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Derby house fire: Philpott parents murder trial to begin in January

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  • June 18, 2012
The parents of six children who died in a house fire in Derby are to go on trial for their murders in January next year. Mick Philpott, 55, and his wife Mairead, 31, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday. They were told at the preliminary hear...

Two bodies found in Meadow Park Lodge blaze in Devon

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  • June 18, 2012
Two bodies have been found by firefighters who tackled a blaze in a Grade II listed building in north Devon. Crews were called to the fire at Meadow Park Lodge on the Castle Hill Estate in Filleigh, near South Molton, at about 02:30 BST on Monday. La...

Two arrests in Haverhill Castle Hill school fire investigation

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  • June 18, 2012
Two boys have been arrested in connection with a fire which destroyed a former school in Suffolk. Forty firefighters were called to the empty Castle Hill Middle School, Haverhill, on 3 June. The boys, aged 14 and 17, from the Haverhill area, were arr...

Shirley Towers inquest: Firefighters died in tower block

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  • June 18, 2012
Two firefighters died after a "massive escalation" in a tower block blaze in Southampton with temperatures reaching hundreds of degrees, an inquest heard. Jim Shears and Alan Bannon entered 15-storey Shirley Towers on 6 April, 2010, as one of two two...

Diners flee from Bury St Edmunds restaurant fire

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  • June 18, 2012
An historic building was destroyed when a fire broke out at a restaurant in the centre of Bury St Edmunds. Eighty firefighters fought the blaze which began in the basement of the Grade I listed Cupola House. See Video Report........... Reproduced und...

Fire officers push for sprinklers in new homes

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  • June 18, 2012
Smoke alarms can save lives but chief fire officers say if sprinklers were used as well, the number of fire deaths in the UK would be reduced dramatically. Chief fire officers are campaigning to get sprinkler systems fitted in all new homes after the...

Residents rescued from fire at sheltered housing in Bellshill

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  • June 18, 2012
More than 30 residents at a sheltered housing complex in North Lanarkshire have been moved to temporary accommodation after a fire. About 40 firefighters attended the blaze which broke out in one of the flats at Unitas Court in Unitas Road, Bellshill...

Fatal house fire cause in Llandysul, Ceredigion, 'not suspicious'

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  • June 18, 2012
There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the cause of a house fire which killed an elderly resident, an investigation has found. Mair Hicks, 79, of Glascoed, Llandysul, was rescued from the property, but died at the scene last Wednesday. A ...

Residents warned about cylinders in Wrexham garage blaze

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  • June 18, 2012
Householders are being told to stay indoors as fire crews tackle a blaze at a commercial garage in Wrexham. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said there were concerns about oxy acetylene gas cylinders at the garage on Bryn Estyn Road, Wrexham. Two ...

Fire crews tackle blaze at Meadow Park Lodge in Devon

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  • June 18, 2012
Firefighters in North Devon have tackled a blaze in a Grade II listed building. Crews were called to the fire at Meadow Park Lodge, in Filleigh, near South Molton, at about 02:30 BST. Firefighters are damping down the building, which is the main gate...

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