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Chemical tanks explode at design factory in Maldon

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  • February 8, 2011
Two chemical tanks have exploded during a blaze at a design manufacturing plant in Essex. Six fire crews were called to the Sil-Die factory in Fullbridge, Maldon, at 1245 GMT. Two phosphorus tanks have exploded and crews have been hampered by a numbe...

Blaze destroys Baschurch outhouse building

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  • February 8, 2011
Fire has destroyed an outhouse building which was used for storing wood in Shropshire. Fire crews were called to Shrewsbury Road in Baschurch shortly after 1330 GMT on Tuesday. A spokesman for Shropshire Fire and Rescue said crews had managed to stop...

Ivory Coast treasury hit by fire in Abidjan

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  • February 8, 2011
A fire has broken out at Ivory Coast's treasury, destroying financial documents in the main city, Abidjan. The cause of the blaze in the high-rise building was not clear but several floors were damaged before it was brought under control. The interna...

7/7 radio problems 'had been known about since 1987'

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  • February 8, 2011
Some of the problems which hampered the 7 July 2005 rescue operation were noted in 1987, the inquest has heard. Sir Desmond Fennell's report into the King's Cross fire in 1987 had made several recommendations which were not followed through, the inqu...

Fuel lines cut in Stirling petrol thefts

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  • February 8, 2011
Thieves in Stirling have resorted to cutting car fuel lines in a bid to steal tanks of petrol. Two cars parked in Forthvale Court were found with their lines cut. Police have warned that puddles of fuel left under vehicles is a serious fire risk. Pet...

Man due in court following house fire in Kinlochleven

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  • February 8, 2011
A 27-year-old man is expected to appear in court in connection with a fire at a house in Kinlochleven. The owners of the property were away at the time but police said a dog died in the blaze. The incident happened at about 2100 GMT on Sunday. Northe...

Murder inquiry launched after Edinburgh flat fire

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  • February 8, 2011
A murder inquiry has been launched after a man died following a suspicious fire at a flat in Edinburgh. Police said Stewart Taylor, 33, who was originally from Aberdeen, died after suffering serious head injuries in the incident in Chalmers Crescent....

Teenagers held after Slough hotel fire

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  • February 8, 2011
Two teenagers have been arrested following a fire at a guest house in Berkshire. Emergency services were called to the building in London Road, Slough, shortly before 1930 GMT on Monday. A 16-year-old and a 17-year-old were arrested at their homes du...

Devon overturned lorry causes A38 tailback

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  • February 8, 2011
An overturned lorry caused a long traffic tailback on the A38 near Plymouth in Devon. Both westbound lanes were closed after the lorry spilt its load of tarmac at the Deep Lane junction, Plympton, at 0940 GMT. The driver was treated at Derriford Hosp...

Burglars light fires inside house in Banbury

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  • February 8, 2011
Burglars broke into a house in Oxfordshire and set it on fire. Police said the family who live at the house in the Byeway in Grimsbury, Banbury, had gone out on Saturday afternoon when the break-in happened. Their relative noticed the blinds in the l...

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