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Plane carrying 32 crashes in Papua New Guinea

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  • October 13, 2011
A plane carrying 32 people has crashed in Papua New Guinea, causing a number of deaths. The Accident Investigation Commission said the Airlines PNG Dash-8 was flying from Lae to Madang when it crashed 20km south of Madang around 5pm (8am GMT). "There...

Building fire closes part of A6

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  • October 13, 2011
Firefighters are expected to remain at the scene of a fire at a waste recycling plant in Northamptonshire for several days. The fire broke out on Sunday at Blackbridge Farm in Burton Latimer, just two weeks after a fire at the same site in September....

Livingstone: Fire control centre plans 'a new low'

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  • October 13, 2011
Labour's mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone has described proposals to outsource a fire brigade control centre to other providers as "a new low". The London Assembly's Labour group said London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) documen...

Baby in hospital after electric blanket fire

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  • October 13, 2011
A five-month-old baby has been taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a bedroom of a house in Edinburgh, caused by a faulty electric blanket. Fire crews were called to the house at Cobden Crescent, in the Newington area of Edinburgh, at about 00...

Injuries reported after US trains collide

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  • October 13, 2011
At least 16 people have been injured after two Amtrak trains collided in California, US media reports say. Most of the injuries were minor, but several people had been taken to hospital, one official said. The trains had come from Bakersfield and Los...

Wellesbourne car fire crash victim identified

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  • October 13, 2011
A man who died after his car caught fire when it landed in a ditch in Warwickshire has been named by police. Christopher Lloyd Green, 19, from Stratford-upon-Avon, died in hospital following the crash on the A429 in Wellesbourne on 6 October. He was ...

Man due in court over Boyle, Roscommon, fire which killed girl

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  • October 13, 2011
A man is due in court in connection with the investigation into a fatal fire at Boyle, Co Roscommon, earlier this month. Five-year-old Mari Connolly died in the fire in the early hours of Monday 3 October. Her father and her two sisters, aged six and...

Work to restore power after fire at Winster

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  • October 13, 2011
Thousands of homes and businesses in Derbyshire were left without power overnight after an explosion at an electrical substation. The station at Winster, near Matlock, was damaged on Wednesday afternoon and more than 30,000 properties in Matlock, Dar...

Sparkbrook restaurant fire and explosion sees three saved

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  • October 13, 2011
Three people had to be rescued as a fire and gas explosion tore through a restaurant in Birmingham. Another 30 people had to be evacuated from buildings after the fire broke out at about 04:50 BST in Stoney Lane, Sparkbrook. Up to 40% of the building...

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