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Man's body found after Weymouth flat fire

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  • February 27, 2012
A body has been found after a "serious" fire at a ground floor flat, Dorset Police have said. A cordon was placed around the house in Park Street, Weymouth and door-to-door inquiries have been made. The body is believed to be that of a 62-year-old We...

Tilbury power station blaze under control

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  • February 27, 2012
A huge blaze which engulfed a power station at Tilbury in Essex has been brought under control, firefighters say. More than 120 firefighters tackled the blaze, which started in a storage area containing about 4,000 tonnes of wood pellets at about 07:...

Cruise ship Costa Allegra adrift off Seychelles

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  • February 27, 2012
An Italian cruise ship with more than 1,000 people on board is without power in the Indian Ocean following a fire. No one has been injured. The Costa Allegra is adrift in the dark more than 200 miles southwest of the Seychelles, near Alphonse Island....

John Willmott School fire treated as 'arson'

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  • February 27, 2012
Three people have been arrested after a fire at a school in Sutton Coldfield. West Midlands Fire Service said 20 firefighters were called to John Willmott School in Redicapp Heath Road on Sunday night. Police said a 19-year-old woman, a 14-year-old b...

New training plan for Highlands and Islands firefighters

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  • February 27, 2012
All firefighters in the Highlands and Islands are to have training that meets national standards, according to the area's fire service. Concerns had been raised in an audit and by staff about the running of Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Servi...

Tilbury power station on fire

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  • February 27, 2012
A huge fire has broken out at a power station in Essex, with firefighters saying people at the site are missing. The "severe" blaze at Tilbury Power Station in the Thames estuary began just before 08:00 GMT and quickly engulfed the building in smoke....

Clyst St Mary barn fire kills 250 pigs

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  • February 27, 2012
About 250 pigs have died in a barn fire in east Devon. The sows and piglets were in a 20m by 15m (66ft by 49ft) single-storey barn on a farm at Clyst St Mary, near Exeter. Fire crews were called a about 04:00 GMT, but the barn had been so badly burne...

Man, 48, arrested over flat fire at high-rise block

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  • February 27, 2012
A 48-year-old man has been arrested following a fire at a high-rise block of flats in Nottingham in which a woman was rescued from the 14th floor. Fire crews were called to Bentinck Court, in Manvers Street, Sneinton, at about 18:00 GMT on Sunday. Th...

M4 crash: One cut free on M4 slip road at Cardiff West

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  • February 27, 2012
A man had to be cut free following a three vehicle crash which closed an exit slip road on the M4 before the morning rush hour. The collision happened at junction 33 eastbound for Cardiff West and the interchange was blocked. Traffic heading from the...

Fire on old fishing trawler at Conwy quay

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  • February 27, 2012
Firefighters have been dealing with a blaze on a wooden fishing boat in Conwy. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said three appliances were dealing with the incident on the 40ft (12m) vessel at about 17:30 GMT. The boat involved is believed to be a...

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