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Blidworth caravan fires treated as arson

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  • February 18, 2011
Police investigating two caravan fires outside homes in Nottinghamshire say they were started deliberately. Fire crews were called to both Saville Street and Grange Road, in Blidworth, at about 0100 GMT on Thursday following reports caravans were abl...

Man's body found in Billericay caravan fire

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  • February 18, 2011
A man has died in a fire in a caravan in Essex. Crews were called to the caravan in Buckwyns Chase, Billericay, on Friday morning after being alerted by a neighbour. By the time firefighters arrived the fire was mostly out and they found the body of ...

Three arrested over arson attacks on Maidstone firms

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  • February 18, 2011
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of carrying out five arson attacks in Kent. Five firms, within an eight-mile radius of each other in the Maidstone area, have been set alight since October. No-one has been injured in the attacks which includ...

Suffolk County Council backs £42.5m cuts plan

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  • February 18, 2011
A package of £42.5m of cuts over the next 12 months was backed by Suffolk County Council in a meeting on Thursday evening lasting six hours. More than 1,400 posts will be lost over two years, representing a 14% drop in staff numbers. The Conserv...

Glasgow Gallowgate fire closes city centre roads

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  • February 18, 2011
Several roads in Glasgow city centre remain closed as firefighters tackle the remains of a major blaze close to The Barras market. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue was called to the incident, at a row of shops on Gallowgate, at 2230 GMT on Thursday. The ...

Carbon monoxide alarms for NI Housing Executive homes

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  • February 18, 2011
Carbon monoxide detectors are to be installed in almost 3,000 Housing Executive homes in NI. Social Development Minister Alex Attwood said tenants with a solid fuel glass fronted fire will get a detector. Mr Attwood instructed the Housing Executive t...

Trewhiddle Holiday Park chalet fire victim identified

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  • February 18, 2011
A body found in a badly burned wooden chalet in Cornwall has been identified. Firefighters recovered the body of 47-year-old Kevin Mark Orchard from the chalet at Trewhiddle Holiday Park near St Austell on Monday evening. The fire was described as se...

Five in hospital after being cut from car in Lewistown

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  • February 18, 2011
Five people have been taken to hospital following a road crash in Bridgend. A car carrying four adults and a child narrowly avoided a head-on collision with a school coach in Lewistown at 1540 GMT before colliding with a wall. South Wales Fire Servic...

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