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House fire in Birmingham leaves man dead and another hurt

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  • May 4, 2012
A man has died and another has been injured in a house fire in Birmingham. The emergency services were called to a property in Church Road, Erdington, at about 21:00 BST on Thursday. West Midlands Ambulance Service said firefighters had found one man...

Castle Bytham arson appeal on anniversary

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  • May 4, 2012
An arsonist who drove an elderly couple from their Lincolnshire home is still being sought a year after the last attack, police have said. Peter and Sylvia Cox, then aged 82 and 74, narrowly escaped the fire which destroyed the house on High Street, ...

World Police and Fire Games cost rises for Northern Ireland

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  • May 4, 2012
The cost of staging the World Police and Fire Games in Northern Ireland next year has increased by £3m. They will now cost £14m to host, with the Northern Ireland Executive stumping up £6m and Belfast City Council £500,000. The games organisers c...

Fire at Teignmouth Community College

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  • May 4, 2012
A fire has broken out at a school in south Devon. Four fire crews were sent to a two-storey technology building at Teignmouth Community College after the fire broke out on the first floor. Classrooms in another building being used for evening classes...

Woman rescued from car at East Yorkshire cliff edge

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  • May 4, 2012
A woman has been rescued from a car which stopped feet away from a cliff edge in East Yorkshire. It is believed the vehicle went through crash barriers at a car park near Flamborough and careered down a steep embankment on Tuesday. The woman was free...

Elderly man dies in Midgham Green bungalow fire

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  • May 4, 2012
An elderly man has died in a bungalow fire in Reading. Fire crews were called at 9:23 BST to Rowlands Copse, Midgham Green, after smoke was seen coming out of a premises owned by a housing association. A Thames Valley Police spokesman said the fire w...

Man charged over Dundee fires

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  • May 4, 2012
A 28-year-old man has been charged by police in connection with two major fires in Dundee city centre. Fifteen people were rescued from a burning tenement building in Garland Place on 25 April, with two residents and a firefighter suffering minor inj...

Nepal forest fires 'cause big wildlife loss'

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  • May 4, 2012
Protected areas in Nepal and northern India have been affected by forest fires, with at least one suffering huge wildlife losses, officials have said. They say nearly 70% of Nepal's Bardiya National Park has been consumed by fire in the past few days...

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