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Fire breaks out at Inverness funeral home

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  • September 10, 2011
A fire has broken out at Chisholm funeral home in Inverness. Emergency services were called to the former church building on the corner of Huntly Street and Balnain Street at about 17:50. A spokeswoman for Highlands & Islands Fire and Rescue Serv...

London Fire Brigade warns over plug-in air fresheners

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  • September 10, 2011
The London Fire Brigade has issued a warning about plug-in air fresheners following a blaze at a bungalow. About 20 firefighters tackled the incident in Stanmore, north-west London, on Thursday. Nobody was injured but the home was badly damaged. The ...

Four fishermen rescued off Donegal coast

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  • September 10, 2011
Four fishermen have been rescued after a fire broke out on their trawler off the coast of Donegal on Friday. The search and rescue helicopter and the Arranmore lifeboat were sent to the scene. The vessel was towed back to Burtonport where the fire se...

New £1.4m fire station unveiled in Redcar

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  • September 10, 2011
A fire station, which includes a community centre for young people, has opened its doors on Teesside. The £1.4m facility in Redcar is home to Cleveland Fire Brigade crews as well as teams from Cleveland Police and Redcar and Cleveland council. T...

Man's body recovered from river in west Wales

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  • September 10, 2011
Police are investigating the sudden death of a man whose body was discovered in a river on the Carmarthenshire-Pembrokeshire border on Saturday. A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said the body was found in the River Taf near Hebron at 08:25 BST. ...

Woman killed in fire engine crash in Basildon named

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  • September 10, 2011
A 39-year-old woman who died after her car and a fire engine crashed in Essex has been named as Martha Gakonde. The collision happened as crew left a fire station in Broadmayne in Basildon on Friday morning. The woman, from Wythefield, in a Toyota Ya...

Arrests after mother and son killed in Chatham house fire

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  • September 10, 2011
A 22-year-old mother and her 15-month-old son have died and three relatives have been hurt in a house fire in Kent. Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder over the fire, which started in Chatham Hill, Chatham, at 02:30 BST. A 49-year-old m...

Man critical after fire breaks out in a Derry flat

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  • September 10, 2011
A 31-year-old man is in a critical condition after sustaining severe burns in a fire at a flat in Londonderry. The fire service said they were called to Shearwater Way in the Clooney area at about 04:30 BST on Saturday. The flat was extensively damag...

Elderly man found dead in Wolverhampton house fire

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  • September 10, 2011
An elderly man has died following a house fire in Wolverhampton. Emergency services were called to a residential property in Castlecroft Road shortly before 04:00 BST. A police spokeswoman said the man, who was believed to have been in his 80s, was c...

Jelly batteries: Safer, cheaper, smaller, more powerful

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  • September 10, 2011
A new polymer jelly could be the next big step forward for lithium batteries. The jelly replaces the volatile and hazardous liquid electrolyte currently used in most lithium batteries. Researchers from the University of Leeds hope their development l...

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