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Bangor Parish Church damaged in overnight blaze

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  • June 6, 2012
A 130-year-old church in Bangor has been badly damaged in an overnight fire. The fire started at 02:00 BST on Thursday in the roof of Bangor Parish Church at Hamilton Road in the town. Part of the roof of the Church of Ireland building was destroyed ...

Asda in Slough fined for fire safety breach

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  • June 6, 2012
Asda supermarket has been ordered to pay more than £55,000 in fines and costs after breaching fire safety rules at its Slough store. Reading Crown Court heard two fire exits were repeatedly chained and padlocked over a 10 month period. Royal Berkshi...

Man, 24, jailed for arson attack on Heywood house

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  • June 6, 2012
A 24-year-old man has been jailed indefinitely for an arson attack on house in Greater Manchester where a family was sleeping. Carl Reeves, of Gaskill Street, Heywood, had denied arson but changed his plea at Bolton Crown Court. The judge ruled that ...

Kent Fire calls for research into arson and domestic abuse

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  • June 6, 2012
Kent Fire and Rescue Service is calling for more research into why fire is being used in domestic violence attacks. Firefighters believe that if more is known about the link between domestic abuse and arson, lives could be saved. See Video Report.......

Fire makes family eight people homeless in Essex town

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  • June 6, 2012
A family of eight has been left homeless after a fire in the second floor of their terraced home in Essex. Firefighters were called at 17:30 BST on Tuesday to the fire at West Street in Harwich near a row of houses destroyed in December last year. Th...

Pudsey Marks and Spencer store damaged by fire

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  • June 6, 2012
A Marks and Spencer store in Leeds has been badly damaged by fire. Emergency services were called at about 05:10 BST after the fire was reported in the food hall of the store at the Owlcoates Centre in Pudsey. No-one was injured in the blaze, Marks a...

Two men charged over Sharkey fire deaths in Helensburgh

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  • June 6, 2012
Two men have been charged in connection with the deaths of three members of the Sharkey family in Helensburgh. Eight-year-old Bridget Sharkey and her brother Thomas, who was 21, died after their home was set alight in July 2011. Their father, Thomas ...

Arson attack at former care home in Blackley

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  • June 6, 2012
An arson attack caused £50,000 worth of damage to a former nursing home in north Manchester. The fire was started at the building on Coldstream Avenue in Blackley between 20:00 and 21:00 BST last Wednesday. Greater Manchester Police said the blaze s...

Woman cut free from Bagillt bypass crash

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  • June 6, 2012
A woman has been cut free from a car after a collision with a pickup truck on the Bagillt bypass in Flintshire. The incident happened on the A548 at about 19:00 BST on Tuesday. Fire crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to release her from the vehic...

'People should know river risks' says rescuer

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  • June 6, 2012
The 21-year-old who tried to rescue a teenager who drowned in a river in Oxford has told Newsbeat she wants people to know the risks about jumping into rivers. Hussain Mohammed died just over a week ago after he jumped into the Thames with a friend t...

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