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Fire breaks out at Newtownards industrial estate

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  • July 31, 2012
The Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) is dealing with a blaze at an unoccupied building in Newtownards, County Down. The building is in an industrial estate in South Street and part of the road has been closed. A NIFRS spokesman said 40 firefighters ta...

Evacuation of Camford Way in Luton after chemical spill

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  • July 31, 2012
Part of an industrial estate in Luton has been evacuated as fire crews tackled a chemical spillage. Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service was called to Hair Systems Europe, on Camford Way, at 16:40 BST. A spokesperson for the brigade said sm...

Woman cut free after A470 crash near Brecon

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  • July 31, 2012
A woman had to be cut free by emergency crews after a two-car crash on the A470 in Powys She became trapped after the collision which happened between Libanus and Brecon on at 15:00 BST. The woman who was taken to hospital after fire service crews us...

Landlord summonsed to court over Malton fire breaches

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  • July 31, 2012
The landlord of a block flats, where two jockeys died in a fire, has been summonsed to appear in court over alleged fire safety breaches. Jamie Kyne, 18, and Jan Wilson, 19, died in the fire at Buckrose Court near Malton, North Yorkshire, in 2009. Ca...

Planning application lodged for Desertcreat training college

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  • July 31, 2012
A planning application has been lodged for the new training college for police, prison and fire officers in County Tyrone. Construction work at the site at Desertcreat, just outside Cookstown, is expected to start next year. The building should be co...

India orders probe of deadly Andhra Pradesh train blaze

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  • July 30, 2012
India's railways minister has ordered an inquiry into a fire on a passenger train that killed at least 32 people in the state of Andhra Pradesh. A coach of the Tamil Nadu Express from Delhi to Chennai caught fire as it was passing through Nellore sta...

Newry fire treated as suspicious by police

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  • July 30, 2012
Police are treating as suspicious a fire described as one of the biggest in Northern Ireland for many years. The fire at a clothes recycling plant at Cloghoge, on the outskirts of Newry, began at about 23:00 BST on Thursday. Crews from across Norther...

John MacDonald jailed for 13 years for Elgin fire murder bids

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  • July 30, 2012
A man found guilty of trying to murder five people in a house fire in Moray has been jailed for 13 years. John MacDonald, 43, threw a bottle of petrol or other flammable liquid through a window at a home in Kingsmills, Elgin, in December. His former ...

Fire leads to discovery of cannabis plants in Coventry

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  • July 30, 2012
Four men have been arrested after a fire in Coventry led to the discovery of cannabis plants. Police and the fire service were called to the fire at a flat above a shop in Harnall Lane West, Foleshill on Sunday night. Officers later found approximate...

Arson conviction record defended by Devon and Cornwall Police

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  • July 30, 2012
Figures showing the number of people convicted of arson have been defended by Devon and Cornwall Police. A Freedom of Information request by BBC News showed 61 people were convicted of arson in Cornwall between 2009-2011, when 684 offences were recor...

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