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Families return home after Millisle fire

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  • December 15, 2010
Ten families who had to spend a night out of their homes after a fire in Millisle, County Down, have returned to the properties. A blaze destroyed a large garage at a house on the Donaghadee Road on Tuesday. Acetylene tanks were found on the premises...

Liverpool teams seize dangerous fake GHD straighteners

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  • December 15, 2010
Trading standards officers in Liverpool have seized more than 4,000 fake GHD hair straighteners in the past year. The imitations of the popular brand are defective and can catch fire, causing burns or electrocution, they have warned. Consumers are be...

Two in court over Penhallow Hotel fire

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  • December 15, 2010
A director and senior manager from the company that owned a Cornwall hotel where a fire led to the deaths of three guests, have appeared in court. The Penhallow Hotel in Newquay burnt down in August 2007. Nicola Burfitt, group administrative manager ...

Fire crews tackle blaze at student rooms in Leicester

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  • December 15, 2010
Firefighters have tackled a blaze at student accommodation in central Leicester. Emergency crews were called to the halls of residence at Liberty Park, Eastern Boulevard, at about 1500 GMT on Wednesday. It is believed the fire started on the third fl...

Huge blaze at Fife industrial estate

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  • December 15, 2010
A large fire is being tackled on an industrial estate in Fife. The Production Glass Fibre plant in Kirkcaldy Mitchelson Industrial Estate is said to be well alight. Fife Fire and Rescue Service firefighters were called about 1600 GMT but the cause of...

Trio rescued from two house fires

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  • December 15, 2010
Three people have been rescued after two separate fires in Edinburgh and East Lothian. Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said a 70-year-old man owed his life to a passing delivery driver who noticed the fire at his Wallyford home. He got th...

Fire cuts may see Nottinghamshire stations close

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  • December 15, 2010
Three retained fire stations in Nottinghamshire may close as part of cost-cutting measures. The service must save nearly £5m over two years, about 12% of its budget, due to a lower government grant. Managers estimate as well as the part-time sta...

Jury out in Luton fireman on crash charge

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  • December 15, 2010
The jury in the trial of a fireman accused of causing death by dangerous driving while on an emergency call has retired to consider its verdict. Leteef Kadri Sheikh, 52, of Marlow Avenue, Luton, died a month after his car was in collision with the fi...

Eastbourne retail park fire: three held in arson probe

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  • December 15, 2010
Three teenage boys have been arrested over a fire which is estimated to have caused millions of pounds worth of damage to four stores at a retail park. More than 80 firefighters tackled the blaze at the Crumbles Retail Park, in Sovereign Harbour, Eas...

Animals killed in allotment arson in Gateshead

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  • December 15, 2010
Rabbits and pigeons have been killed in a suspected arson attack at an allotment in Gateshead. The fire happened at about 0335 GMT on Wednesday on The Avenue, Felling. Four sheds were damaged and numerous pigeons and rabbits killed. However other ani...

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