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Derby fire deaths: Mick and Mairead Philpott charged

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  • May 30, 2012
The parents of six children who died in a house fire in Derby have been charged with their murders. Jade Philpott, 10, and brothers John, nine, Jack, eight, Jessie, six and Jayden, five, died in the house fire on Victory Road on 11 May. Another broth...

Cleveleys care home death woman's bed set alight in 'dreadful act'

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  • May 30, 2012
A 96-year-old woman was unlawfully killed in a care home when her bed was deliberately set alight in a "dreadful act", a coroner has ruled. Edith Stuart died in hospital after the blaze at Cleveleys Park Rest Home in Lancashire, on 18 October 2010. T...

Wales sprinkler law 'despite not being cost effective'

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  • May 30, 2012
The Welsh government is to press ahead with its policy of fire sprinkers in all new homes from 2013, despite being told that it is not cost effective. Ministers commissioned expert analysis of the policy, which found that it would cost £6.7m per lif...

Warwickshire fire: 'Support has been truly humbling'

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  • May 30, 2012
Two senior fire officers have been found not guilty of the manslaughter of four colleagues who died tackling a blaze at a Warwickshire warehouse. Incident commanders Timothy Woodward, 51, and Adrian Ashley, 45, were charged after the Atherstone-on-St...

Atherstone fire police probe 'took wrong turn'

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  • May 30, 2012
Graeme Smith, chief fire officer for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, gave a statement outside court following the verdicts. "I'm not surprised the three incident commanders have all been acquitted, I expected nothing less. "It was crystal clear...

Police 'had responsibility' for investigating Atherstone fire

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  • May 30, 2012
Det Supt Ken Lawrence, of Warwickshire Police, said he knew the inquiry had been tough on the fire service but added: "Where there has been a loss of life nobody is above investigation." Incident commanders Timothy Woodward, 51, and Adrian Ashley, 45...

Fire officers found not guilty over Atherstone-on-Stour fire

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  • May 30, 2012
Two senior fire officers have been found not guilty of the manslaughter of four colleagues who died tackling a blaze at a Warwickshire warehouse. Incident commanders Timothy Woodward, 51, and Adrian Ashley, 45, were charged after the Atherstone-on-St...

Warwickshire fire: 'Crystal clear charges were wrong'

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  • May 30, 2012
Two senior fire officers have been found not guilty of the manslaughter of four colleagues who died tackling a blaze at a Warwickshire warehouse. Incident commanders Timothy Woodward, 51, and Adrian Ashley, 45, were charged after the Atherstone-on-St...

Timeline: Warwickshire firefighter deaths

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  • May 30, 2012
Key dates in the events following a fire at a vegetable warehouse at Atherstone-on-Stour in which four Warwickshire firefighters died. Click here to view timeline........... Reproduced under licence from BBC News © 2012 BBC...

Atherstone fire: Father recalls fire that killed his son

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  • May 30, 2012
Paul Stephens was one of the last people to see his son alive on the night of a fire which claimed the lives of four Warwickshire firefighters in 2007. He and his son Ashley, both retained firefighters, were on duty when a vegetable packing warehouse...

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