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CCTV images released after Leicester disturbances

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  • August 11, 2011
Detectives have released CCTV pictures of 18 people they want to trace after disorder in Leicester on Tuesday night. Leicestershire police have already arrested 39 people in connection with criminal damage and other crimes on Tuesday and Wednesday. N...

Fire causes £2m worth of damage at farm in Rotherham

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  • August 11, 2011
An arson attack at a farm in South Yorkshire has caused damage estimated at £2m. Brecks Lane Farm in East Herringthorpe, Rotherham, suffered serious damage after buildings and equipment were torched on Saturday, 6 August. Police are treating the...

Sir Steve Redgrave helps fire-hit Marlow Rowing Club

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  • August 11, 2011
Marlow Rowing Club has praised the "heart-warming" response from the local community since its boathouse was gutted by fire last week. The damage to the club's buildings and boats prompted five-time Olympic champion Sir Steve Redgrave to offer his he...

Fire at Cambridge paper recycling centre

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  • August 11, 2011
A fire has taken hold at a paper recycling centre in Cambridge. Fire crews have brought the blaze under control after it started in paper bales and spread to around 150 tonnes of material at SCA Recycling, Mercers Row. No-one has been injured and the...

More than 1.5m CDs destroyed in Sony warehouse fire

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  • August 11, 2011
Sony says more than 1.5 million CDs are being re-made in the UK and Austria after fire destroyed its stock warehouse in north London on Monday. The company's main distribution centre was burned down after being targeted by rioters in Enfield. The bui...

Crews tackle Polmadie fire station blaze

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  • August 11, 2011
Strathclyde Fire and Rescue has issued a reminder on the importance of smoke alarms - after one of their own stations went on fire. Polmadie Community Fire Station was hit with a small electrical blaze on Wednesday night. But staff were able to deal ...

Three suspected arson attacks in Derby investigated

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  • August 11, 2011
Police are investigating three suspected arson attacks which happened overnight in Derby. Firefighters were called to the site of the old Sherwood Foresters pub on St Thomas Road at 23:40 BST on Wednesday. The building, which suffered fire and smoke ...

Arson probe as fire destroys five Paignton beach huts

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  • August 11, 2011
Five beach huts in the holiday resort of Paignton in Devon have been destroyed in a fire. A further four of the multi-coloured single-storey beach huts, on Marine Drive, Preston, were damaged. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said the alarm...

Drivers praised for lorry fire rescue near Allerton Park

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  • August 11, 2011
Five motorists who pulled a lorry driver from his burning vehicle after a crash may have saved his life. Two lorries collided on the A1(M) near Allerton Park, North Yorkshire, on Monday, causing the cab of one of the vehicles to overturn. The driver ...

Children hurt in Rathcoole canister explosion

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  • August 11, 2011
Four children are being treated in hospital for minor injuries after a gas canister exploded in a fire they had lit in Rathcoole. It is understood that they threw the small canister into the fire before it blew up at 16:20 BST on Wednesday. The child...

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