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South Witham arson attacks endangered lives, say police

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  • November 3, 2011
Two arson attacks on the same Lincolnshire street could have put lives at risk, police have said. In the first attack, late on 31 October, about 14ft (4.3m) of garden hedge was set alight in Troughton Walk, South Witham. In the early hours on Thursda...

Leicester pub fire attack prompts £5,000 reward

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  • November 3, 2011
A £5,000 reward has been offered in an attempt to find the person who set fire to a man in a Leicester pub. The attack happened at about 12:40 BST on 25 October at the Rainbow and Dove pub in Charles Street. Russell Banks, 21, is in a stable con...

Whitworth football club fire 'was arson'

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  • November 3, 2011
A fire that gutted a Northamptonshire football team's clubhouse was started deliberately. An inquiry by the fire service into the blaze at Whitworth Football Club's building on London Road, Wellingborough, on 18 October found the fire was arson. Fire...

Warning over bonfire night attacks on fire crews

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  • November 3, 2011
Attacks on fire crews in Strathclyde "will not be tolerated" ahead of bonfire night, it has been warned. Fire chiefs said anyone responsible would be tracked down and would "feel the full force of the law". The warning came after firefighters were ta...

'Recklessly thrown' firework causes Jersey house fire

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  • November 3, 2011
Young people caused a house fire by throwing a firework on the first night they went on sale in Jersey. The Fire Service said it was recklessly thrown at a home in the Five Oaks area and people need to understand fireworks are explosives, not toys. T...

Second child dies after Cork house fire

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  • November 3, 2011
A second child has died following a house fire in Cork which claimed the life of his baby brother at the weekend. Calvin Ellard Punch, who was four, died at Cork University Hospital on Wednesday. His two-year-old brother Cian died after a fire broke ...

Dumfries woman admits starting Barrie Avenue fires

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  • November 3, 2011
A young woman has admitted starting two fires in a Dumfries flat in a matter of months - both of which led to her having to be rescued. Sarah Mitchell, 19, was taken to hospital unconscious after the first blaze in Barrie Avenue in June. Three months...

Calls for carbon monoxide alarms in new-build houses

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  • November 3, 2011
Campaigners are lobbying the Welsh government to amend building regulations to ensure carbon monoxide alarms are installed in new homes. The Carbon Monoxide - Be Alarmed group say only 38% of homes in Wales own a carbon monoxide alarm. As well as new...

Woman dead after fire at flat in Irvine

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  • November 3, 2011
A fire which claimed a woman's life at a flat in North Ayrshire is not being treated as suspicious, police said. Emergency services were called to the flat, above a shop in High Street, Irvine, at 05:42 on Thursday. Fire crews brought the woman from ...

Ferry fire: Hundreds evacuated between Jordan and Egypt

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  • November 3, 2011
More than 1,200 passengers have been evacuated from a ferry that caught fire in the Red Sea. Egyptian officials said all the passengers had been saved, but officials in Jordan said a Jordanian man had died after jumping overboard. The ferry was trave...

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