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Service for children killed in Derbyshire house fire

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  • January 26, 2011
A service has been held in the Derbyshire town where four children died in a fire. Tommy, nine, Alisha, six, Rocco, four and Appolonia, two, died at the property in Highfield Road, Hulland Ward, near Ashbourne, late on Monday. Dozens of people turned...

Explosion alert at Derby factory site

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  • January 26, 2011
Firefighters are tackling a fire at an industrial site in Derby. Six crews were called to Longbridge Lane shortly after 1810 GMT following reports of an explosion and have reported heavy plant is involved. There are no reports of any casualties and d...

Thames Valley police officer denies framing lawyer

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  • January 26, 2011
A senior police officer has denied trying to make a top City lawyer the "fall guy" for an arson attack while also having an affair with his wife. Ch Supt Jim Trotman, of Thames Valley Police, was in a secret affair with Ian Gray's wife, Karin, when M...

Family death Derbyshire fire 'started in lounge'

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  • January 26, 2011
Fire investigators believe a house fire which killed four children in Derbyshire started in the lounge. Tommy, nine, Alisha, six, Rocco, four and Appolonia, two, died at the property in Highfield Road, Hulland Ward, near Ashbourne, late on Monday. Th...

A man is arrested over a fire in St Helier garages

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  • January 26, 2011
A 44-year-old man has been arrested following a fire in garages in Elizabeth Lane in St Helier. The man remains at Police Headquarters assisting with inquiries after officers said the fire was being treated as suspicious. Experts are still trying to ...

Crimewatch appeal over Wakefield arson attack death

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  • January 26, 2011
A television appeal has been made over an arson attack in Wakefield in which an elderly woman died. Lea Brooke, 81, died when her home in Sandal Grange Farm in Walton Lane was set on fire on 10 November, 2008. White spirit was poured through the lett...

Hastings Pier arson suspects are rebailed

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  • January 26, 2011
Two men arrested on suspicion of arson after fire destroyed Hastings Pier have had their bail extended while Sussex Police continue their inquiries. The men, now both aged 19, from St Leonards-on-Sea, were arrested shortly after the fire broke out in...

Homes evacuated during Berkshire barn fire

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  • January 26, 2011
Residents in a Berkshire village were evacuated after a barn which had been used to store cars caught fire. Crews were called to the 30m-long building in Winkfield Lane, Winkfield, near Bracknell, on Tuesday at 1436 GMT where acetylene cylinders were...

Telford fire-damaged supermarket to be redeveloped

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  • January 26, 2011
A project to redevelop a fire-damaged shopping centre in Telford has been approved by councillors. The Malinslee Local Centre scheme will include a supermarket, play facilities, and homes. Telford & Wrekin Council's cabinet approved the proposed ...

Rackheath blast site to cost £1m to rebuild

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  • January 26, 2011
Buildings damaged by an explosion at an industrial estate in Norfolk will cost at least £1m to reconstruct. Site owner Tilia Properties said three or four buildings at Rackheath were so badly damaged they would need to be demolished and rebuilt....

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