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Fire at disused factory on estate near Thirsk

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  • January 12, 2011
Firefighters are tackling a large fire at a disused factory on an industrial estate in North Yorkshire, which has led to a main road being closed. The fire at the factory on the Dalton industrial estate near Thirsk broke out at about 1440 GMT. The fi...

Man seriously hurt in M1 lorry crash

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  • January 12, 2011
A man is in a life-threatening condition after his car became trapped under a lorry on the M1 in Hertfordshire. Emergency crews were called to the southbound carriageway, between junctions 9 and 8, near Redbourn and Hemel Hempstead, at 1030 GMT. The ...

Row 'caused Bradford family fire deaths'

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  • January 12, 2011
Two brothers killed two children and their mother in an arson attack following a business dispute with the youngsters' father, a court has heard. Alina Shah, 10, and her brother Aman, eight, were fatally injured at their home in Bradford last July. T...

Staffordshire fire station rebuilds 'to go ahead'

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  • January 12, 2011
A £50m project to rebuild 11 fire stations in Staffordshire has been given the go ahead, officials say. The scheme was approved by the Treasury in March, but the coalition government has since reviewed all Private Finance Initiative (PFI) projec...

Vehicles damaged in arson attacks in Gravesend

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  • January 12, 2011
Six cars have been damaged during a spate of arson attacks in the same street in north Kent. Kent Police said two vehicles were set alight on Wednesday night in Medhurst Gardens, Gravesend, and the flames spread to two other cars. Overnight on Friday...

Vans and sports pavilion damaged in Lincolnshire fires

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  • January 12, 2011
Two fires which damaged vehicles and a building in Lincolnshire are being treated as suspicious by police. Fire crews were called to a plant nursery on Main Road, North Thoresby, at about 0300 GMT and found two ice cream vans and a polytunnel alight....

Elderly man dies in Dundee flats blaze

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  • January 12, 2011
A man in his 80s has died in a fire at his 14th floor flat in Dundee. Emergency services were called to the blaze at Adamsons Court, Lochee, shortly after 0530 GMT. The man was found dead by firefighters. One person was treated by ambulance staff at ...

'Burglar' arrested after house fire

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  • January 12, 2011
A man who was rescued from a house fire in Londonderry has been arrested on suspicion of burglary. He was detained by police after being taken from the house on Strand Road at about 0500 GMT on Wednesday. The police have said they are not treating th...

Kaczynski air crash: Russia blames Polish pilot error

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  • January 12, 2011
Russia has blamed the Smolensk air crash which killed the Polish president and nearly 100 other people in April on Polish pilot error. The Polish crew failed to heed bad weather warnings because they were afraid of displeasing President Lech Kaczynsk...

Twelve rescued from Edinburgh tenement fire

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  • January 12, 2011
Twelve people have been treated for smoke inhalation following a late night fire in a tenement in the Newington area of Edinburgh. Four people were rescued by ladders from the fire in the four-storey building in Rankeillor Street. More than 40 firef...

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