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Luton firefighter faces crash death trial

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  • May 4, 2011
A Bedfordshire firefighter on a 999 call went through a red traffic light and crashed into a car causing the death of the driver, a jury has heard. Robert Hulatt, 28, of Browning Close, Bromham, denies causing the death of 52-year-old Abdul Lateef Ka...

Swinley Forest fire: two teenagers arrested

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  • May 4, 2011
Two youths have been arrested on suspicion of arson after fires broke out in woodland in Berkshire. Flames have swept through an area of about 300 hectares of Swinley Forest, near Ascot, since Monday. About 100 firefighters tackled a series of fires ...

Man cleared of girlfriend's murder and arson in London

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  • May 4, 2011
A man has been cleared of murdering his girlfriend and subsequently starting a fire in east London. Natalie Correa's body was found on the sofa of the Dagenham home she shared with Scott Lindsay in November 2009. Mr Lindsay, 28, accused of murder and...

Newquay's Penhallow 'worst UK hotel fire in 40 years'

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  • May 4, 2011
The owners of a Cornish hotel destroyed by fire have been fined £80,000 and ordered to pay £62,000 costs for failing to meet fire safety standards. Three people died as a result of the blaze at the Penhallow Hotel in Newquay in 2007. The fi...

Penhallow Hotel owners fined £80K for safety breaches

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  • May 4, 2011
The owners of a Cornish hotel destroyed by fire have been fined £80,000 and ordered to pay £62,000 costs for failing to meet fire safety standards. Three Staffordshire people died in the blaze at the Penhallow Hotel in Newquay in August 200...

Galashiels farm worker crushed in quad bike accident

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  • May 4, 2011
A Borders farm worker has been airlifted to hospital in Edinburgh after being crushed by his quad bike. The 35-year-old man suffered serious back injuries while working at Colmslie Farm at Langshaw, near Galashiels, shortly after 1000 BST. He had gon...

Reward of £500 over Horsham playground arson attack

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  • May 4, 2011
A reward of £500 has been offered for information about an arson attack at a children's play area in West Sussex. The playground at Southwater Country Park, near Horsham, was severely damaged in the fire, which broke out at about 0330 BST last T...

South Yorkshire fire trucks used after five years

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  • May 4, 2011
Five years after they were first commissioned, two of South Yorkshire's four new fire trucks have finally taken to the streets. The fire service bought the Combined Aerial Rescue Pumps (CARPs) in 2006 at a cost of £2m, but they were too heavy to...

Fire causes M5 rush hour delays in Worcestershire

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  • May 4, 2011
Motorists faced rush-hour delays of 90 minutes because of a lorry fire on the M5 motorway in Worcestershire. The fire in the lorry, carrying concrete and steel, started at 0655 BST between junction 4A, where the M5 meets the M42, and junction 5, at W...

Shell UK pleads guilty over Norfolk gas blast

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  • May 4, 2011
Shell UK has pleaded guilty in connection with an explosion and fire at a Norfolk gas terminal in 2008. The Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive brought the joint prosecution against the energy giant. Shell faced seven charges for b...

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