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Four convicted of murder over fatal arson in Blackburn

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  • August 2, 2010
Four men have been convicted of murder after a couple who they targeted by mistake in a so-called honour killing died in an arson attack in Blackburn. Abdullah and Aysha Mohammed were killed when petrol was poured through their letter box and set ali...

Caravan burnt in Devon car arson attack

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  • August 2, 2010
An arson attack at a Devon holiday park is being investigated by police. Emergency services were called to Devon Cliffs Holiday Centre in Exmouth at about midnight after a car was deliberately set alight. Flames from the burning car then spread to a ...

Man denies murdering man in Douglas house fire

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  • August 2, 2010
A man has gone on trial accused of murdering a 61-year-old who died in a fire at a house in the Isle of Man. Simon Leece, 35, of Fairfield Terrace, Douglas, denies murdering builder Terence Losh, who was found dead in Demesne Road in Douglas last Mar...

Russia declares state of emergency over wildfires

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  • August 2, 2010
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has declared a state of emergency in seven Russian regions because of wildfires fuelled by a heatwave. The death toll from the fires has risen to 40, the ministry of health said. The Russian emergencies ministry said...

Inquest opens into Sark fatal house fire

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  • August 2, 2010
An inquest has been opened into a house fire on Sark in which a person died. The island's fire engine and emergency services were called to Jardin Louise after a fire started at about 0210 BST on Sunday. Three people were in the house at the time, bu...

Rules criticised after Ayrshire mine shaft death

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  • August 2, 2010
Regulations which delayed the rescue of a woman who died after falling down an Ayrshire mine shaft were "morally indefensible", a fire officer has said. John Bowman, 51, told a fatal accident inquiry (FAI) he had heated exchanges with senior officers...

Funeral held of Worcestershire firefighter

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  • August 2, 2010
The funeral has taken place of a retained firefighter from Worcestershire who died in a collision in Warwickshire. Gary Williams, crew manager at Pebworth fire station, died when a Land Rover he was driving left the B4632 near to Long Marston airfiel...

Dorset fire crews tackle two heathland fires

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  • August 2, 2010
Two fires have destroyed areas of heathland in south Dorset. The first fire in West Parley, near Bournemouth Airport, began on Sunday afternoon and destroyed 20 sq m (215 sq ft) of heath. Police were called as the fire service said they believed it h...

Fire at South Africa retirement home fire 'kills 18'

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  • August 2, 2010
A fire at a retirement home in South Africa has left 18 people dead, emergency officials say. Several more were injured in the blaze, which broke out at around 2100 (1900 GMT) on Sunday, 50km (30 miles) south-east of Johannesburg. The cause of the fi...

New community fire station opens in Stafford

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  • August 2, 2010
The first of 10 new community fire stations in Staffordshire has opened. Eighteen firefighters have been recruited for the Rising Brook station, Stafford, which was built under a private finance initiative project. Firefighters are within five minute...

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