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Diamond Jubilee: Bristol Pyronaut boat joins flotilla

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  • May 31, 2012
A firefighting boat used in the Blitz has left Bristol to join the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The Pyronaut has been lifted out of the city harbour to go to London in time for the flotilla on Sunday. Curator Andy King said: "She was built i...

Lakanal House fire: No manslaughter charge for Southwark Counci

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  • May 31, 2012
A council which knew a tower block where six people died was a fire risk but did not address the dangers will not face manslaughter charges. A three-week-old baby was among the victims of the blaze at Lakanal House in Camberwell in July 2009. It late...

Atherstone firefighter widow's 'heartache'

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  • May 31, 2012
The widow of a firefighter who died after a warehouse blaze has spoken about the "heartache" she and her daughter have suffered. Julie Reid's husband Ian and three other firefighters died after tackling the fire in Atherstone-on-Stour, Warwickshire, ...

Sons on finding the bodies of Pam and Les Cox

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  • May 31, 2012
The sons of a couple who died from carbon monoxide poisoning at their home in Essex have described discovering their bodies. Pam and Les Cox were discovered sitting arm in arm on a sofa at their home in Wickford in November 2011. An inquest heard how...

Mick and Mairead Philpott remanded over fire deaths

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  • May 31, 2012
The parents of six children killed in a Derby house fire have appeared in Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court charged with their murders. Crowds gathered outside as Mick and Mairead Philpott were escorted in by several security guards. Both have b...

Atherstone fire investigation 'has split community'

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  • May 31, 2012
Emma Crocker's four-year-old son George is small, dark and shy - the "mirror image" of his father. But George never got to know Ashley Stephens, one of the four firemen killed tackling the Atherstone warehouse blaze in Warwickshire. Ms Crocker will n...

Pair remanded over fire deaths

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  • May 31, 2012
The parents of six children killed in a house fire in Derby, have appeared in court charged with their murders. Mick Philpott, and his wife Mairead were charged with murder following the blaze at their home, earlier this month. They were remanded in ...

Atherstone fire victim's widow 'devastated' by verdicts

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  • May 31, 2012
The widow of a firefighter who died after a warehouse blaze has said she is "devastated" two senior fire officers were cleared of his manslaughter. Julie Reid's husband Ian and three other firefighters died after tackling the fire in Atherstone-on-St...

Derby fire deaths: Mick and Mairead Philpott in court

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  • May 31, 2012
The parents of six children who died in a house fire in Derby have appeared in court charged with their murder. Mick and Mairead Philpott, aged 55 and 31, were remanded in custody at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court. Jade Philpott, 10, and brot...

Parents of Doha mall fire triplets speak of grief

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  • May 31, 2012
The parents of two-year-old triplets who died in the mall fire in Doha, Qatar, earlier this week have spoken about their grief over losing their children. New Zealanders Martin and Jane Weekes said their children "made everyone happy wherever they we...

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