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Man tried to save Cheltenham geologist

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  • January 28, 2011
A man climbed into a collapsed trench to try to save a geologist who was trapped in it, a court heard. Alexander Wright, 27, from Cheltenham, in Gloucestershire died at a development site in Brimscombe Lane, near Stroud in September 2008. Cotswold Ge...

Woman dies in St Annes bungalow fire

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  • January 28, 2011
A woman has died in a fire at a bungalow in Lancashire. Fire crews were called to Mayfield Road in St Annes at about 1215 GMT and found the building well alight. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said police officers and the ambulance service were c...

Enniskillen firefighters fail to agree on bomb montage

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  • January 28, 2011
Firefighters in Enniskillen have failed to agree whether a montage commemorating the 1987 bomb should be on display in the town's fire station. The display was taken down in 2007 following an anonymous complaint. Last year, the NI Ombudsman Tom Frawl...

Three homes damaged in Newtownabbey arson attack

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  • January 28, 2011
Three houses have been badly damaged in an arson attack at Rathfern Way in Newtownabbey, County Antrim. Five fire engines and an aerial appliance attended the blaze on Thursday night. News Feed from BBC News Click to view video...

Sydney residents flee huge paint factory fire

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  • January 28, 2011
Residents on the outskirts of Sydney in Australia were evacuated from their homes on Friday after a paint factory burst into flames. Sixteen fire crews used high-powered hoses to fight the blaze, which produced a huge plume of smoke over the suburb o...

Woman, 69, dies after house fire

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  • January 28, 2011
A 69-year-old woman who was rescued by emergency services from a fire at her home in Holywell, Flintshire, has died in hospital. She had been taken to Whiston Hospital, Prescot, Merseyside, following the incident on Wednesday night. North Wales Fire ...

Teenagers arrested after Treviglas school fire bailed

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  • January 28, 2011
Two teenage boys arrested after a fire broke out at a school in Newquay have been released on bail. Police are investigating what they believe is a suspected arson attack and a burglary at Treviglas Community College. More than 40 firefighters fought...

Fire crews tackle blaze at Sandwich shuttlecock factory

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  • January 28, 2011
A fire has destroyed part of a shuttlecock factory in Kent. Fire crews were called to Archers Low Farm, in Sandown Road, Sandwich, just before 2000 GMT on Thursday. At its height, more than 40 firefighters from Sandwich, Eastry and Ramsgate tackled t...

Indonesia ferry fire and fatal train crash in Java

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  • January 28, 2011
A fire on a crowded Indonesian ferry and a collision between two passenger trains, have left at least 14 people dead and scores injured. The accidents happened just 30 minutes apart on the main island of Java. The ferry fire broke out soon after the ...

Homes destroyed in Newtownabbey arson attack

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  • January 28, 2011
Two homes have been destroyed and another badly damaged in an arson attack at Rathfern Way in Newtownabbey, County Antrim. Five fire engines and an aerial appliance attended the blaze on Thursday night. No-one was injured. Six houses were evacuated a...

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