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Large gorse fire at Loughmacrory caused by arson

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  • March 3, 2011
A large gorse fire put out by fire crews outside Omagh on Thursday night is believed to have been started deliberately. At its height, the fire service said the blaze at Fingreen Road in Loughmacrory was the size of 40 football pitches. Fire district...

India wedding truck crash kills 33 in Himachal Pradesh

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  • March 3, 2011
At least 33 members of a wedding party have been killed in a road accident in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The group was travelling in an open truck when it overturned on a mountain road in the northern state. Police say the lorry plunged 10...

Labour MP Alison Seabeck breached disclosure rules

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  • March 3, 2011
A Labour MP has been asked to apologise to Parliament for breaching rules on the disclosure of relevant interests. The standards watchdog found that Alison Seabeck did not make clear her indirect links to the Fire Protection Association (FP...

Lorry and car collision on A465 at Merthyr

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  • March 3, 2011
Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash between and a car and a lorry, which then went off the road and dropped on to a grass verge. Police said the incident involving a green Vauxhall Astra and a heavy goods vehicle happened at about 1300 GMT ...

Fire in roof of Swindon's Mechanics Institute tackled

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  • March 3, 2011
A fire in a derelict Grade II listed building in Swindon is believed to have started accidentally. Firefighters were called to the Mechanics Institute at 1045 GMT after reports of a fire in the roof. A Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said...

Fire damages boat in Kent marina

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  • March 3, 2011
A houseboat was seriously damaged when a fire broke out at a Kent marina. Up to 40 firefighters tackled the blaze at the Port of Werburgh residential marina in Vicarage Lane, Hoo, at 2030 GMT on Wednesday. Kent Fire and Rescue Service said the upper ...

Squirrels 'may have caused Herefordshire barn fire'

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  • March 3, 2011
Fire investigators believe that a barn fire in Herefordshire may have been caused by squirrels chewing through PVC coated electrical cable. Hereford & Worcester Fire Service is now urging farmers to check for signs of rodent damage following the ...

How well did the 7/7 emergency services respond?

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  • March 3, 2011
One of the key questions at the heart of the 7 July inquests is whether the emergency services could have responded faster and better. The London Assembly had already reported that poor communications and a lack of basic medical supplies hampered the...

A9 crash driver dies of injuries

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  • March 3, 2011
A 62-year-old man has died after being injured in a crash involving a lorry and two vans on the A9. Frederick Mollon, from Uddingston, Glasgow, was airlifted to hospital after the collision, which took place at about 1410 GMT on Wednesday. Mr Mollon ...

Warning over Dorchester commercial premises 'arsons'

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  • March 3, 2011
A suspected arson attack on a Dorset bowls club was the third suspicious fire at premises in Dorchester in recent weeks, the fire service said. More than 40 firefighters tackled the blaze at Dorchester Bowls Club in Armada Way early on Wednesday. It ...

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