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Derby fire deaths: Man and woman bailed

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  • July 20, 2012
A man and a woman arrested in connection with a house fire that killed six children have been bailed. Jade Philpott, 10, brothers John, nine, Jack, eight, Jessie, six, and Jayden, five, died in the fire on Victory Road in Derby on 11 May. Their broth...

Warning over 'hoax calls' during Scots Olympic events

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  • July 20, 2012
Scotland's top law officer has warned that people making hoax calls aimed at disrupting Olympic events north of the border could face imprisonment. Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland said a "tough prosecution stance" was being adopted to "act as a deterr...

Hanover Street fire: Officials said 'not being treated as suspicious'

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  • July 20, 2012
A huge blaze that swept through the Thomas Cook building in Edinburgh's Hanover Street is not being treated as suspicious. The fire, which started at 15:30 on Thursday was extinguished more than 12 hours later. Firefighters are still at the scene con...

Arson on Teesside 'costs local economy £16m a year'

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  • July 20, 2012
Arson on Teesside costs the local economy up to £16.7m a year, latest figures have shown. Cleveland Fire Brigade has begun a crackdown on arson, which it says accounted for 75% of "fire-related incidents" on Teesside last year. It has issued posters...

Timber fire breaks out at Stanton Ironworks site

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  • July 20, 2012
A fire has broken out at a former ironworks close to the M1 in Derbyshire. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue was alerted to a burning pile of scrap timber outside the former Stanton Ironworks in Stanton-By-Dale at about 01:30 BST. The blaze produced a plume...

Portugal's Madeira hit by forest fires

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  • July 20, 2012
Firefighters have been battling forest fires across the Portuguese island of Madeira for more than two days. Dozens of people have abandoned their homes as the wildfires, which began on Wednesday, came close to settlements. The latest evacuations hav...

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