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Swedish actor Per Oscarsson feared dead in house fire

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  • January 2, 2011
Fears are growing for award-winning Swedish actor Per Oscarsson and his wife after human remains were found in his house, which burnt down on Friday. The remains of one person found in the ashes are likely to be either that of the 83-year-old star or...

Man taken to hospital after house fire at Pontarddulais

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  • January 2, 2011
A man is being treated for severe smoke inhalation following a kitchen fire near Swansea. Mid and West Wales Fire Service were called to Robert Davies Court, Pontarddulais, at about 1420 GMT on Sunday. The casualty was given oxygen before being taken...

Woman missing in Warton house fire

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  • January 2, 2011
A woman is missing and thought to be inside a house which caught fire in Warwickshire. Fire crews were called to the semi-detached house in Little Warton Road, Warton, near Polesworth, at 1425 GMT. The ambulance service said two men, aged 56 and 21, ...

Russia grounds all Tu-154Bs after fatal fire

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  • January 2, 2011
Russia's airlines must ground their Tu-154B planes, after a fire in Siberia which killed three people, the country's transport watchdog says. At least 43 were injured when the plane, carrying 124 people, burst into flames before take-off from Surgut....

Smoke alarm plea after man dies in Thornton house fire

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  • January 2, 2011
Firefighters in Lancashire have urged people to install fire alarms in their homes after a man died in a house fire on New Year's Eve. Crews were called to Tennyson Avenue, Thornton, on Friday night. They found the man, thought to be in his 60s, in a...

Three people saved from house fire in Nottinghamshire

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  • January 2, 2011
A Nottinghamshire family has been rescued from a fire at their house by firefighters. Two men and a woman were rescued from an upstairs window of the terraced property on Howard Street in Sutton-in-Ashfield. Two dogs were also rescued from the house,...

Man dies in third Strathclyde flat blaze

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  • January 2, 2011
A man in his 50s has died following a fire at a flat in North Lanarkshire. Two Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service crews were called out to the blaze at Muiryhill Street, Coatbridge, at 0100 GMT. The man was rescued by firefighters wearing breathing ...

Three people rescued from fire at flat in Leeds

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  • January 2, 2011
Three people have been rescued from a fire at a block of flats in the Rothwell area of Leeds. The fire happened at about 0300 GMT on Sunday at the first-floor flat on the city's Commercial Street. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said three peo...

Two cut from vehicles after crash at Glangrwyney

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  • January 2, 2011
Two people were treated by paramedics following a collision between two cars close to the Powys-Monmouthshire border. The crash took place on Sunday morning on the A40 at Glangrwyney between Crickhowell and Abergavenny. Mid and West Wales Fire and Re...

Man cut free from car after crash in Forest of Dean

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  • January 2, 2011
A man has been injured in a crash which brought down a power line in the Forest of Dean in the early hours of New Year's Day. The emergency services were called to the accident on the A48 near Elton Corner at about 0300 GMT on Saturday. The man was c...

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