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Disused Oxfordshire social club hit by 'arson attack'

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  • February 28, 2011
A disused social club in Oxfordshire has been damaged in a suspected arson attack. Six fire crews were called to the single storey Dean Court Social Club in Botley, just after 0220 GMT on Monday. Forty firefighters, including some in breathing appara...

Post-mortem tests on Newton Abbot fire escape victim

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  • February 28, 2011
A post-mortem examination will be carried out on a man who died after a fire at his house in Devon. Crews tackled the fire at Kingsteington Road, Newton Abbot in the early hours of Sunday. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said the man was already o...

Exeter man charged with Marks and Spencer arson

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  • February 28, 2011
A man has been accused of setting fire to a city centre store in Devon at the weekend. Emergency services were called to Marks and Spencer in Exeter's High Street at about 0420 GMT on Saturday. Crews used breathing apparatus to fight the fire, which ...

Part-time firefighters sought in Gloucestershire

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  • February 28, 2011
Open evenings are to be run in six Gloucestershire towns to try to recruit more retained firefighters. Applicants are needed in Dursley, Cinderford, Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold, Newent and Nailsworth. They need to be over 18, reasonably fit an...

Man killed during off-road event in Coupar Angus

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  • February 28, 2011
A competitor at an off-road driving event in Perthshire was killed when his car plunged 200ft down an embankment. Andrew Guinan, 23, from West Lothian, died at the scene after his vehicle rolled down the slope, at Hillfoot Farm, near Coupar Angus, on...

Driver in fatal M3 crash near Camberley 'left scene'

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  • February 28, 2011
Police want to trace the driver of a car involved in an accident in which a man in his 60s died when his vehicle caught fire on the M3 in Surrey. The driver of the red Mazda RX8 left the scene of the accident, between junction three at Lightwater and...

Probe after bodies of couple found in Turriff fire

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  • February 28, 2011
An investigation has been launched after the bodies of a couple were found following a house fire in Aberdeenshire. Firefighters were called to the blaze in Tillyfar Gardens, Turriff, at about 1330 GMT on Sunday. The couple - a man aged 69 and a 66-y...

Crimewatch appeal over care home fire murder

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  • February 28, 2011
Detectives investigating the murder of a 96-year-old woman at a Lancashire care home have said they believe the killer will have confided in someone. Edith Stuart's bed was set alight at Cleveleys Park Rest Home, in Cleveleys, on 18 October last year...

Firefighters attacked in Antrim and Belfast

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  • February 28, 2011
The fire service has said children as young as six were involved in attacking fire crews in Antrim and north Belfast this evening. Up to 40 stone and bottle throwing youths, mostly teenagers, attacked crews in north Belfast's Oldpark area. Two other ...

Three hurt as car hits house in Reading

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  • February 27, 2011
Three people were hurt when a car demolished part of a terraced house in Reading, Berkshire. Fire crews had to release the driver of the car which had smashed into the property in South View Avenue, Caversham, on Saturday at 1245 GMT. He was taken to...

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