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Men arrested after arson attack on van in Lincolnshire

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  • July 28, 2010
Two men have been arrested after eight rabbits died in an arson attack on a van in Lincolnshire. Fire crews tackled the blaze in the farmyard of Highgate Farm at Normanby-by-Spital, near Market Rasen, on 19 July. A 25-year-old man from London and ano...

Family victims of latest wheelie bin fire in Bolton

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  • July 28, 2010
A family of eight have become the latest victims in a spate of wheelie bin arson attacks - one of which destroyed a house in Bolton. Two adults and six children were rescued at 0005 BST from their house in Campbell Court, Farnworth, after a flaming b...

Crash site of smoke, rain and bodies

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  • July 28, 2010
It was raining incessantly when our vehicle came to a halt at a treacherous bend on the Margalla Hills road. On the right, the road snaked up a steep climb towards Islamabad's famous picnic spot called Daman-e-Koh. But we were headed off the road, d...

Support for Warwickshire fire strikes judged

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  • July 28, 2010
Union officials are to ask members if they will be prepared to support industrial action to stop plans to close three Warwickshire fire stations. The county council approved plans to close Brinklow, Studley and Warwick fire stations on 20 July. It sa...

Couple's 'lucky' escape from fire in Oxfordshire

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  • July 28, 2010
An elderly couple were "lucky" to escape from a fire without serious injury, the fire service has said. A washing machine caught alight in the kitchen of the bungalow in Ardley Road, Fewcott, on Tuesday. A crew wearing breathing apparatus used a high...

Gas cylinder explodes at South Queensferry garage

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  • July 28, 2010
About 20 residents have had to spend the night in temporary accommodation following an explosion at a garage in South Queensferry. A 17-year-old suffered burns to his arms when a gas cylinder exploded at Hawes Garage at about 1700 BST on Tuesday. Fir...

Passers-by pull man from vehicle in Shropshire

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  • July 28, 2010
Two members of the public pulled a 73-year-old man out of a car amid fears it could burst into flames after the vehicle ended up upside down in an embankment. Ambulance staff were told an Audi and a small car collided on the A41 between Cosford and A...

Passenger plane crashes in hills near Pakistan capital

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  • July 28, 2010
A plane with more than 150 people on board has crashed in hills north of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. Officials said five bodies had been recovered and at least three injured people had been taken to hospital. Police said it was an Airblue fligh...

Firefighter Commander Miller receives gallantry medal

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  • July 28, 2010
A firefighter based in Limavady who braved intense flames to rescue a colleague has been awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal. Gavin Miller was attending a blaze at Gorteen House Hotel in Limavady in November 2003 when fellow firefighter Joe McCloskey...

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