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Fatal fire jury told Buxton mother 'loved her children'

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  • February 2, 2011
A mother accused of killing two of her children in a house fire loved them "with all her heart", a court was told. Fiona Adams' daughter Niamh, five, and son Cayden, two, died in the blaze at their home in Edale Way in Buxton, Derbyshire, last April....

Stricken Indian warship 'to be salvaged'

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  • February 2, 2011
Indian naval authorities say they hope to salvage a 3,000-tonne warship which ran aground on Monday after colliding with a merchant ship. The INS Vindhyagiri collided with a Cyprus-flagged merchant vessel on Sunday in Mumbai and caught fire. The inci...

Dorset straw barn fire under investigation

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  • February 2, 2011
A fire which ripped through a barn in Dorset, destroying 60 tonnes of straw, is under investigation. Crews were called to the building in Langton Matravers, near Swanage, at about 1745 GMT on Tuesday. The blaze was allowed to burn out and firefighter...

Man dies in fire in sheltered flats in West Kirby

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  • February 2, 2011
A man has died in a fire at sheltered accommodation on Merseyside. Fire crews were called to the flats in York Avenue, West Kirby at about 0240 GMT. Two women, 79, and 76, from two other flats were rescued by firefighters and treated for smoke inhala...

Casualties treated at Dorset house fire

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  • February 2, 2011
Several people had to be treated by paramedics after a fire at a property in Dorset. Crews in two engines were called to the house in Penn Hill Avenue, Lower Parkstone, Poole, in the early hours. A further two engines were drafted in to assist. The c...

Suffolk country shop struck by car and set alight

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  • February 2, 2011
An animal feed shop in Suffolk has been severely damaged after being struck by a car, burgled and then set alight. Twenty firefighters were called to the warehouse-style Copdock Country Store in Old London Road, Copdock, at 0130 GMT. The fire took ho...

Public view 'vital' to shape Surrey's future fire cover

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  • February 2, 2011
People living in Surrey are being encouraged to help influence the fire and rescue service's future plans for protecting the county. The Fire and Rescue Authority's draft action plan proposes a number of changes, including a reduction in night cover ...

200 jobs may go at Cassidian in Newport defence

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  • February 2, 2011
Up to 200 jobs are under threat at a defence company in Newport after it lost a UK government contract. Cassidian which specialises in providing secure communications for the MoD and employs around 900 people at its site in the city. But a restructur...

Duck feathers bring chaos to A14 in Cambridgeshire

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  • February 2, 2011
Duck feathers covered a major road in Cambridgeshire, bringing traffic to a standstill, after a fire in a lorry. A ruptured diesel tank caused the fire in the lorry, which was carrying the duck feathers on the A14 near Hemingford Grey. The westbound ...

Father of boiler death woman in carbon monoxide plea

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  • February 2, 2011
The father of a woman who drowned in a bath after breathing in carbon monoxide from a leaking boiler has urged people to learn lessons from her death. Katie Haines, 31, was found by her husband, Richard, at their home in Wokingham, Berkshire, in Febr...

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