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Inquiry starts over Rolls-Royce plant fire in Derby

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  • September 28, 2010
An investigation has begun into the cause of a fire which broke out at a former Rolls-Royce building in Derby. Firefighters were called to the premises in Nightingale Road shortly after 1300 BST. The Old Main Works site ceased operations in 2005 and ...

Burning newspaper pushed into cat flap of flat

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  • September 28, 2010
Police are investigating a suspected arson attack on a home in Shropshire after burning paper was pushed through a cat flap. The incident happened at a flat in Camross Drive, Herongate, in Shrewsbury at about 0430 BST. The occupant was awoken by a no...

Boiler fire helps snare £1.5m drugs man

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  • September 28, 2010
A man has admitted being involved in the supply of more than £1.5m of amphetamine after a boiler fire led police to his home in Clydebank. The High Court in Glasgow heard how Stuart George, 28, sub-let his flat to a "third party" in return for t...

Bird strike causes RAF jet alert at Cardiff Airport

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  • September 28, 2010
Emergency services were scrambled to Cardiff Airport to help escort an RAF jet to safety. The RAF Hawk is thought to have got into difficulty after flying into a flock of birds. South Wales fire service said six crews were dispatched. The jet landed ...

Luxury cars torched in driveway

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  • September 28, 2010
Two luxury cars were found ablaze in the driveway of a Dundee home, police have said. The silver BMW X5 and grey Audi A4 were set on fire at about 2330 BST on Monday at the house in Arbroath Road. Tayside Police have appealed for witnesses of the inc...

Man in court after Orkney island fires

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  • September 28, 2010
A man has appeared in court in connection with a series of fires which affected properties on the Orkney island of Sanday. Leonard Cairns, 52, appeared in private at Kirkwall Sheriff Court, charged with wilful fireraising. Twenty-two people were move...

Nine people rescued from Edinburgh flat fire

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  • September 28, 2010
Nine people have been rescued from a large fire in an Edinburgh tenement. One couple were rescued from the roof of the block in Croall Place, while a hydraulic platform was used to help a family escape through a window. Eighteen firefighter tackled t...

North Lincolnshire water safety group formed

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  • September 28, 2010
A multi-agency safety group has been set up in North Lincolnshire to try to raise awareness of the dangers posed by open water such as ponds and lakes. The group includes representatives from the fire service, police, council and ambulance service. I...

Kitchen appliance warning after Bearsted fire

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  • September 28, 2010
A fire thought to have been started by a dishwasher has caused extensive damage to a house in Kent. Fire crews have warned people not to use kitchen appliances such as dishwashers, tumble dryers or washing machines either overnight or while they are ...

Furniture 'fuels' warehouse fire in Chelmsford

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  • September 28, 2010
A fire at a row of warehouses in Essex was made more severe by flammable materials stored inside, the fire service has said. More than 60 firefighters were called to Duke Park Estate, in Chelmsford, on Monday night. The fire is believed to have start...

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