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Thames Valley police chief Jim Trotman cleared of arson

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  • February 1, 2011
A police chief accused of torching his own car in order to frame his lover's husband has been cleared. Ch Supt Jim Trotman, 45, of Thames Valley Police, was having an affair with Ian Gray's wife, Karin, when his car was set alight near Oxford in 2009...

Pensioner dies after house fire in Colwyn Bay

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  • February 1, 2011
An 87-year-old woman has died after a fire at her home in Colwyn Bay, Conwy. A joint investigation by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and North Wales Police is underway. Emergency services were called to the end terrace bungalow at 0744 GMT on Tu...

Coastguard cover rethink urged by Cornwall Council

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  • February 1, 2011
Plans for a radical overhaul of coastguard cover must be changed to protect lives off the coast of Cornwall, it has been claimed. Falmouth's 24-hour cover would be scrapped and coastguard stations around the UK could be cut from 18 to eight. In an op...

'Severe' fire put out at industrial estate in Corsham

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  • February 1, 2011
More than 40 firefighters tackled a severe blaze at the Leafield industrial estate in Corsham, Wiltshire. It started at about 2200 GMT on Monday at an industrial unit on Edinburgh Way. Fire crews from Corsham and Chippenham were joined by crews from ...

Firefighters remain at Suffolk house fire

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  • February 1, 2011
About 10 firefighters remain at the scene of a thatch fire in Suffolk. More than 100 firefighters worked in shifts for more than 16 hours at a house in Worlingworth, where a fire broke out on Monday afternoon. A woman was in the property at the time ...

Fire crews tackle Berkshire warehouse blaze

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  • February 1, 2011
Dozens of firefighters have tackled a large fire at a warehouse in Berkshire. Emergency crews were called to the site in Eskdale Road in Winnersh Triangle, Wokingham, at about 1915 GMT on Monday. At the height of the blaze 11 fire engines were at the...

Newington Green 'gas explosion' investigated

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  • February 1, 2011
Investigations have begun into a suspected gas explosion that destroyed a flat in north-east London. Four other flats in the block and six cars in Aden Grove in Newington Green were damaged in Monday night's blast. Firefighters moved 44 people to saf...

No suspect in Blaengarw terraced homes fire

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  • February 1, 2011
Police investigating a house fire that has left a woman critically ill in hospital say they are not looking for anyone else. The blaze swept through Railway Terrace in Blaengarw, Bridgend county, at around 0034 GMT on Saturday. Eight neighbouring pro...

Fifty firefighters tackle Suffolk thatch blaze

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  • February 1, 2011
Fifty firefighters from across Suffolk and Norfolk were called to deal with a fire in the roof of a two-storey thatched house in a village. Ten fire crews were called to Worlingworth in Suffolk when the fire broke out on Monday afternoon. Station man...

'Gas explosion' at Newington Green flats

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  • February 1, 2011
A suspected gas explosion has destroyed a flat in north-east London. Firefighters were called to Aden Grove in Newington Green at 1820 GMT. The ground floor of a five-storey block was affected and 43 people were evacuated. Those who cannot return to ...

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