land are under water, officials said. The Romanian government has asked for aid from th...

Police officer and two young sons die in Anglesey fire

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  • June 30, 2010
A mother and her two young sons have died in a blaze in a bungalow on Anglesey. They were named as Detective Constable Heather Bickley, 46, and her sons Felix, 10 and Oscar, six. A senior North Wales Police officer said Det Con Bickley, who joined th...

Three boys held after Telford house fire

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  • June 29, 2010
Three boys have been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire at a house in Shropshire. Crews were called to Southgate in Sutton Hill, Telford, at about 1815 BST on Monday and the incident was brought under control within 25 minutes. There was a "...

Conservative club fire in Newhaven not suspicious

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  • June 29, 2010
A fire in East Sussex that destroyed a town's Conservative club is not being treated as suspicious. The fire and rescue service said it had completed its internal investigation into the fire in South Way, Newhaven, on Saturday. Sixty-nine firefighter...

Fire in Northampton house alerts police to drug factory

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  • June 29, 2010
A fire at a house in Northampton, caused by an electrical fault, alerted police to a cannabis factory. Firefighters were called to Faramir Place, Overstone Lodge, on Tuesday. They contacted police when they discovered four rooms on the upper floor of...

Teenage murder suspects held over Maidenhead fire death

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  • June 29, 2010
A 16-year-old girl and a 19-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 23-year-old woman died in a house fire in Berkshire. The victim is thought to have been visiting the property in Moor Lane, Maidenhead, when she died in the ...

Red Cross fire causes damage worth tens of thousands

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  • June 29, 2010
A suspicious fire at a Red Cross building has caused damage estimated at tens of thousands of pounds. The fire destroyed the Red Cross training facility at West Church Street in Buckie, along with a large amount of first aid and office equipment. Two...

Man, 58, found dead after Kirkcaldy house fire

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  • June 29, 2010
A man has died after an "unexplained" fire at a block of flats in Fife. The 58-year-old's body was found at the property in Dunearn Drive, Kirkcaldy, by emergency crews following the fire at about 1200 BST. Police in Fife said they were looking into ...

Man in his 70s dies in fire at home near Kells

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  • June 29, 2010
A pensioner has died in an overnight fire at his bungalow near Kells in County Antrim. The man was 73 and lived on the Woodgreen Road. Emergency services received a call about the fire at 0242 BST on Tuesday. It is believed the fire - which destroyed...

Man rescued after falling into Dorset reservoir tunnel

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  • June 29, 2010
A man has been rescued after falling from scaffolding into a tunnel that feeds an underground dry reservoir in Dorset. The man, in his 40s, was working at the site behind the young offenders' institution in Portland when he fell. Coastguard cliff tea...

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