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Firefighters called to 'explosion' in Stoke Newington

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  • January 31, 2011
A suspected gas explosion has destroyed a flat in north-east London. Firefighters were called to reports of a blast in Aden Grove, Stoke Newington. The ground-floor flat of a five-storey block was affected at about 1820 GMT. The fire service said not...

Arson probe into Sunderland car fires

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  • January 31, 2011
Police in Sunderland have appealed for witnesses after three parked cars were set on fire in a short space of time. Two of the vehicles were on Chepstow Street and one in nearby Tintern Street when they were targeted on Thursday night. It is believed...

Arson guts Funtasia centre in Dudley

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  • January 31, 2011
A fire which has destroyed most of a children's play centre in the West Midlands was the result of arson, fire crews have said. More than 40 firefighters were called to Funtasia, a football academy with a children's centre and social club in Dudley, ...

Fire at Moorgate Crossrail building site

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  • January 31, 2011
Firefighters in central London have put out a fire which started at a site due to be demolished as part of the Crossrail scheme. They were called to 91-103 Moorgate at 1510 GMT and 31 construction workers were evacuated. A water cooler on the roof wa...

Buxton fatal fire mother 'wanted to create drama'

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  • January 31, 2011
A Derbyshire mother accused of murdering two of her children in a fire started it because she wanted to create a "drama", a court has heard. Fiona Adams, 23, from Buxton, escaped while daughter Niamh, five, and son Cayden, two, died in the fire in Ap...

Jury out in police officer arson trial

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  • January 31, 2011
The jury in the trial of a police officer accused of framing his lover's husband for an arson attack has retired to consider its verdict. Ch Supt Jim Trotman, of Thames Valley Police, was in a secret affair with Ian Gray's wife, Karin, when Mr Trotma...

Fortfield Hotel in Sidmouth faces demolition after fire

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  • January 31, 2011
Parts of a derelict Sidmouth hotel may have to be demolished after a second damaging fire in less than a month. Building engineers have surveyed the remains of the Fortfield Hotel and found some walls are unstable. No-one was injured in the fire and ...

Droitwich toddler alerts mother to fire

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  • January 31, 2011
A three-year-old girl who alerted her mother to a fire next to her house has been praised by firefighters. Megan Key was playing with her toys in the living room of her family's home in Droitwich on Friday when she spotted flames coming from a garden...

Dorset cupboard fire caused by chimney

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  • January 31, 2011
Two people needed medical treatment after fires started in neighbouring houses in Dorset. Crews were called to Long Critchell, near Blandford, at 2312 GMT on Sunday after fire broke out in an airing cupboard in a semi-detached house. Dorset Fire and ...

Offices of anti-government Lankaenews.com set on fire

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  • January 31, 2011
Unidentified attackers in Sri Lanka have set fire to the offices of a website critical of the government. The staff at Lankaenews.com website had been coming under threat for some time. Police are now guarding the bungalow which the website uses as i...

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