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Newport murder police plea to trace man

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  • March 31, 2011
Police have released the photograph of a man they want to speak to in connection with a murder investigation in Newport. Ramunas Raulinautis, 34, died following a fire in the forecourt area of the Gateway Express Hotel on Chepstow Road on 9 March. Of...

Woman killed in fire at Northumberland bungalow

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  • March 31, 2011
A woman has been killed in a fire and a explosion which destroyed her home in Northumberland. Investigations are continuing into the cause of the fire which broke out at the bungalow in Haltwhistle on Wednesday morning. Fire crews arrived at the scen...

Houses evacuated over Featherstone depot fire

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  • March 31, 2011
About 100 houses have been evacuated in West Yorkshire following a large fire at a transport depot. The residents of Church Lane in Featherstone, near Pontefract, were told to leave on Thursday afternoon. The fire service said two men had suffered mi...

Passengers hurt in Oxford bus crash

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  • March 31, 2011
Four people were injured when a bus crashed into a bus stop in Oxford. The vehicle left the Banbury Road in Summertown at about 1750 BST before smashing into a wall. No-one was at the bus stop at the time of the crash, which involved a Heyfordian-run...

Woman jailed for Nairn harbour boats fire

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  • March 31, 2011
An 18-year-old woman has been jailed for 16 months for a fire that destroyed four boats in a Highlands harbour. Dawn MacRae, 18, of Inverness, was 17 when she attempted to steal a vessel from the town's harbour. Inverness Sheriff Court heard that whe...

Bridlington house blaze child deaths accidental

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  • March 31, 2011
A discarded cigarette was the likely cause of a house fire that killed three children, an inquest heard. Maddie Hudson, three, William Beale, nine, and Anthony Fothergill, five, died in Bridlington fire on 11 November. Their mother, Samantha Hudson, ...

Caithness fire crews rescue children and puppy

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  • March 31, 2011
Neighbouring fire crews in Caithness have dealt with unusual call-outs within hours of each other. Wick firefighters released two children trapped in a bathroom at a house in the town at about 1330 BST on Wednesday. Thurso were then called out just b...

Merthyr Tydfil man rescued from chip pan blaze

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  • March 31, 2011
Firefighters said a man had a narrow escape when he had to be rescued from a blaze at his home in Merthyr Tydfil. Emergency services were called to the Heolgerrig area just before 0300 BST by neighbours who heard a smoke alarm going off. Firefighters...

Dumfries man jailed over neighbour grudge fire

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  • March 31, 2011
A man who started a fire in Dumfries because of a grudge against a neighbour has been jailed for 18 months. The blaze spread to a nearby Italian restaurant causing damage costing more than £30,000. Robert Keay, 36, who had been living in Bellvue...

Elderly man in hospital after Lymington flat fire

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  • March 31, 2011
An elderly man has been taken to hospital suffering after a fire broke out at a sheltered housing complex in Hampshire. A passer-by called 999 after seeing flames coming out of the window of the flat in Anchorage Way, Lymington, at about 2100 BST on ...

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