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Arson arrest after firefighters injured in flat fire

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  • January 10, 2011
Police have arrested a man on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after four firefighters were injured tackling flat fire in south London. London Fire Brigade was called to a fire in a block of flats at East Hill, in Wandsworth, on Saturd...

Mahle plant ammonia leak prompts Kilmarnock evacuation

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  • January 10, 2011
Fire crews have been called to a engineering works in East Ayrshire following a chemical leak. Residents were evacuated from a number of homes in Kilmarnock as a precaution following the suspected ammonia leak at the Mahle plant in New Street. Part o...

Fire-damaged Horizon Oil Sands plant 'could resume'

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  • January 10, 2011
The Horizon Oil Sands facility could resume limited operations after a fire damaged key equipment last week, owner Canadian Natural Resources has said. In a statement, the company said two of four coke drums used to extract petroleum from bitume...

Jail for arson attack neighbour

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  • January 10, 2011
A 51-year-old Kent woman who carried out more than a dozen arson attacks on cars and properties has been jailed. Barbara Gordon Jones carried out the attacks on her neighbours in Tudeley, and former neighbours in Chiddingstone, Kent, and Bletchingley...

Police followed driver before fatal River Witham plunge

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  • January 10, 2011
A man who died after a car plunged into a Lincolnshire river was being followed by police at the time. Officers tried to speak to the 70-year-old man who was sitting in a Hyundai Accent close to Tattershall Bridge, near RAF Coningsby, on Monday morni...

Northumberland and Cumbria fire brigades merger plan opposed

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  • January 10, 2011
Union leaders have branded a potential merger of Northumberland and Cumbria fire brigades as "ludicrous". Council bosses at the two county councils claim a shared service with a single chief fire officer could result in substantial savings. But the F...

Capsized canoeists rescued from Severn weir barrier

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  • January 10, 2011
Two canoeists who capsized close to a weir on the River Severn were rescued by a passing dragon boat team. A woman was dragged into the weir barrier when her canoe capsized at Diglis Lock, Diglis, in Worcestershire at about 1350 GMT on Sunday. Three ...

Iran investigates IranAir passenger plane crash

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  • January 10, 2011
Iran has begun an investigation into a passenger plane crash in the north-west of the country which killed at least 77 people. The IranAir Boeing 727, which was carrying 104 people, was flying from Tehran when it came down and broke into pieces near ...

Arson suspected after fire breaks out in Bideford flat

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  • January 10, 2011
An arson investigation has begun after a fire at a flat in north Devon. Fire crews and police were called to the ground floor property on Westcombe Lane in Bideford at 2216 GMT on Sunday. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to p...

Arsonists set back Manchester community football plans

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  • January 10, 2011
Arsonists have set fire to a disused sports centre in Manchester that was at the centre of plans to revitalise community football. Emergency services were called to Hardy Farm Sports Ground near the River Mersey in Chorlton at 2130 GMT on Friday. The...

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