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Four fall from ship at Royal Portbury Dock

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  • February 7, 2011
Four men are critically ill after falling from a container ship into the water during an exercise drill at the Royal Portbury Dock near Bristol. An ambulance service spokesman said one man went into cardiac arrest and the others were suffering "extre...

South Africa murder suspect extradition agreed

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  • February 7, 2011
A man is to be extradited from South Africa on suspicion of the murder of a six-year-old girl in West Sussex more than six years ago, police have said. Dumo Sibanda, from Crawley, died from smoke inhalation in a fire at her home in Pound Hill in Octo...

Agency failures over Bradford fire death boy's care

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  • February 7, 2011
A review has found there was a "wholesale failure of integrated working" by agencies involved in the care of a boy who died in a house fire. Damian Clough, 12, who had autism, died in the blaze in Kinara Close, Stocksbridge, Keighley, in April 2009. ...

Elderly couple rescued from car in water in Cookstown

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  • February 7, 2011
An elderly couple have been rescued after they were trapped in a car which was in 3ft of water in County Tyrone. Two fire engines attended the incident at Kingsmill, Cookstown, after receiving a call at 1418 GMT. The couple were trapped as a result o...

Man cleared of Maidenhead arson attack murder

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  • February 7, 2011
A man has been cleared 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. Appearing at Reading Crown Court, Kanwarpal Singh, 18, from Rochfords...

Liverpool street closed as glass blown from building

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  • February 7, 2011
Part of Liverpool city centre has been cordoned off after a glass panel blew out of an apartment block and smashed. The glass fell onto Paradise Street, which is central to the Liverpool One shopping centre, from the Bridge Street apartments. No-one ...

Fire service converts chip pan van into command unit

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  • February 7, 2011
Staff at Jersey Fire and Rescue service have made a mobile command unit out of an old chip pan demonstration van. In the process they have saved the department almost £300,000. The service decided they needed better support for large incidents f...

Girls injured as car mounts pavement in Colchester

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  • February 7, 2011
Two teenage pedestrians have been injured after a car being driven by an 87-year-old man mounted the pavement. The 16-year-old girls were in Head Street, Colchester, in Essex when the car hit them before coming to a stop at a shop wall. One girl was ...

Councils to be told to identify staff earning £58,200

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  • February 7, 2011
Local councils and other public bodies in England would have to identify all staff earning £58,200 or more under plans proposed by Eric Pickles. The local government secretary included it among proposals being put out for consultation ...

Fire hits Rio de Janeiro's carnival district in Brazil

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  • February 7, 2011
A fire has broken out in the carnival district of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, destroying warehouses where floats are made. At least four warehouses, a samba school and a carnival museum have been damaged in the blaze at Samba City. One man ...

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