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Man saved from Bedfordshire flat fire dies in hospital

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  • August 31, 2010
A 54-year-old man has died in a specialist burns unit in Essex after being rescued from a fire in a block of flats in Bedfordshire. Firefighters carried the man from his flat in Kilgour Court in Leighton Buzzard on Sunday 22 August. He was taken to B...

Barnstaple double murder police arrest victim's husband

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  • August 31, 2010
The husband of one of two women found dead after a house fire in Devon has been arrested. The bodies of Neil Langmead's estranged wife Debbie Jones, and Donna St John, both 35, were found in Fortmead Close, Barnstaple, on 22 August. Mr Langmead, from...

'Mine shaft' opens under toddler in Derbyshire garden

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  • August 31, 2010
A two-year-old boy fell into an eight-foot (2.4m) deep hole which suddenly opened up in the garden of his family's south Derbyshire home. At 0945 BST, fire crews went to Newhall near Swadlincote to free the boy's father, who got trapped after jumping...

Woman charged with arson over Cheadle bungalow fire

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  • August 31, 2010
A woman has been charged after a fire affecting two cars spread to a bungalow in Staffordshire. The 19-year-old woman was charged with arson and assault on Monday night after the fire on Tean Road, Cheadle, in the early hours, police said. The woman ...

Man arrested after Folkestone hotel fires

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  • August 31, 2010
A 28-year-old man has been arrested following a suspected arson attack at a hotel in Folkestone. Kent Police said it was treating the fires at Windsor Hotel in Langhorne Gardens on Monday as "suspicious". Two rooms on the second floor of the building...

Cornwall man appears in court over Corby Craze's murder

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  • August 31, 2010
A man charged with murdering a Cornwall mother-of-two has appeared in court. The body of Corby Craze, 43, was found by emergency services following a fire at her house in Vivian Road, Bodmin, on 14 August. Terence Whitham of Lower Bore Street, Bodmin...

Edinburgh charity's base destroyed by 'suspicious' fire

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  • August 31, 2010
A building used by an Edinburgh youth charity has been destroyed in a fire which police are treating as suspicious. Lothian and Borders Police said the wooden building, on Dumbryden Drive in the Wester Hailes area of the city, was set alight at about...

Straw and hay destroyed in Dorset barn arson

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  • August 31, 2010
Twenty seven tonnes of straw and hay were destroyed when arsonists set fire to a barn in Dorset. The alarm was raised when smoke was seen coming from Longbredy near Dorchester at about 2230 BST on Monday. Firefighters managed to cool an adjacent barn...

Inquiry following Southampton pub 'arson attack'

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  • August 31, 2010
A suspected arson attack which destroyed the roof of a derelict pub in Southampton is being investigated. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the Red Lion in Commercial Road, Totton, at 2340 BST on Sunday. Almost 50 firefighters tackled ...

Crews rescue boy impaled on fence at Beaumaris

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  • August 31, 2010
Emergency services have rescued a boy who was impaled on a fence spike. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to an address at Beaumaris on Anglesey in the early hours of Sunday. They used cutting equipment to remove the spike from the fenc...

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