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Murdered Zoe Nelson 'too badly burned' for exact cause

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  • March 16, 2011
A pathologist who examined a teenager found in woods in Lanarkshire could not tell how she died because her body was too badly burned, a murder trial heard. Zoe Nelson, a 17-year-old mechanics student, was found near Wishaw on 23 May 2010. Robert Bay...

Deal signed over new fire stations for Gloucestershire

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  • March 16, 2011
A deal has been signed for a £40m scheme to build four new community fire stations and a life skills centre in Gloucestershire. The county council said the building consortium Blue 3 would begin construction work next month. Government funding f...

Japan earthquake: The work of the UK rescuers

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  • March 16, 2011
The British search and rescue team working on the north-east coast of Japan is spending a second day looking for survivors. Every single member of the team, including accompanying journalists, has now been issued with a dosimeter, which reads radiati...

Man jailed over fires in Orkney island of Sanday

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  • March 16, 2011
A man who set fire to three business properties in the Orkney island of Sanday has been jailed for two years. Leonard Cairns, 52, earlier admitted setting fire to a garage, a shop and a store shed at the village of Kettletoft in September. Twenty-two...

Channel Tunnel rail link fire inquest jury retires

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  • March 16, 2011
 at an inquest into the deaths of two men killed during the construction of the Channel Tunnel rail link has retired to consider its verdict. Shunter Darren Brown, 40, from Manchester, died at the scene of the fire on a maintenance locomotive in...

McElhill fire murder house in Omagh is demolished

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  • March 16, 2011
The house where a convicted sex offender burnt his partner and five children to death has been demolished. Arthur McElhill killed his family in a house fire in Omagh, County Tyrone in 2007, because his partner, Lorraine McGovern threatened to leave. ...

Arson attack on former Nottingham care home investigated

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  • March 16, 2011
An arson attack on a former care home in Nottingham is being investigated by police. Twenty four firefighters tackled a blaze at the derelict building in Coventry Road, Bulwell, at 1340 GMT on Tuesday. Roads were closed after the fire broke out and n...

Essex faulty boiler gives off noxious fumes in fire

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  • March 16, 2011
An 84-year-old man and two women have been treated for the possible side effects of breathing in carbon monoxide from a faulty boiler in Essex. Two fire crews were called to a detached cottage in Walden Road in Littlebury, near Saffron Walden, on Wed...

Man accused of Dumo Sibanda's Crawley fire death

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  • March 16, 2011
 man accused of the murder of a six-year-old girl following a house fire in 2004 is appearing before magistrates in Crawley. Dumo Sibanda died from smoke inhalation after a fire at her home in the West Sussex town more than six years ago. George...

Cash to fund three Norfolk fire rescue teams

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  • March 16, 2011
Three new specialist rescue teams will be set up by the fire service in Norfolk following a £250,000 grant from the government. The money from Defra will also pay for flood rescue training and equipment for firefighters in flood risk areas. The ...

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