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Fire crews at Northamptonshire waste site for three days

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  • September 29, 2011
Crews are still damping down at a waste reprocessing and recycling site in Northamptonshire more than three days after a fire broke out. At its height on Sunday, more than 100 firefighters were tackled the flames at Blackbridge Farm near Burton Latim...

Merseyside fire, police and ambulance control room may be merged

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  • September 29, 2011
A combined police, fire and ambulance control room for Merseyside could be created under proposals put forward by Merseyside Police. It follows the setting up of a joint fire and police centre during the August riots. The combined Merseyside Command ...

Delhi building collapse kills five

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  • September 28, 2011
At least five people have been killed in a building collapse in the Indian capital, Delhi, police say. Rescuers freed a boy who was trapped overnight when the building in the crowded Chandni Mahal area collapsed as he was passing by late on Tuesday. ...

Anglesey firefighters tackle Llangefni house blaze

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  • September 28, 2011
Firefighters are tackling a house fire on Anglesey which they say has spread to a neighbouring property. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to Capel Coch, near Llangefni, at 05:50 BST on Wednesday. Four pumps were sent to the blaz...

Man injured in sheltered housing fire in Edinburgh

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  • September 28, 2011
A man has been seriously injured in a fire at a sheltered housing complex in Edinburgh. The 69-year-old was pulled from the blazing first floor flat in Thorntree Street in Leith by fire crews wearing breathing apparatus. A spokesman for Lothian and B...

Shanghai train crash injures 200

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  • September 27, 2011
A Shanghai subway train has hit the rear end of another train, injuring at least 200 passengers, the train company says. Most of the injuries were slight, Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Company said after the incident on Line 10. It happened after sig...

Miner killed in Kellingley Colliery roof fall

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  • September 27, 2011
A miner has been killed and another rescued after being trapped following a roof fall in a North Yorkshire pit. Gareth Williams, the chief executive of UK Coal, confirmed the death at Kellingley Colliery. He said no names would be released at this po...

Man, 64, injured in gas blast at Crumpsall house

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  • September 27, 2011
A 64-year-old man is seriously ill in hospital after suffering burns in a gas explosion at a house in Manchester. Fire crews were called to the incident at a semi-detached house on Brynorme Road, Crumpsall, at about 11:45 BST. The blast led to debris...

Man, 31, charged over Hove flat arson

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  • September 27, 2011
A 31-year-old man has been charged with arson following a fire at a property in Hove. Residents had to be evacuated temporarily from Goldstone Villas following the blaze in a basement flat just before 16:00 BST on Monday. Sussex Police said firefight...

Sharkey fire murders: CCTV 'witnesses' come forward

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  • September 27, 2011
Potential witnesses seen in CCTV released by police investigating a triple murder in a fire in Helensburgh have come forward. Thomas Sharkey, 21, and his sister Bridget, 8, died following a deliberate blaze at their home on 24 July. Their father Thom...

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