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Deadly landslides hit south-west China

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  • July 13, 2010
At least 17 people have been killed and dozens more are missing after a series of landslides in south-west China, state media says. The landslides, which were triggered by days of heavy rain, struck three rural communities in Sichuan and Yunnan prov...

House fire in Nottingham is confirmed as arson

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  • July 13, 2010
A fire which damaged a Nottingham home is being treated as arson, police have confirmed. Emergency crews were called to Kirkdale Close in Wollaton late on Monday and found a bin had been set alight and flames had spread to the nearby house. The femal...

Surrey crews to get new fire engines

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  • July 13, 2010
Ageing fire engines in Surrey are to be replaced with new vehicles, the county council's cabinet has agreed. It was estimated the old engines would have needed repairs costing at least £5,500 each to keep them in service, with costs increasing o...

Boy, seven, killed in Cardiff house fire

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  • July 13, 2010
A seven-year-old boy died in a fire at a Cardiff home, police have said. Officers are investigating the fire, which killed Yasin Ali and left two other people suffering from smoke inhalation. Fire crews found a fire in a first-floor bedroom at the pr...

London firefighters 'threatened with sack by blog'

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  • July 13, 2010
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said a blog posting by London Fire Brigades' (LFB) commissioner threatens its entire workforce with the sack. A message posted by Ron Dobson last Friday said that "if no significant progress is reached" in negotiatio...

Breaker's yard fire in Bean closes A2 to traffic

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  • July 13, 2010
A main road has been closed in both directions in Kent following a fire at a breaker's yard. Fire crews were called to Watling Street, Bean, at 1030 BST after two lorries, four cars and part of a workshop caught alight. Police shut off the A2 between...

Dearne Valley Foods factory fire threat to 200 jobs

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  • July 13, 2010
Nearly 200 workers at a food company in South Yorkshire are facing an uncertain future after their factory burnt down. Forty-five firefighters spent the night tackling the blaze at Dearne Valley Foods in Thurnscoe near Doncaster. Thirty workers who w...

Hot weather increases bonfire incidents in Cornwall

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  • July 13, 2010
Firefighters in Cornwall said they are attending an increased number of call-outs following the dry weather. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) said it had attended 16 incidents where bonfires had spread to sheds and properties in the first week...

Berkshire Fire Service plea over wrongly dialled calls

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  • July 13, 2010
A fire service has been inundated with hundreds of calls from people trying to contact a hospital. Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service says operational training has been disrupted by callers who actually want the Royal Berkshire Hospital. A spoke...

Campaigner guilty of Oxford University arson plot

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  • July 13, 2010
An animal rights campaigner has been given a 10-year prison term after being found guilty of plotting arson attacks against Oxford University buildings. Mel Broughton denied planning to firebomb Queen's College Sports Pavilion and Templeton College. ...

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