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Man dies in Launceston shop-front car crash

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  • September 17, 2010
A driver has died in a road accident in the centre of Launceston in Cornwall. The man's car hit Blades hairdressers before sliding about 150 yards (135m) down the road, hitting the Westgate Centre and damaging steps outside it. The car eventually end...

London firefighters vote for industrial action

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  • September 17, 2010
Firefighters in London have voted in favour of industrial action in a row over shifts and new contracts. Members of the Fire Brigades Union voted nine to one for action short of a strike, which could include a ban on overtime and withdrawal of good w...

Smoke alarm prompts flat rescue in Peterborough

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  • September 17, 2010
A man was rescued unconscious from a smoke-filled flat in Cambridgeshire after neighbours heard an alarm. Crews from Dogsthorpe and Stanground were called to Paston Ridings, Peterborough, in the early hours. They found there was no fire but a pan on ...

Man jailed over Eastbourne house fire murders

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  • September 17, 2010
A man has been given two life sentences for murdering a woman and her daughter in a house fire in Sussex. Anthony Scrase, 37, of no fixed address, was told he would serve at least 20 years after earlier admitting the charges at Lewes Crown Court. Sal...

Rescue bid after boat fire off Shetland

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  • September 17, 2010
The crew of the Keltic raised the alarm on Friday morning A major rescue operation has been launched off Shetland after a Norwegian fishing boat went on fire. The Keltic, with 13 crew, raised the engine room fire alarm just before 1000 BST. A Coastg...

Toxic smoke after West Calder print factory fire

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  • September 17, 2010
Residents living near a print factory which burnt down have been warned to keep their doors and windows closed to avoid toxins entering their homes. The blaze at Amcor Flexibles at Brucefield Industrial Estate in West Calder broke out on Thursday aft...

Crews tackle Stourport-on-Severn nursing home fire

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  • September 17, 2010
Residents of a Worcestershire nursing home were forced to leave in the early hours when a fire started in the kitchen. Firefighters were called to the home in Church Lane, Astley, Stourport-on-Severn, at 0040 BST on Friday. Five residents, including ...

Two arrests over Aberdeen car fires

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  • September 17, 2010
Two young men have been arrested after cars were allegedly set on fire in Aberdeen. The fires happened in Printfield Walk in Woodside earlier this month and last month. Grampian Police said men, aged 19 and 21, had been charged following an investiga...

Wrexham recycling site to shut after fires

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  • September 17, 2010
A recycling centre which has been the scene of several deliberate fires is to close over fears somebody could be seriously injured. Fire crews, police and council officers have repeatedly been called out to the Prices Lane recycling site in Wrexham t...

Merseyside house damaged in explosion

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  • September 17, 2010
A house has been seriously damaged in an explosion on Merseyside. Police said a man was seen running away from the house in Park Lane West, Netherton, at 2045 BST on Thursday, possibly with his clothes on fire. A 35-year-old man from the Bootle area ...

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