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Isle of Wight Culver Down car plunge leaves two dead

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  • August 17, 2011
A man and a woman have died after their car went over a 340ft (100m) cliff on the Isle of Wight. Police said officers had been called at about 20:00 BST to reports of the crash at Culver Down, near Bembridge. Emergency crews said two bodies had been ...

Fire at disused Eastbourne wine bar treated as arson

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  • August 17, 2011
A fire which left a disused wine bar in East Sussex seriously damaged is being treated as arson. Fire crews were called to Terminus Road, in Eastbourne, shortly before 00:30 BST to reports of a fire at the former Lounge Bar. A 37-year old man suffere...

Man on arson charge over fire at Croydon flats

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  • August 17, 2011
A man has been accused of starting a fire at sheltered accommodation flats for elderly people in south London. Guinness Court in Leafy Way, Croydon, was evacuated when a blaze broke out on Tuesday morning, and seven people were taken to hospital for ...

Woman dies in house fire in Fort William

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  • August 17, 2011
A 51-year-old woman has died in a house fire that led to a temporary closure of the A82 in Fort William, the police have confirmed. Emergency services were called to Belford Road at about midday. Northern Constabulary said the woman would not be name...

Grampian Police plea after Elgin flats fire evacuation

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  • August 17, 2011
Police have appealed for witnesses after flats in Elgin were evacuated due to a suspicious fire. Grampian Fire and Rescue Service was called to the Moray town's Fulmar Road at about 18:25 on Tuesday. All the residents within the block of flats had to...

Manchester fire authority chair quits over expenses row

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  • August 17, 2011
You would think politicians would be extremely cautious when it comes to expenses. But on Tuesday the Labour chairman of theGreater Manchester Fire Authority, Fred Walker, announced he would be stepping down after a row over his travel costs. It...

Chatham derelict church fire 'suspicious'

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  • August 17, 2011
A fire in the roof of a derelict church in Chatham could have been started deliberately, Kent Police have said. The blaze at the church in Dock Road needed 40 firefighters to bring it under control on Monday morning. Police and Kent fire service have...

Video appeal over Manchester Miss Selfridge riot arson

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  • August 17, 2011
People who have video or mobile phone footage of the arson attack on the Miss Selfridge shop in Manchester's riots are being urged to contact police. The store was destroyed in a blaze started at 18:30 BST during the disturbances in Market Street on ...

Keeping heritage buildings safe

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  • August 17, 2011
Over the coming months Fire Officers will be visiting Heritage buildings within the Exeter Group of Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service (Okehampton, North Tawton, Exeter, Crediton, Topsham, Cullompton, Bampton and Tiverton) conducting simp...

Man arrested over arson at flats for elderly in Croydon

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  • August 17, 2011
A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire in sheltered accommodation flats for elderly people in south London. Residents were evacuated in the early hours of Tuesday because of the fire at Guinness Court in Leafy Way,...

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