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Sleeping in office is dangerous, MPs warned

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  • July 26, 2010
MPs have been told to stop sleeping in their offices in an effort to save on parliamentary expenses. The clerk of the House of Commons, Malcolm Jack, has written to party chief whips to warn of the dangers of staying overnight. He said it would make ...

Northamptonshire crews called to chemical factory fire

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  • July 26, 2010
Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a chemical factory on an industrial estate in Northamptonshire. Nine fire crews were called to Powdertech on Cockerell Road, Corby, at just after 1230 BST to a fire at a building on the site. Fire crews brou...

Mother denies Buxton fire murder charges

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  • July 26, 2010
A mother has denied murdering her two children in an arson attack in Derbyshire. Fiona Adams, 23, pleaded not guilty at Nottingham Crown Court to the murder of Niamh, five, and two-year-old Cayden, who died in Buxton on 23 April. Ms Adams, who also d...

Village homes evacuated over gas tank in Suffolk fire

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  • July 26, 2010
Thirty homes and businesses in a small Suffolk village were evacuated for several hours because of a fire involving a gas cylinder. Crews from Norfolk and Suffolk were called to the fire at a house in Mendham, near Harleston, at lunchtime. The fire s...

Fog from peat fires blankets Moscow amid heat wave

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  • July 26, 2010
An acrid fog from forest and peat fires has blanketed Moscow, as the Russian capital swelters in a record heat wave. Firefighters were trying to douse 60 fires covering 59 hectares (145 acres) in the countryside outside Moscow on Monday, the emergenc...

Fire damages pupils' art at Harlech station

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  • July 26, 2010
Artwork created by children to spruce up Harlech railway station in Gwynedd has been damaged by arsonists. Pupils from Ysgol Ardudwy in Harlech finished their panel designs for a shelter at the station just a few weeks ago. But a fire on Sunday has ...

Woman re-arrested over fire which killed boy, 7

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  • July 26, 2010
A 31-year-old woman has been re-arrested by police investigating the death of a seven-year-old boy, whose body was found after a fire in Cardiff. The woman, along with a man, 36, were arrested on Friday on suspicion of the murder of Yaseen Ali. They ...

Man burned in bedroom fire in Edinburgh

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  • July 26, 2010
A man is being treated in hospital for burns to his hands and feet following a fire at his home in Edinburgh. The 28-year-old man managed to escape the fire at his two-storey semi-detached house in East Barnton Gardens, at about 0350 BST. The man, wh...

Suspicious fires in Dumfries and Galloway probed by police

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  • July 26, 2010
Police and fire services are probing two suspicious blazes in Dumfries and Galloway in the last four days. The first incident was on Friday at 2340 BST at the Railway Inn in Lochmaben and caused "considerable damage". The second fire was discovered a...

Crews tackle Skellingthorpe bonemeal factory fire

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  • July 26, 2010
Fire crews have been tackling a large blaze at a bonemeal factory near Lincoln. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue was called to the factory in Skellingthorpe, on Sunday night, following reports of an explosion. Ten appliances, including two from Nottingha...

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