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Third of Sussex school fires 'started deliberately'

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  • August 15, 2012
More than one third of fires at East and West Sussex schools were started deliberately, the BBC has learned. Figures disclosed under a Freedom of Information Act request showed that between 2008 and 2011 there were 84 fires with 31 started deliberate...

Kent school fires: One-third started deliberately

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  • August 15, 2012
Over one-third of fires at Kent's schools were started deliberately, the BBC has learned. Figures disclosed under a Freedom of Information Act request showed that between 2008 and 2011 there were 70 fires with 26 started deliberately. Since 2009 almo...

NI fire service 'problems 'being addressed' says Poots

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  • August 15, 2012
The health minister has said that problems within the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service are being addressed. Edwin Poots was speaking after the BBC revealed that an internal review had found a range of shortcomings in the service. It also foun...

Second Severn Crossing crash: Lorry driver arrested

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  • August 15, 2012
A lorry driver has been arrested after a crash temporarily shut the eastbound side of the Second Severn Crossing. South Wales Police said a 31-year-old man from Slovakia was held on suspicion of driving without due care. Emergency services went to th...

Workmen stuck 70ft up University of Aberdeen library building

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  • August 15, 2012
An operation has been launched to free three workmen trapped in a cradle about 70ft up the side of the University of Aberdeen library. The cradle - which was being used for repair work on the building's glass walls - suffered a mechanical failure. Gr...

Safety fears hamper Gordon's Garage blaze inquiry in Aberdeen

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  • August 15, 2012
Investigators probing a fire which destroyed an Aberdeen garage on Sunday have still not been able to enter the building because of safety fears. The cause of the blaze at Gordon's Garage on Pittodrie Place is unknown. Police, who are conducting a jo...

Second Severn Crossing reopens after seven-vehicle crash

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  • August 15, 2012
The Second Severn Crossing has reopened eastbound following a multi-vehicle crash that closed all three lanes. Emergency services went to the scene following a collision between five cars and two lorries at 11:20 BST on Wednesday. Gwent Police said n...

Two trapped after viaduct coach crash near Bath

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  • August 15, 2012
Two people were trapped after the coach they were travelling in fell 30ft (10m) from a viaduct near Bath. Emergency services were called to Brassknocker Hill, in Monkton Combe, on the B3108 at its junction with the A36 Warminster Road. Avon Fire and ...

Crash on M42 leaves man seriously injured

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  • August 15, 2012
A six-vehicle crash has led to the closure of part of the southbound carriageway of the M42 in Warwickshire. Emergency services were called to the incident between junctions 10, for Tamworth, Staffordshire, and 9, near Curdworth, at about 09:00 BST. ...

Bolton arson attack: MP appeals over double murder

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  • August 15, 2012
A Bolton MP is to appeal to the home secretary for help in catching arsonists who killed a child and her grandmother four years ago. Hameeda Begum, 71, and her four-year-old granddaughter Alana Mian died after a bin was set alight outside Mrs Begum's...

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