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Arson couple 'baffled' by attacks on Castle Bytham home

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  • May 9, 2011
An elderly couple who survived a firebomb attack on their cottage in a quiet Lincolnshire village say they are devastated and baffled. Peter and Sylvia Cox, 82 and 74, were alerted by their dog, who died in the blaze on Wednesday. It is the fourth ti...

Lightning strike in Merthyr: girl taken to hospital

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  • May 9, 2011
A girl has been taken to hospital after possibly being struck by lightning in Merthyr Tydfil. Firefighters were called to a house at King Edward Villas at about 1715 BST after reports of a lightning strike hitting a property. An elderly woman was als...

Randalstown garage fire sees homes evacuated

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  • May 9, 2011
Up to 100 homes are expected to be evacuated due to a fire at a garage in County Antrim. Gas cylinders are believed to be in the building on the Station Road in Randalstown. The road - on which there are two schools - is expected to remain closed for...

Psychiatric nurse jailed for Kilburn woman burns murder

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  • May 9, 2011
A male psychiatric nurse has been jailed for life after admitting the murder of a female nurse. Aiah Tondoneh, 44, from Claire Court, Shoot Up Hill, Kilburn, north London, had pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to murdering partner Donna Drepaul, 50. O...

Mother 'key witness' in Redcar 'murder' blaze inquiry

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  • May 9, 2011
A woman whose husband and daughter died in a house fire which is being treated as arson is a "key witness", police have said. Philip Braithwaite, 49, and his daughter Jessica, seven, died after the fire at their home in Hawthorn Road, Redcar, on 2 Mo...

Walsall burnt body fire victim identified

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  • May 9, 2011
A man whose body was discovered with serious burns behind a Walsall supermarket has been named by police. Gary Ford, 32, was discovered when police and firefighters were called to a blaze on open ground at the rear of Somerfield, in Leamore, on 4 May...

Nottingham Blitz firefighter memorial boost

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  • May 9, 2011
A group of former firefighters say they are confident of raising enough money for a memorial to those who died on duty during the 'Nottingham Blitz'. Monday marks the 70th anniversary of the World War II air raid, which killed more than 200 people an...

Woman, 78, dies in crash between Glynogwr, Gilfach Goch

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  • May 9, 2011
A 78-year-old woman has died following a collision involving a minibus and a goods vehicle in the south Wales valleys. An air ambulance flew the minibus passenger to the University of Wales Hospital, Cardiff, following the incident at 1024 BST on Mon...

Worcestershire farm blaze started by lightning bolt

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  • May 9, 2011
A fire at a Worcestershire farm is believed to have been caused by a lightning bolt. Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said several vehicles at a farm in Inkberrow were damaged by the fire. A spokesman said firefighters were called sho...

Theatre marks fire which killed The Great Lafayette

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  • May 9, 2011
The 100th anniversary of a fire which killed 10 people including famous magician, The Great Lafayette, is being marked by an Edinburgh theatre. The fire started after a gas lamp was knocked over, which set fire to the scenery, during the magician's a...

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