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Tower safety register is launched in Southwark

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  • July 15, 2010
A council has published a full list of tower blocks that have fire risk assessments in place. Southwark was the place where the Lakanal House fire in 2009 killed six. It then emerged it had no legally-required fire risk assessment. In the following ...

Man injured by fall in lift shaft near Hitchin

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  • July 15, 2010
A man has been airlifted with a head injury to hospital after falling down a lift shaft at a flour mill factory in Bedfordshire. The contractor was repairing a lift door at Bowmans at Ickleford near Hitchin when he fell about 4.6m (15ft). The chief e...

Timber framed buildings 'fire risk' despite safety test

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  • July 15, 2010
This block of flats in Peckham was destroyed after a timber framed building caught fire A controversial safety report, coupled with lobbying by the timber industry, has led to the spread of a construction method not widely seen in the UK since the G...

Children charged over Aberdeen school fire

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  • July 15, 2010
Four children aged between eight and 13 have been charged in connection with a fire at an Aberdeen school. The blaze destroyed a wooden fence and play equipment at Quarryhill Primary School on Tuesday. The school's playground had only recently re-ope...

Jersey Fire Service rescue cat stuck in building cavity

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  • July 15, 2010
A cat which fell 20m (8in) down a 75mm (3in) cavity between two buildings was rescued by Jersey Fire and Rescue Service on Wednesday. A spokesman for Jersey Fire and Rescue said after trying all their normal methods they had to resort to drilling a h...

Woman 19, dies after two-car road collision near Corwen

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  • July 15, 2010
A 19-year-old woman has died after a collision between two vehicles in Denbighshire. Angharad Mary Clague, from Reading, Berkshire, died at the scene on the A494 at Glanrafon, near Corwen, on Wednesday. Three other people remain in ho...

Man winched to safety from boat blaze off Dorset coast

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  • July 15, 2010
A seafarer had to be winched to safety by a coastguard helicopter after his boat caught fire in a Dorset harbour. Portland Coastguard were alerted at 1405 BST that the vessel was alight near Keysworth Point in Poole Harbour. The 31-year-old man, who ...

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