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Darren Heaney jailed over Dumbarton flats fire raising

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  • November 25, 2011
A man who started a fire after being thrown out of a flat in Dumbarton for trying to steal deodorant has been jailed for four years. Darren Heaney, 25, admitted torching a pram and bin in the common close of flats in Merkins Avenue on 27 July. A man ...

Horse trainer Oliver Sherwood's Lambourn home destroyed by fire

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  • November 25, 2011
A top racehorse trainer's Berkshire home has been destroyed in a fire. Six fire engines were brought in to tackle the fire overnight at Oliver Sherwood's home in Lambourn. Mr Sherwood, his wife, Tarnya and 17-year-old daughter Sabrina, who were in th...

Two arrested over Swansea Fforestfach tyre fire

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  • November 25, 2011
Two people have been arrested in connection with a tyre fire that burned for three weeks on an industrial estate in Swansea during the summer. A man aged 64 and a woman, 58, were arrested in a joint operation by police and officers from Environment A...

Blaze hits disused printing factory in West Calder

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  • November 25, 2011
More than 30 firefighters have been involved in tackling a fire at a disused printing factory in West Lothian. The blaze broke out shortly before 02:00 in Young Street, West Calder. It has now been brought under control, but there are concerns that t...

Ascot house explosion couple remain in hospital

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  • November 25, 2011
A couple who were injured in a suspected gas explosion at their home in Berkshire remain in hospital. John and Sylvia Munro, both in their seventies, of Sutherland Chase in Ascot are being treated for burns. Mr Munro is described as being stable and ...

Man hurt in Merseyside ship fall

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  • November 25, 2011
A man had to be rescued using a crane after he suffered suspected back and foot injuries when he fell in the hold of a ship berthed on Merseyside. Merseyside Fire Service were called to the ship moored in the Royal Seaforth Container Terminal at abou...

Crews battle Western Australia bushfire

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  • November 25, 2011
A bushfire that burned out of control has destroyed or damaged more than 20 homes in Western Australia. The fire, which started as a controlled burn lit by firefighters, swept through the town of Prevelly, about 280 km (175 miles) south of Perth. The...

Bird of prey rescued from mine shaft in Gloucestershire

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  • November 23, 2011
A bird of prey that was trapped down a disused mine shaft in the Forest of Dean has been rescued by firefighters. Rope rescue teams from Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service abseiled down the shaft at Brockhollands Wood in Bream to reach the buz...

Two fire brigades plan to share emergency call service

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  • November 23, 2011
Emergency fire calls in Staffordshire and the West Midlands could be dealt with by a shared control service. The counties currently have their own centres to handle 999 calls but a new agreement could mean they handled from a single centre in the r...

Jail for Edinburgh flat fire death killer David Nairne

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  • November 23, 2011
A 26-year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering a gay friend in Edinburgh. David Nairne, originally from Inverness, was told he must spend a minimum of 20 years in prison before being considered for parole. He carried out a ...

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