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Fire breaks out in Kingston tower block

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  • July 12, 2010
About 100 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a block of flats in south-west London. The top four floors of the 15-storey Madingley block in the Cambridge Estate in Kingston-upon-Thames are alight, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) has said. The fire be...

Edinburgh firefighter Ewan Williamson honoured

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  • July 12, 2010
A minute's silence has been held in memory of an Edinburgh firefighter who was killed a year ago. Colleagues honoured Ewan Williamson, 35, at stations across the Lothian and Borders area. He died as he fought a blaze at the Balmoral Bar in Dalry Road...

Fire breaks out in Kingston tower block

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  • July 12, 2010
About 75 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a block of flats in south-west London. The top four floors of the 15-storey Madingley block in the Cambridge Estate in Kingston-upon-Thames are alight, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) has said. The fire beg...

Surrey County Council 'to save nearly £23m by 2014'

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  • July 12, 2010
Surrey County Council could save nearly £23m over the next four years, the local authority has said. The council is carrying out public value reviews of all its services and said its first five reviews had identified savings of £22.7m. Area...

Mental health ward closed by fire

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  • July 12, 2010
A closure-threatened mental health ward has been evacuated after a fire at the Vale of Leven Hospital in Alexandria. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC ) said the blaze, which it described as "a serious incident", broke out in the Christie Ward on Su...

Bin fire campaign begins on estate where boy died

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  • July 12, 2010
Police have started a wheelie bin fire safety campaign on a Northamptonshire estate where a three-year-old boy died. Callum Bland died when fire swept through his home in Fulmar Lane, Wellingborough, in 2007. The fire started when a wheelie bin next ...

Arson probe over Bath supermarket fire

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  • July 12, 2010
A fire which badly damaged a supermarket in Bath may have been started deliberately, police say. Fire crews were called to the Co-op in Avon Street at about 2300 BST on Sunday. They extinguished the blaze but the building and much of its stock was ch...

Cause of Telford metal firm fire investigated

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  • July 12, 2010
An investigation has been started into a major fire at a sheet metal company in Shropshire. A building belonging to Secal Group Limited on Halesfield industrial estate in Telford caught fire on Sunday night. The fire caused extensive damage and a nea...

Teenager charged with Waterlooville Tesco arson

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  • July 12, 2010
A 19-year-old man has been charged with arson after a fire destroyed a Tesco store in Hampshire. The manager evacuated the express store at the Westbrook Centre in Grassmere Way, Waterlooville, when the fire started on Wednesday evening. Police said ...

Mother of children who died in Bradford fire improving

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  • July 12, 2010
The condition of a woman badly injured in a house fire in Bradford in which her two children died has slightly improved, police have said. Alina Shah, 10, and her brother Aman, eight, were fatally injured at their home in Hendford Drive on 6 July. Po...

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