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Swindon man jailed for killing girlfriend in flat fire

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  • October 27, 2010
A man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for starting a fire that caused the death of his girlfriend. James Larkin, 33, from Eastleaze, Swindon, was convicted of manslaughter and and arson with intent to endanger life at Bristol Crown Court ...

Lichfield workers escape industrial press factory fire

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  • October 27, 2010
Up to 50 staff were evacuated from a factory when an industrial press caught fire in Staffordshire. It started in the IMI Norgen factory in Eastern Avenue, Lichfield, at about 0140 BST and was out by 0350 BST. Six fire crews initially attended but th...

Teenager questioned over spate of car fires in Hastings

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  • October 27, 2010
Police investigating a series of car fires in Hastings have bailed an 18-year-old man. The teenager was arrested in the Old Town in the early hours on suspicion of arson. He was questioned and bailed pending further inquiries and tests. There have be...

Man killed in Liverpool car crash named

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  • October 27, 2010
A man who died when the car he was travelling in crashed into a lamppost and caught fire has been identified. Mark Doyle, 19, from Orrell Park, was a passenger in the silver S-Type Jaguar which crashed in Stanley Road, Kirkdale, early on Saturday mor...

Driver escapes Berkshire M4 lorry fire unhurt

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  • October 27, 2010
A driver had a lucky escape when his lorry burst into flames on a motorway services slip road in Berkshire. The vehicle was carrying scrap metal when it caught alight as it entered the Moto services on the westbound M4 at Reading on Tuesday. The driv...

Four rescued after arson attack on Ipswich flat

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  • October 27, 2010
Two women and two children were rescued by firefighters following an arson attack on a flat in Suffolk. Emergency services were called to Whitland Close, Ipswich, in the early hours. A joint fire service and police investigation is taking place and i...

Safety protocol 'delayed' 7/7 fire crew at Aldgate

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  • October 27, 2010
A group of firefighters refused to enter a tunnel after one of the 7 July Tube bombings because of health and safety concerns, the inquest has heard. Police Inspector Robert Munn said there was a delay as they tried to confirm the electricity had bee...

York house fire: 97-year-old man found dead

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  • October 27, 2010
The body of a 97-year-old man has been found in a burning bungalow in York. Firefighters found the man after they were called to the property in Bellhouse Way, in the Foxwood area of the city, on Tuesday evening. Police said the man, who has not yet ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-11633974

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  • October 27, 2010
Nearly 100 people who were on board a ship which caught fire have been rescued from life rafts. The Athena, a factory fishing ship, had 111 people on board when the fire started 230 miles (370km) south-west of the Isles of Scilly in the Atlantic. A c...

Fire tackled in Weymouth toilets

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  • October 27, 2010
Fire crews were called to tackle a fire in an underground toilet block in Weymouth, Dorset. They were called to the public toilets near the old pier bandstand on the Esplanade, by Brunswick Terrace, at about 2230 BST on Tuesday. When they arrived thi...

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