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Baby treated after Rochdale arson attack

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  • February 22, 2011
A couple and their baby managed to escape from a blazing block of flats in Greater Manchester after arsonists set it alight. The one-year-old boy, his mother, 23, and father, 26, were treated for smoke inhalation after fleeing the building on St Jame...

Tunnel rail link driver 'lay burnt on ground'

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  • February 22, 2011
A railway worker among the first to arrive at a fire in a tunnel underneath the River Thames, has described finding his badly injured colleague. Kevin Rix told an inquest in Kent that train driver Douglas Lynch, 50, "looked like some plastic bags on ...

Welsh firefighters join New Zealand earthquake rescue

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  • February 22, 2011
Nine firefighters from Wales are preparing to fly out to New Zealand to join the relief effort after the Christchurch earthquake. They are part of a 53-strong UK search-and-rescue team who have been called on following the 6.3-magnitude earthquake. A...

Bomb fears during Glasgow kebab shop fire

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  • February 22, 2011
A bomb disposal unit was called to a fire in a Glasgow kebab shop after a suspicious container was discovered. Emergency services attended Best Kebabs, in the city's Dundas Street, at about 2055 GMT, after the blaze broke out in the toilet area. The ...

New Zealand earthquake: Rescuers work through night

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  • February 22, 2011
Rescuers are toiling overnight in New Zealand to reach scores of trapped people after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake which has claimed at least 65 lives. Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker says more than 100 people are feared buried in collapsed buildings in ...

Woman, 50, rescued in Elan Valley reservoir drama

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  • February 22, 2011
A 50-year-old woman has been taken to hospital after she was rescued from a reservoir in Powys. It is understood she was in the water at the Caban Coch Reservoir close to the Elan Valley visitor centre, near Rhayader, at around 0900 GMT. The Welsh Am...

New Zealand earthquake: UK sends search-and-rescue team

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  • February 22, 2011
A UK search-and-rescue team has been deployed to New Zealand to join the relief effort after the Christchurch earthquake, David Cameron has said. The prime minister sent the UK's "deepest sympathies" after the deaths of at least 65 people in the trem...

Grampian firefighters to join New Zealand quake rescue

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  • February 22, 2011
Scots firefighters are to join the rescue effort in New Zealand after an earthquake hit Christchurch, killing at least 65 people. The Grampian Fire and Rescue service personnel are members of the UK International Search and Rescue (UK-ISAR) team. The...

Hastings Pier arson suspects are bailed again

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  • February 22, 2011
Two men arrested as flames destroyed Hastings Pier have had their bail extended for a fourth time while police continue their investigation. The men, both aged 19, from St Leonards, were arrested on suspicion of arson shortly after the fire broke out...

Fiona Adams not guilty of children's fire death murders

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  • February 22, 2011
A woman has been cleared of murdering two of her children in a fire at her Derbyshire house. Fiona Adams escaped with her baby son Kiernan but her daughter Niamh, five, and son Cayden, two, died in the blaze at Edale Way, in Buxton, last April. The p...

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