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Medals stolen in Dorset returned to fire chief's family

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  • October 19, 2011
The family of a top fire chief has been reunited with medals which were stolen from him in Dorset in 2000. Sir Kenneth Holland, who died in 2005, joined the fire service in 1937 and served with distinction in World War II. He rose to the position of ...

Northampton nightclub death: 'Over-capacity' inquiry

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  • October 19, 2011
Possible over-crowding is being investigated after a woman was crushed to death in a "stampede" at a Northampton nightclub. Nabila Nanfuka, 22, of Neasden, north-west London, died in Lava Ignite in St Peter's Street in the early hours. Eight other pe...

Coventry man's solo polar expedition for climate change

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  • October 19, 2011
Adventurer Mark Wood is training to become the first person to ski alone at both of the earth's Poles consecutively. The 44-year-old from Coventry is using the 115-day challenge to raise awareness of climate change. He will fly to Antarctica on 16 No...

Sussex fire deaths mother 'not in a fit state'

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  • October 19, 2011
A Sussex mother has admitted that she was not in a fit state to look after her sons the day they died in a fire. Denise Goldsmith had been drinking heavily in the early hours of the day of the fire, an inquest has heard. Lewis Jenkins, seven, and his...

Hillsborough disaster: Liverpool MP criticises judge's remarks

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  • October 19, 2011
A Liverpool MP has criticised a judge who called on Hillsborough families to act more like the relatives of victims of the Bradford City stadium disaster. In a letter to The Times, Sir Oliver Popplewell called on the families to look at the "quiet di...

Colchester homes evacuated after fire involving 500 tyres

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  • October 19, 2011
Residents have been allowed back home after being removed from six flats following a fire involving about 500 tyres in Essex. Fire crews were called to the blaze involving the tyres, workshop and lorry at the Universal Tyre Company in Colchester at 2...

Serbia trip for six old fire engines from south Wales

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  • October 19, 2011
South Wales firefighters have started a journey across Europe to deliver six old engines to counterparts in Serbia. The redundant fire engines have come to the end of their working life under British standards. The convoy from South Wales Fire and Re...

Woman killed in nightclub 'stampede' in Northampton

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  • October 19, 2011
A woman has been crushed to death and at least eight other people have been injured, two critically, at a nightclub in Northampton. Nabila Nanfuka, 22, of Neasden, north-west London, died in Lava and Ignite in St Peter's Street in the early hours. On...

Five dogs die after East Lothian caravan fire

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  • October 19, 2011
Five dogs have died following a caravan fire in East Lothian in the early hours of the morning. The border terriers were killed in the blaze at Paxton Metals in East Fortune, which broke out at about 00:40. A man and woman, both aged 37, suffered min...

New Brighton funfair fire tackled by crews

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  • October 19, 2011
A blaze at a funfair and indoor children's play centre in Wirral has been put out. Six engines attended the fire at the New Palace and Adventureland on Marine Promenade, New Brighton, Merseyside. Fire crews were called to the scene at about 02:40 BST...

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