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Kirsti Windsor cleared of ex-boyfriend bonfire murder

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  • February 23, 2011
A woman from Herefordshire has been cleared of murdering her ex-boyfriend and trying to dispose of his body on a garden bonfire. Kirsti Windsor, 38, from Saddleton Springs, pleaded not guilty to murder and perverting the course of justice at Worceste...

Woman arrested after 'bomb' find at Hove restaurant

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  • February 23, 2011
A woman has been arrested after a suspected explosive device was found by fire investigators responding to an arson attack at a Hove restaurant. Police evacuated buildings in the Kingsway area after a package was found at Breakfast at Tiffany's on Tu...

Mother rescued from huge blaze in Edinburgh

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  • February 23, 2011
A mother-of-one has told how she was rescued by turntable ladder from a huge blaze in a six-storey building in Edinburgh. Heidi Pearson, 42, said she was "scared and shaky" as she was lifted through the kitchen window of her top-floor flat in Buccleu...

Residents back at home after Worcestershire farm fire

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  • February 23, 2011
Residents who left their homes due to a farm fire were able to return about four hours after crews were called. A 200m exclusion zone was set up as there were cylinders inside a farm shed at The Croft, in Green Street, Kempsey, Worcestershire. At lea...

Fire starts in Sparkbrook textile factory in Birmingham

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  • February 23, 2011
About 60 firefighters have tackled a fire at a textile factory in the Sparkbrook area of Birmingham. It started at about 1015 GMT in Stratford Road. No-one was hurt but part of the building collapsed, West Midlands Fire Service said. Stratford Road r...

Pollution averted after farm fire at Talybont

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  • February 23, 2011
Firefighters and farmers have been praised for preventing a major pollution incident in the Conwy Valley. Bunds - or embankments - were put up to contain water used during a fertiliser, tyre and vehicle fire at Talybont early on Sunday. Drains were a...

Liverpool man describes ground 'melting' after Christchurch earthquake

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  • February 23, 2011
A Liverpool man living in Christchurch has said the ground "melted" beneath him moments after the earthquake hit. Seventy five people are confirmed dead and more than 300 are missing after the earthquake struck at a shallow depth of 5km (3.1 miles) o...

Teenage boy killed in pole crash in Somerset

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  • February 23, 2011
A 17-year-old boy was killed when the car he was driving hit a telegraph pole. The crash happened on the A362 at Buckland Dinham, near Frome, at about 2215 GMT on Tuesday. The car is thought to have left the road after a right-hand bend. Fire crews f...

Hampshire fire team deployed to Christchurch earthquake

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  • February 23, 2011
A team of Hampshire firefighters has been deployed to the New Zealand city of Christchurch following the devastating earthquake there. The 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the city at 12:51 local time (23:51 GMT) on Monday. The nine-strong team will h...

Man found dead after fire at Dennistoun flat

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  • February 23, 2011
An 81-year-old man has died after an early morning fire at a flat in the east end of Glasgow. Fire crews were called to the blaze at the 3rd floor flat in Whitehill Place, Dennistoun, at about 0330 GMT. Firefighters fought their way through the "thic...

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