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Man, 29, dies in Manchester flat fire

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  • June 1, 2012
A 29-year-old man has died in a fire at a flat in Manchester. Firefighters were called to a blaze at a first floor flat on Reddish Lane in Gorton at about 18:30 BST. A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was well de...

Chatham arson arrest 'in hours' thanks to technology

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  • June 1, 2012
Danai Muhammadi, from Coventry, and his friend, Farhad Mahmud, of Maidstone, have been found guilty of three counts of murder following a fire in Kent, which killed Muhammadi's estranged wife, son and father-in-law. Thanks to advances in crime-fighti...

Woman rescued after falling at Loudoun Hill in Ayrshire

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  • June 1, 2012
A woman in her 60s has been airlifted to hospital after falling from a hillside in Ayrshire. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service said the woman suffered spine and chest injuries after falling 50ft while walking around Loudoun Hill. Paramedics, fire c...

New HQ for Durham and Darlington Fire Service

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  • June 1, 2012
n the go-ahead to take over a multimillion-pound control centre which has lain empty for four years. The complex at Belmont was one of nine proposed regional centres in England built at a cost of almost £470m, before the scheme was scrapped in 2010....

Hundreds of sheep 'rain' on Melbourne motorists

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  • June 1, 2012
Falling sheep hit vehicles in the Australian city of Melbourne after a lorry carrying livestock overturned on a flyover. As the truck carrying 400 sheep hung precariously, its cargo plunged on to the road below. Several cars were smashed as they were...

Sandra Clarke sentenced over Deptford flats blaze

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  • June 1, 2012
A woman has been sentenced for manslaughter after two people died in a fire at a block of flats she lived in. Santhirapathy Tharmalingam, 59 and Kunaliny Alagaratnam, 42, died in the blaze at the top floor of the 16-storey Marine Tower in Deptford. S...

Chatham fire murders driven by spite over divorce

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  • June 1, 2012
A young mother whose body was found after a ferocious fire at a terraced house in Kent had been trying to save her own life and that of her toddler son. Firefighters found 20-year-old Melissa Crook by the window of an upstairs bedroom with Noah's bod...

Ferry and lifeboat help fight fire on Tanera Mor in Summer Isles

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  • June 1, 2012
Firefighters used a small ferry and a lifeboat to reach a wild fire on an island in Wester Ross. At its peak, the heather and scrub fire was burning along a half mile front on Tanera Mor in the Summer Isles. A senior officer and 16 firefighters trave...

Fridge firm Beko faces no charges over Wealdstone fire death

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  • June 1, 2012
No manslaughter charges are to be brought against Beko after one of its faulty fridge-freezers caused a fire in which a man died. Santosh Benjamin-Muthiah, 36, died from a lack of oxygen in Wealdstone, north London, in November 2010. The coroner at h...

Process to appoint Scots single fire chief begins

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  • June 1, 2012
The process of recruiting the head of a new Scottish fire service has begun. Applications are now open for the post of the chief officer, who will head a workforce of more than 9,000 firefighters and support staff. The role will also come with the re...

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