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Fruit and cream lorry overturns on A30 in Somerset

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  • July 23, 2010
A lorry containing five tonnes of cream and 12 tonnes of fruit has overturned on the A30 between Chard and Ilminster. Dorset and Somerset Fire and Rescue were called to the spillage at 0830 BST. Crews spent several hours soaking up the mess using abs...

Deepwater Horizon safety alarm 'shut off' before fire

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  • July 23, 2010
An alarm aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that could have alerted workers to fire and explosive gas had been silenced before the 20 April explosion, a senior rig technician has said. Mike Williams told a hearing that managers wanted warning siren...

Wick man denies fire-raising charge

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  • July 23, 2010
A man has been released on bail after he appeared at Wick Sheriff court on a fire-raising charge. Appearing from custody, 38-year-old William Smith from Wick, denied wilfully setting fire to material between a fence and trailer at Nicolson Street in ...

Clash over Douglas house fire sprinkler row

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  • July 23, 2010
A row has broken out on the Isle of Man over the government's refusal to fund sprinklers in public sector housing. Douglas Council wants the fire safety devices installed in new build homes - but believes the Department of Social Care should meet the...

Burned man found near Isle of Wight supermarket dies

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  • July 23, 2010
A man reported to have received burns on the Isle of Wight has died in hospital, police have confirmed. The 42-year-old man approached staff at a Sainsbury's store in Cowes High Street asking for help on 22 March. He said he had been involved in a fi...

Teenager charged with arson attack on Hull house

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  • July 23, 2010
An 18-year-old man has been charged over an arson attack on a house in Hull which had five people inside. Police were called to the house in Hereford Street after the fire broke out at 0400 BST on Thursday. The occupants, including a heavily pregnant...

Man denies setting uncle on fire

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  • July 23, 2010
A man has appeared in court charged with murdering his uncle by putting a blanket over him and setting it alight. Darren Williamson is accused of attacking 50-year-old James Williamson with a hammer before dragging him on to a couch and setting the f...

College evacuated after chemical spillage in Newcastle

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  • July 23, 2010
Part of Newcastle University had to be evacuated because of a chemical spillage. Fire crews were called to St Mary's College, which is an accommodation block for more than 1,000 students. No injuries were reported and most of the students were away f...

County Durham fire death sparks alarm warning

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  • July 23, 2010
A man has died after a fire in a flat in County Durham. The man, who has not yet been named, was freed from the ground floor property on Forest View, Brandon, but died at the scene. A joint police and fire service investigation is under way to discov...

Two arrests after boy dies in Cardiff fatal fire

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  • July 23, 2010
A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of seven-year-old Yaseen Ali, following a fire at a house in Cardiff last week. Yaseen's body was discovered after the fire at his home in Severn Road, in the Canton area of the city. Th...

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