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Weymouth cemetery chapel gutted by fire

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  • April 12, 2012
A fire has gutted a chapel at a 19th Century cemetery in Weymouth, the fire service has said. More than 20 firefighters battled the blaze at the Melcombe Regis Cemetery, off Longcroft Road in Westham, on Wednesday evening. Initially fire crews feared...

Kingholm Quay mud rescue operation saves fisherman

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  • April 12, 2012
A fisherman has been rescued after getting stuck in mudflats near Dumfries - the second such incident in 24 hours. Emergency services were called to the riverbank between Castledykes and Kingholm Quay at 11:45. A statement from Dumfries and Galloway ...

New Cheltenham West fire station operational

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  • April 12, 2012
The first of Gloucestershire's new multi-million pound, state-of-the-art fire stations has opened its doors. The Cheltenham West site, close to junction 10 of the M5, is one of four that will become operational this year. It is being financed under a...

'Onward' crew rescued before boat sinks

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  • April 12, 2012
Five fishermen are recovering after being rescued from life rafts when their boat caught fire about 50 miles from Orkney. A signal from a distress beacon on the Banff-registered "Onward" was picked yesterday afternoon. The men were airlifted by the S...

Pensioner killed in west Belfast care home fire was Kathleen Fegan

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  • April 12, 2012
The 81-year-old woman who died after a fire at a care home in west Belfast was Kathleen Fegan. Ms Fegan was critically injured in the fire at Owenvale Court on Springvale Road and died later in hospital. Three other people, including two members of s...

Carkoon: The airbag designed for babies and toddlers

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  • April 12, 2012
A Sussex company has developed a pioneering car seat that cocoons a baby in a protective shell if it is involved in an accident. The 'carkoon', as it is known, also protects against fire and flying debris and could be available next year. Ellie Price...

Suspected arson attack on Penzance primary school

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  • April 12, 2012
A suspected arson attack has damaged the roof of a primary school in west Cornwall. The fire, at Heamoor Community Primary School in Penzance, broke out at about 23:40 BST on Wednesday, Cornwall Fire Service said. About 20 firefighters from St Just, ...

M1 closed in Bedfordshire after fatal lorry crash

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  • April 12, 2012
A man has died in a crash involving three lorries on the M1 in Bedfordshire. The collision on the southbound carriageway happened at 03:30 BST between junctions 13 and 14, near Milton Keynes. The dead man was the driver of one of the lorries involved...

Indian court sentences Gujarat rioters to life

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  • April 12, 2012
A court in India has sentenced 18 people to life imprisonment for the murder of Muslims in religious riots in Gujarat state 10 years ago. Five others were given seven years and another 23 were acquitted earlier. The group were found guilty of burning...

Crews tackle house fire in Hafod, Swansea

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  • April 12, 2012
A person has suffered from smoke inhalation after a fire at a house in Swansea. Crews had to force entry to the property in Cwm Road, Hafod, after they received an emergency call from a neighbour. The alarm was raised shortly after 05:00 BST and ther...

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