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Men sentenced over arson attack on Maidstone property

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  • November 11, 2010
Two men have each been sentenced to three and a half years in jail for starting a fire at a property in Kent that left a couple in hospital. A man and a woman, both in their 60s, suffered severe smoke inhalation. Terry Payne, 18, and Stephen Whiting,...

Van goes over Devon bridge and lands on building

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  • November 11, 2010
A driver escaped from his van unhurt after it went over a bridge in north Devon. The fire service, police and paramedics were called to the incident near Great Torrington at about 1950 GMT. The fire service said it was believed the man lost control o...

Watchdog backs West Sussex fire station closures

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  • November 11, 2010
A watchdog has backed plans to close three fire stations as part of a reorganisation of West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS). But the scrutiny committee said the stations at Bosham, Findon and Keymer should be mothballed for a year while the e...

Alight fishing ship 'may come into Falmouth'

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  • November 11, 2010
A fishing ship which has been on fire for more than a fortnight may be brought into Falmouth, coastguards say. Thousands of cardboard boxes on board the Athena caught fire about 230 miles (370km) south west of the Isles of Scilly on 27 October. It sa...

Firefighters cut through roof to tackle blaze

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  • November 11, 2010
Firefighters had to cut through the flat roof of an Edinburgh house after flames spread through the building. The blaze began just after 1900 GMT on Wednesday at the property in Old Mill Lane, near Gilmerton Road. The fire brigade was at the scene fo...

Religion out of Norfolk fire Armistice event

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  • November 11, 2010
A fire chief in Norfolk has removed the religious aspect from a Armistice Day event, saying it would otherwise exclude some staff members. Norfolk Fire Service's chief fire officer Nigel Williams said staff would mark the event but it would not be li...

Escaped cow rescued from Bristol swimming pool

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  • November 11, 2010
Firefighters were called out to rescue a cow from a swimming pool. The animal was one of 25 heifers which escaped from a field at the University of Bristol's vet school in Langford on Wednesday. The cow went into a local garden where it fell into the...

Pilot 'died before light aircraft crash' in Oxfordshire

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  • November 11, 2010
A Ryanair pilot flying a private light aircraft that crashed killing both him and a passenger may have died before it went down, an accident report has said. The Piper PA aircraft crashed over Bladon, Oxfordshire, on 15 January. Tests showed that pil...

Historic Fordingbridge cottage destroyed by fire

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  • November 11, 2010
A fire has destroyed a 200-year-old thatched cottage which had to be rebuilt three years ago after a previous blaze. About 80 firefighters tackled flames coming from the roof of building in Woodgreen, near Fordingbridge, on the edge of Hampshire's Ne...

Carnival Splendor cruise ship approaches San Diego

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  • November 11, 2010
A disabled cruise ship that caught fire off the coast of Mexico is approaching San Diego and is expected to arrive in the US city by midday on Thursday. The vessel is being pulled by two tugboats and followed by three others. The Carnival Splendor, w...

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