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Honduras vice-minister Robelo among 14 plane crash dead

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  • February 14, 2011
A deputy minister, Rodolfo Robelo, is among 14 people reported dead in a plane crash in Honduras. The small commercial plane was on a routine scheduled flight from the coastal city of San Pedro Sula to the capital, Tegucigalpa. Also among those kille...

Crews at derelict building fire in Stoke-on-Trent

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  • February 14, 2011
Crews have been tackling a fire at a derelict building in Stoke-on-Trent. Firefighters were called to the former Stoke Irish Centre on North Street at about 1440 GMT on Monday. Five appliances have been deployed to the scene - two from Hanley, two fr...

Sheffield man 'lucky' after left cigarette starts fire

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  • February 14, 2011
A Sheffield man has been described as "lucky to be alive" after sleeping through a fire alarm triggered by an unattended cigarette. Firefighters said the man, 50, was pulled unconscious from his Scotia Drive property on Sunday night. He regained cons...

Ladyewell Shrine's Preston chapel damaged by fire

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  • February 14, 2011
A chapel next to a historic religious shrine in Lancashire was damaged by smoke and heat when a fire broke out in a shop below. Fire crews attended the chapel built next to the 11th Century Ladyewell Shrine on Fernyhalgh Lane, Haighton, Preston at 08...

Buxton fire death children 'disappeared in smoke'

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  • February 14, 2011
A mother accused of killing two of her children in a Derbyshire house fire has told a court she lost sight of them in her smoke-filled bedroom. Fiona Adams escaped with baby son Kiernan, but daughter Niamh, five, and elder son Cayden, two, died in th...

Woman 'murdered in Cornwall sex attack cover-up'

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  • February 14, 2011
A man from Cornwall murdered a care home assistant by setting fire to her home to cover up a sex attack, a court heard. The body of Corby Craze, 43, was found naked at her burned-out house in Vivian Road, Bodmin, on 14 August 2010. Terence Whitham, 3...

Three charged with Haywards Heath mosque arson

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  • February 14, 2011
Three 19-year-old men have been charged with arson following a fire at a newly-renovated mosque in West Sussex. The fire at the mosque in Wivelsfield Road, Haywards Heath, was started in the early hours of Sunday. It opened in November after being re...

Cork air crash survivor speaks of miracle escape

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  • February 14, 2011
Laurence Wilson from Larne was one of six passengers who survived the Cork air crash. Six people, including the pilot and co-pilot of the Manx2 flight died when it crashed on its third attempt. Mr Wilson said it was "really really foggy" at the airpo...

Two British soldiers die in fire at base in Afghanistan

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  • February 14, 2011
Two British soldiers have died at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan after what is thought to have been a "domestic" fire. The Ministry of Defence said the deaths of the men, who served with the Royal Logistic Corps, were not thought to have been as a resul...

London fire engines held over weekend after dispute

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  • February 14, 2011
London's Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has criticised London Fire Brigade (LFB) for not returning 27 fire engines to fire stations over the weekend. The fire engines were removed from service last October during a dispute over shift patterns. But an agre...

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