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Guernsey Fire Service urges electrical safety checks

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  • January 24, 2011
Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service has reminded islanders to regularly check their electrics to ensure fire safety at home. It said faulty electrical goods was one of the biggest causes of house fires in the British Isles. The fire service has begun a ...

Brothers guilty of Bradford family fire deaths

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  • January 24, 2011
Two brothers have been found guilty of killing two children and their mother in an arson attack on their home in West Yorkshire. Alina Shah, 10, and her brother Aman, eight, were fatally injured in the fire in Bradford last July. Their mother, Iram, ...

Moscow bombing: Carnage at Russia's Domodedovo airport

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  • January 24, 2011
A bomb attack at Moscow's Domodedovo airport has killed at least 35 people and injured more than 100 - many of them critically, officials say. Investigators say the explosion, which happened in the arrivals hall, was caused by a suicide bomber. Pres...

Man arrested in Beverley arson investigation

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  • January 24, 2011
A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged arson attack in Beverley which caused "extensive damage" to a house and two cars. Police said a fire was started in a car during an incident on Scaife Close in the early hours of Monday. This then...

Police name elderly man killed in Dundee fire

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  • January 24, 2011
Police have named an elderly man who died after a fire broke out at his home in Dundee at the weekend. Fire crews treated Robert Latto at the scene of the blaze on Kinghorne Road at about 1425 GMT on Saturday, but the 87-year-old died the following d...

7/7 inquests: Jailed fireman praised for his bravery

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  • January 24, 2011
A fireman serving a 14-year jail sentence for drug smuggling was praised for his courage in rescuing victims of the 7 July bus bombing. The coroner at the inquest into the Tavistock Square bomb told Simon Ford no-one could doubt his bravery "whatever...

Eltham fatal house fire 'not suspicious'

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  • January 24, 2011
A fire in which one man died and another man was seriously injured is not being treated as suspicious. The victim died when flames swept through the property in Grangehill Road, Eltham, south-east London, in the early hours of Sunday. A Metropolitan ...

Man killed at house fire in Eltham, south-east London

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  • January 24, 2011
A man has been killed and another badly injured after fire tore through a house in south-east London. Flames took hold of the property in Grangehill Road, Eltham, south-east London, at about 0400 GMT on Sunday. Four fire engines and 20 firefighters t...

Basingstoke hotel guests evacuated after fire

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  • January 24, 2011
An investigation is under way following a fire at a hotel and bar in Hampshire. Two members of staff attempted to put out the blaze, which started in a first floor boiler room, at the Beach Arms Hotel in Basingstoke. More than 30 fire crews tackled t...

Rare cattle saved from Temple Newsam Farm 'arson'

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  • January 24, 2011
Eighty rare breed cattle have been rescued by firefighters after a suspected arson attack at a popular open farm on the outskirts of Leeds. Staff at Temple Newsam Farm helped to move the cows, many of which were pregnant, as a barn containing hay wen...

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