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Arson 'target' accused of affair before Blackburn fire

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  • June 29, 2010
A man was told to swear on the Koran that an affair with a woman was over weeks before he was the intended target of an honour killing, a court heard. Abdullah Mohammed, 41, and his wife, Aysha Mohammed, 39, died in the fire in London Road, Blackburn...

Lindsey Oil Refinery fire: Man 'unaccounted for'

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  • June 29, 2010
A 24-year-old man is missing after an explosion and fire at an oil refinery in North East Lincolnshire. Two other people suffered minor injuries in the fire at Lindsey Oil Refinery in North Killingholme which started just before midday on Tuesday. Mo...

Six dead as Indonesia train derails

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  • June 29, 2010
At least six people have been killed when a crowded train came off the rails in the Indonesian province of East Java, say officials. A number of people were also injured in the incident at Madiun, about 180km (112 miles) east of Yogyakarta. Transport...

Reward after child train 'arson' attack in Llangollen

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  • June 28, 2010
A reward has been offered for information to help catch suspected arsonists who set light to a £100,000 children's ride. Stephanie Booth, owner of the Wild Pheasant Hotel in Llangollen, Denbighshire, said the train was doused in petrol outside t...

Temporary rooms after Cynon Valley infants school fire

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  • June 28, 2010
Work has begun to install temporary classrooms for pupils of an infants school destroyed by fire. Ynysboeth Infants School, in Mountain Ash, Cynon Valley, was devastated by the blaze last week. Rhondda Cynon Taf council said it hoped to move pupils t...

St Asaph fire death woman, 39, is named by police

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  • June 28, 2010
A 39-year-old woman who died in an early morning house fire at St Asaph, Denbighshire, has been named by police. The body of Julie Mifflin, who lived alone, was discovered on the ground floor of the three-bedroom property after the fire at about 0230...

Aberdare fireman hit by pellet shot into fire engine

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  • June 28, 2010
Continue reading the main story A firefighter attending a forest blaze has been struck by a pellet shot through the open window of a fire engine, says a fire service. Although the man was not seriously injured in the incident at Abercwmboi, Cynon Val...

People evacuated from homes after Mexborough tyre fire

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  • June 28, 2010
About 60 firefighters are tackling a fire at a former recycling plant in South Yorkshire. A large quantity of tyres caught fire at the White Lea Grove industrial units in Mexborough at about 0130 BST on Monday, the fire service said. About 50 residen...

Two-year-old boy rescued from Hull house fire

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  • June 28, 2010
A toddler has been rescued from his cot in a house fire in north Hull. Neighbours alerted the emergency services to the fire at the house on Ilthorpe, in Orchard Park, at 0240 BST on Monday. Humberside fire service said a man and the two-year-old boy...

Car in Metro train crash at Howden Station crossing

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  • June 28, 2010
An investigation is under way after a car collided with a Metro train at a crossing on North Tyneside. The incident happened at the level crossing next to Howdon Station, on Sunday night. The Volkswagen Passat was damaged but the driver managed to es...

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