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Police witness plea over Shotton Lane Social Club fire

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  • February 4, 2011
Police are continuing with a "thorough investigation" into a fire at a disused social club in Flintshire. The blaze at Shotton Lane Social Club, Shotton, forced 100 people from their homes in the early hours of Friday. The dangerous condition of the ...

Woman rescued from blazing flat in Bedford

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  • February 4, 2011
Firefighters have rescued a woman from a blaze in a fourth floor flat in Bedford. Crews were called to the fire at Upton Court, Severn Way, at about 2000 GMT. A woman was carried from the smoke-logged flat by firefighters and handed over to paramedic...

Man guilty of Maidenhead arson attack murder

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  • February 4, 2011
A man has been found guilty of murdering a woman who died in an arson attack in Berkshire. Saimah Ali, 23, was trapped and died in the blaze in Moor Lane, Maidenhead, in June last year. Amaar Najib, 20, of Slough, was found guilty of murder and arson...

Blaze at Ellesmere Port glass recycling plant

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  • February 4, 2011
More than 75 firefighters have tackled a large blaze at a glass recycling plant in Cheshire. The fire broke out at the Midland Glass Processing site on North Road in Ellesmere Port at about 1300 GMT. Nearby buildings were evacuated and fire crews rem...

Two women die in Deptford tower block blaze

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  • February 4, 2011
Two women have died and another is in hospital after a fire broke out at a block of flats in south-east London. Emergency services were called to Marine Tower in Abinger Grove, Deptford, at 1443 GMT. Up to 50 firefighters tackled the flames on the to...

Fire drill held at Castle Cornet

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  • February 4, 2011
A special drill has been held at Guernsey's Castle Cornet as part of an annual test of its fire plans. The review looked at the operational plan for the site, including how to access special risk areas, and tested signal equipment. Steve Wilkes, the ...

Disciplinary action over baby Alex Sutherland's death

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  • February 4, 2011
Two social workers are facing disciplinary action following the death of a 13-month-old boy in Manchester. Two other staff are having to work under supervision following the death of Alex Sutherland who had been left in front of a gas fire for three ...

Turkey factory blasts: Ankara explosions kill 16

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  • February 4, 2011
Two explosions after a gas leak in an industrial zone in the Turkish capital Ankara have left 16 people dead and many injured. The first blast brought down two floors of a generator factory on Thursday morning after a fault in a gas tank. Rescue team...

Wiltshire's chief fire officer Andy Goves to retire

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  • February 4, 2011
Wiltshire's chief fire officer, Andy Goves, has announced he is to retire at the end of March. He was appointed to the role in December 2003. Mr Goves said serving as the CFO "has been a real privilege, leading an organisation that has always punched...

Elderly woman dies after car fire in Alton

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  • February 4, 2011
A woman aged in her 70s has died after the car she was driving crashed and burst into flames in north Hampshire. The vehicle was in collision with another on the A339 at Bentworth, near Alton, on Thursday, at about 1715 GMT. The woman, who was drivin...

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