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Man torched Aberdeen flat 'to cover renovation costs'

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  • September 15, 2011
A man who torched his Aberdeen flat because he wanted to have it renovated has been jailed for 14 months. Steven Ross, 38, admitted starting the fire in Aberdeen's Market Street on 23 March last year, and putting his neighbours' lives in danger. More...

Pregnant horse rescued from Doncaster cess pit

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  • September 15, 2011
A pregnant shire horse which fell into a 7ft (2.13m) cess pit in South Yorkshire has been rescued by firefighters using heavy lifting gear. Emergency services were called to the incident, on Hawkehouse Green Lane in Doncaster, at about 07:30 BST. It ...

Trapped miners: Divers sent into Swansea Valley mine

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  • September 15, 2011
Divers have been sent into a flooded mine as efforts continue to rescue four miners trapped 90m (295ft) underground. The men have been trapped by water at Gleision Colliery near Cilybebyll, Pontardawe in the Swansea Valley since Thursday morning. The...

Smoke warning after tyre fire near the M5 in Worcestershire

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  • September 15, 2011
Firefighters have been tackling a tyre fire near junction six on the M5 in Worcestershire. Crews were called to a farm in Offerton Lane, near Worcester, at 13:20 BST and six appliances were sent to the scene. Mark Strutt, from Hereford & Worceste...

At least two die in fire on Norwegian cruise ship

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  • September 15, 2011
Two crew members have died in a fire on a cruise ship off the coast of Norway. At least a dozen people were injured, two seriously, as the blaze forced rescuers to evacuate more than 200 passengers from the ship, the Nordlys. The ship was sailing clo...

Mothercare shop collapses in Bishop Auckland

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  • September 15, 2011
Shoppers were led to safety after part of a building containing a Mothercare branch in County Durham collapsed. Fire crews said staff at the three-storey store in Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland, heard a "cracking noise" before a rear section of the ...

Trapped miners: Bid to rescue men in Swansea Valley

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  • September 15, 2011
A major rescue operation is continuing after four miners became trapped by water in a small mine in the Swansea Valley. About 50 rescuers are trying to free them from a ventilation shaft at Gleision Colliery near Cilybebyll, Pontardawe. Two men escap...

Sara Ege denies murdering seven-year-old son in Cardiff

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  • September 15, 2011
A mother has denied murdering her seven-year-old son at the family home in Cardiff. Sara Ege, 31, is accused of killing Yaseen Ali before a fire gutted the house in Canton, Cardiff, in July last year. His father Yousuf Ali Ege, 36, denies causing or ...

Kidsgrove man dies after fire in front garden

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  • September 15, 2011
A 38-year-old man has died following a fire in a front garden in north Staffordshire. Emergency services were called to Fifth Avenue in Kidsgrove at 22:10 BST on Wednesday. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue said the fire was out by the time the crews arr...

Eight escape Tayside house fires

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  • September 15, 2011
Firefighters in Tayside were called out to three house fires in the space of just four hours in the early hours of Thursday morning. A family of five were forced to flee from their home in one of the blazes in Carnoustie in Angus. The other two fires...

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