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Accused husband denies Barnstaple murders

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  • February 28, 2011
The estranged husband of one of two women found dead after a house fire in north Devon has denied their murders. The bodies of Debbie Jones and Donna St John, both 35, were found in Fortmead Close, Barnstaple, on 22 August 2010. Neil Langmead, 40, pl...

Large fire at Andover thatched cottage

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  • February 28, 2011
Sixty firefighters have tackled a fire at a thatched cottage in Hampshire. The fire, which destroyed the ground floor, first floor and thatched roof of the cottage in Upton, near Andover, was brought under control at 0300 GMT. No-one was thought to h...

Four Americans killed in UAE as small plane crashes

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  • February 28, 2011
Four Americans were killed when the small plane they were travelling in crashed shortly after take-off in the United Arab Emirates. The aircraft was en route to Saudia Arabia - the first leg of a return trip to the US, the US embassy said. The plane ...

Murder charge over Edinburgh flat fire body find

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  • February 28, 2011
A man has been charged with murder after the body of a 45-year-old man was found following a fire at a flat in Edinburgh. The body of Alan Ross was found at his first-floor flat in Pilton Drive North at about 0230 GMT on Sunday. Lothian and Borders P...

Shanghai General Motors in car fuel pipe recall

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  • February 28, 2011
Shanghai General Motors, a joint venture between General Motors and Shanghai Automotive (SAIC), is to recall 232,931 cars in China. The recall is over faulty fuel pipes that could make cars catch fire. It involves 133,074 2-litre and 2.4-litre Regal ...

Cannabis plants found in fire in Forest of Dean

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  • February 28, 2011
Firefighters tackling a house fire in the Forest of Dean discovered suspected 50 plants. The fire service was called to the property in the morning following reports of the blaze. A Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said police were c...

Trains around Reading disrupted by gas cylinder fire

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  • February 28, 2011
Train services around Reading in Berkshire were disrupted by a fire involving a gas cylinder, which it was feared might explode. Crews were called to Kennet Weir business park in Theale at 0930 GMT. A 200m (650ft) cordon was set up and workers were e...

Charges over Warwickshire firefighters' deaths

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  • February 28, 2011
Three Warwickshire fire service managers are to face charges of manslaughter by gross negligence over the deaths of four firefighters. Paul Simmons, Adrian Ashley and Timothy Woodward were incident commanders at the time of the warehouse blaze in Ath...

Murder charges over body found in car in Blackheath

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  • February 28, 2011
Two teenagers have been remanded in custody charged with murdering a man found dead in the boot of a burnt-out car in south-east London. Singh, 21, of Bexleyheath, was discovered in a Mercedes in Angerstein Lane, Blackheath, on Saturday. Mundill Mah...

Buckinghamshire fire engines offered for auction

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  • February 28, 2011
Three fire engines that have reached the end of their working lives are being offered for sale by the fire and rescue service in Buckinghamshire. They are being sold in a sealed bid auction, with the money raised set to go towards buying a new engine...

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