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Lincolnshire arson probe police release firework photo

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  • May 18, 2011
Police have released a photograph of a firework they believe was used in an arson attack on the home of an elderly couple in Lincolnshire. CCTV footage of a cyclist with a backpack filmed 30 minutes before the fire on 4 May has also been released. Th...

Woman killed in Shropshire cottage fire named

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  • May 18, 2011
A 90-year-old woman who died in a fire at her remote Shropshire home has been named. Norma Foster, of Burcote, near Bridgnorth, was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire on Monday. South Shropshire Coroner Anthony Sibcy has opened an inquest in Lu...

Men's 'lucky escape' from Dorset light aircraft crash

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  • May 18, 2011
Two crew members were "lucky" to escape a plane crash near a Dorset golf course that "could have been fatal", a witness has said. The twin-engine aircraft performed an emergency landing near Dudsbury Golf Course, Hurn, at about 1230 BST, narrowly cle...

Evacuations after Hartlepool car blast death

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  • May 18, 2011
Two cordons have been set up in Hartlepool and bomb disposal crews have been called in after a man's body was found in a car that had exploded. The 58-year-old man, from Hartlepool, who has not been identified, was found in the early hours in the Old...

Lorry fire disrupts northbound M74 traffic

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  • May 18, 2011
A lorry fire has caused severe disruption to traffic on the M74 motorway in South Lanarkshire. Police and fire services were called to J7 Larkhall at 0720 BST on Wednesday. The northbound carriageway is down to one lane and there are tailbacks of abo...

Stapleford recycling plant fire stops rail services

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  • May 18, 2011
Rail services in Hertfordshire were stopped for five hours by a fire at a recycling plant at an industrial estate alongside a main line on Tuesday. Firefighters called to Warrenwood Industrial Estate in Stapleford just before 1600 BST on Tuesday to d...

Women rescued from house fire in Aston Clinton

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  • May 18, 2011
Two women trapped in a burning house in Buckinghamshire were rescued from the fire, thought to have started in a dishwasher left on overnight. They were trapped upstairs in the house in Aston Clinton after being awoken by their dogs barking. They cal...

Man arrested over spate of arson attacks in Nottingham

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  • May 18, 2011
A 29-year-old man has been arrested following a spate of arson attacks in Nottingham. Police were first alerted to a fire which broke out at a house in Strelley Road in Bilborough, at about 0245 BST on Wednesday. Fires at a further two properties on ...

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