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Chatham fatal fire: Husband charged with double murder

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  • September 13, 2011
A man has been charged with murdering his estranged wife and 15-month old son who died in a house fire in Kent. Danai Muhammadi, 23, a car salesman from Britannia Street in Coventry, has also been charged with three counts of attempted murder. Meliss...

Proposal made to merge Thames Valley's fire control rooms

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  • September 13, 2011
Emergency calls to the fire brigade could be answered in a centralised control room for the Thames Valley under new proposals. Currently control rooms are based in all three counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. An Oxfordshire fire ...

Nairobi slum fire: Kenya officials deny blame

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  • September 13, 2011
Kenya's government has defended its failure to move slum-dwellers away from a fuel pipeline that leaked on Monday, causing a fire which killed dozens. Local Government Minister Musalia Mudavadi told the BBC that officials had been trying to find a "h...

North West regional fire centre plan revived

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  • September 13, 2011
Plans to create a regional fire control centre for the North West, which were cancelled by the government, are to be revived by local fire services. Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside Fire Services are proposing a move ...

Man denies starting Jewel and Esk Valley College fire

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  • September 13, 2011
A man has denied setting fire to a college in Dalkeith, Midlothian. James Sinders, 20, was accused of wilfully setting fire to paper and folders in a cupboard at the Jewel and Esk Valley College on 20 April 2010. Mr Sinders, who appeared at Edinburgh...

'Backdraft' fire training unit opened

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  • September 13, 2011
A new centre that will train firefighters in how to deal with dangerous "backdraft" and "flashover" conditions has been opened. The £250,000 unit will simulate the extreme temperatures found in enclosed compartment fires in buildings and on ship...

Woman dies in Walsall house fire

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  • September 13, 2011
A woman has died in a fire at a house in the West Midlands that is thought to have been started by a cigarette. The ambulance service was called to the semi-detached house in Greenwood Road, Walsall, at about 15:15 BST on Monday. A firefighter gave t...

Two people rescued after Shrewsbury takeaway fire

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  • September 13, 2011
Two people were rescued from a fire at a takeaway in Shrewsbury on Monday night. A 30-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy were treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation after the fire at The Sandwich Cellar on Wyle Cop. Two fire crews were dispatched...

Six teenagers charged over fire that closed part of M1

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  • September 13, 2011
Six people have been charged in connection with a fire at a scrapyard that closed a stretch of the M1 motorway in April. Luke Matthews and Johno Johnson, both 18, have been charged along with two 17-year-old and two 15-year-old boys. They are among 1...

Argentina bus and trains crash, killing at least nine

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  • September 13, 2011
At least nine people have died in Argentina after a train slammed into a bus crossing the tracks and then hit a second train coming into a station. More than 160 people were injured, some seriously, a police spokesman said. The crash happened during ...

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