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Two men held over 'bomb' attack at Hove restaurant

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  • February 25, 2011
Two men have been arrested in connection with an arson attack at a Hove restaurant in which a suspected explosive device was used. Police evacuated buildings in the Kingsway area after a package was found at Breakfast at Tiffany's on Tuesday. Suss...

Drunk Sheffield students detained for TV-in-oven prank

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  • February 25, 2011
Two drunk students who put a TV in the oven and set fire to a chair in their Sheffield university halls have received custodial sentences. When toxic fumes started billowing from the oven the pair panicked and left the building as flatmates slept ...

Woman, 51, charged with arson after Milford Haven fire

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  • February 25, 2011
Police have charged a 51-year-old woman with arson after a fire at a flat in Milford Haven. A first floor flat at Chesnut Way, on the Mount Estate, was completely gutted by the fire that started around 1230 GMT on Tuesday. No-one was injured in the...

Boy, 16, admits starting fatal mobility scooter fire

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  • February 25, 2011
A 16-year-old boy has admitted starting a fire which spread and caused the death of two pensioners in Rugby. The teenager, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, changed his plea after several weeks of trial. Kath and Albert Adams, both 77, d...

Candle blamed for Didcot woman's death in flat fire

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  • February 25, 2011
A flat fire that killed a woman is thought to have been caused by an unattended candle, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said. Smoke and flames were spotted coming from the window of the first-floor property in Kibble Close, Didcot, just after ...

West Midlands firefighters begin work in Christchurch

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  • February 25, 2011
Firefighters from the West Midlands have arrived in New Zealand and begun search and rescue work following the recent earthquake. The team of seven have joined volunteers from nine other brigades in Christchurch, where about 200 people are thought...

India Godhra train blaze sentencing on 1 March

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  • February 25, 2011
A special court in the western Indian state of Gujarat has delayed until 1 March the sentencing of 31 people found guilty of setting fire to a passenger train in the town of Godhra in 2002. The prosecution has recommended the death penalty for tho...

Manchester Piccadilly partly evacuated due to fire

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  • February 25, 2011
Part of Manchester Piccadilly station had to be evacuated after a fire broke out beneath two of the platforms. The blaze is thought to have started in railway arches near Fairfield Street, which runs under platforms 13 and 14. Fire crews were call...

Voodoo ritual sparks fatal New York apartment fire

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  • February 25, 2011
An apartment fire in New York City that killed a retired school teacher last weekend was sparked by candles lit for a voodoo ritual to bring good luck, city officials have said. The blaze began after a woman visited the apartment of a man in Brooklyn...

Corby Craze murderer jailed for 27 years

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  • February 24, 2011
A man who set fire to the home of a Cornish mother-of-two as she lay inside has been jailed for 27 years and six months for her murder. Care home assistant Corby Craze, 43, was found dead in her burnt-out home in Vivian Road in Bodmin in August 2010....

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