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Shipley house fire children seconds from death, inquest told

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  • May 22, 2012
A heavily pregnant woman and her two children were only 30 seconds from death in a fire that killed her partner, an inquest heard. Engineer James Tomlin, 36, survived the plunge from his first floor back bedroom window in August 2005, at Shipley, Wes...

Abdul Aziz honoured for rescuing motorist from burning car in Aberdeenshire on A90

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  • May 22, 2012
A man who rescued a motorist from a burning car in Aberdeenshire has been honoured for his bravery. Abdul Aziz, the owner of a roadside restaurant, went to the driver's aid when his car crashed on the A90 near the Newtonhill junction in January. Fire...

Man bailed after Guildford flat arson arrest

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  • May 22, 2012
A 26-year-old man has been bailed following his arrest in connection with a suspicious fire at a property in Surrey. Police said they were called to the fire at a ground-floor flat in Dene Road, Guildford, just after 23:30 BST on Sunday. It caused a ...

Boy, 7, dies following Kettering house fire

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  • May 22, 2012
A seven-year-old boy has died following a house fire in Northamptonshire. Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue was called to the house on Edinburgh Road, Kettering, at 07:18 BST. The boy was taken to Kettering General Hospital suffering from the effects ...

Gunwharf Quays evacuated after fire

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  • May 22, 2012
Gunwharf Quays shopping and leisure centre in Portsmouth was evacuated following a major fire. The blaze started in the extractor system of the Water Margin Chinese restaurant. It has now been put out and the complex has reopened. Eyewitness Dave Har...

Sheffield Ski Village third fire in three weeks

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  • May 22, 2012
An outdoor ski village in Sheffield has been damaged by a third fire in three weeks. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue was called to the Ski Village on Vale Road at about 19:50 BST on Monday. The fire, which was on the small ski slope, is thought to ha...

Sandhill Park fire: Man admits arson

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  • May 22, 2012
A man has pleaded guilty to arson following a fire at a derelict mansion in Somerset. Stuart Walter, 22, from Lympsham, entered his plea during a hearing at Taunton Crown Court on Monday. Three other men, Nathan Goldfinch and Marcus Tancock, both 19 ...

Fire at flats in Cambridgeshire was arson, police say

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  • May 22, 2012
A fire at a block of flats in Sawston is being treated as arson with intent to endanger life, Cambridgeshire Police have said. Five people had to be rescued from balconies after the fire broke out in the flats in The Green Road at about 19:00 BST on ...

Man dies in house fire in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester

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  • May 22, 2012
A 43-year-old man has died in a house fire in Greater Manchester. The fire broke out at about 01:30 BST on the ground floor of a mid-terraced house on Coomassie Street, Radcliffe. A 44-year-old woman and an eight-month-old girl managed to escape from...

Students killed in Albania bus crash

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  • May 22, 2012
At least 11 people were killed and 22 injured when a bus fell off a cliff in southern Albania, officials say. They say the accident happened near the town of Himare, about 220km (137 miles) south of the capital Tirana. Most of the victims were univer...

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