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Sudbury gas pipe fire as car crashes into house

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  • August 10, 2012
A gas pipe was ruptured and caught fire after a car crashed into a house in Suffolk. Fire crews were called to the scene on Bulmer Road in Sudbury at 17:00 BST and put the fire out by 20:30 BST. The driver of the car, a Land Rover, was unhurt and no-...

Abingdon fire: Woman's death 'suspicious'

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  • August 10, 2012
The death of a woman following a fire in Oxfordshire is being treated as suspicious by police. A woman in her thirties was found at a property in Spey Road, Abingdon, on Friday morning, and taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital where she died. Det Sup...

Death toll in Philippines floods rises to 60

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  • August 10, 2012
At least 60 people are now known to have died in the torrential rain and floods that paralysed the northern Philippines this week, the country's disaster agency has said. The waters are now receding, but officials say it is still not safe for people ...

Abingdon fire: Woman's death 'suspicious'

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  • August 10, 2012
The death of a woman following a fire in Oxfordshire is being treated as suspicious by police. A woman in her thirties was found at a property in Spey Road, Abingdon, on Friday morning, and taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital where she died. Det Sup...

Chocolate pudding blast injures Newton le Willows woman

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  • August 10, 2012
An elderly woman was left with facial burns when a tinned chocolate pudding exploded and showered her with hot liquid. A Merseyside Fire crew was called to a property on Belvedere Road, Newton le Willows on Thursday night after reports of a possible ...

Man held after blaze body find in Cheshire

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  • August 10, 2012
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found in Cheshire. Emergency services were called to a house on Byley Lane in Cranage, near Holmes Chapel, at about 11:00 BST on Thursday following reports of a fire. Firefighter...

Carlisle arson attacks 'could risk lives'

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  • August 10, 2012
Lives could be put at risk following a spate of deliberate fires across Carlisle, fire bosses have warned. Since the start of the month, Cumbria Fire Service has been called out to a number of minor incidents. These include rubbish being set alight o...

Coventry factory blaze: Fires burn under collapsed roof

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  • August 10, 2012
Firefighters continue to dampen down a woodwork engineering factory close to Coventry Airport that was destroyed by a fire that started on Wednesday. Smoke from Ney Ltd's building on Siskin Drive could be seen for miles at the height of the blaze. We...

Woman dead in Aberdeen bungalow fire

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  • August 10, 2012
A woman has died after an early-morning house fire in Aberdeen. About 20 firefighters, some wearing breathing apparatus, tackled the flames at the bungalow, on the city's Gillespie Crescent, at 05:30. The woman's body was found in the house. Her age ...

Inquest's fake cigarette warning

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  • August 10, 2012
A Lincolnshire coroner has linked illegal cigarettes with the death of a woman in a house fire. June Buffham, 71, died at her Spalding home in April after falling asleep while smoking Jin Ling cigarettes. At the inquest in Boston coroner Professor Ro...

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