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The Summerland Story

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BBC Radio 4 - 11am - 27th August 2012 The story of the Isle of Man's innovative leisure complex, which was destroyed by a fire in 1973 which killed 50 people. Designed by local architect James Phillips Lomas in the hope of bringing more tourism to th...

Georgina Vilella jailed for killing husband Carlos in fire

  • News Item
  • August 17, 2012
A woman has been jailed for 23 years for starting a fire at a house in which her husband died and a teenage girl was critically injured. Georgina Vilella, 47, set fire to Carlos Vilella as he lay in bed in Pleck Road, Walsall, West Midlands in March ...

Forest fire threatens Lacanau resort in western France

  • News Item
  • August 17, 2012
About 200 firefighters are battling a wildfire that has ravaged about 550 hectares (1360 acres) of pine forest near a resort popular with surfers on France's Atlantic coast. Water is being dumped from four planes in an effort to control the blaze, ne...

Brake lever embedded in boy's leg in Wickhamford

  • News Item
  • August 17, 2012
A teenage cyclist was airlifted to hospital after getting a brake lever lodged in his thigh. The boy had come off his bike in woods in Wickhamford near Evesham in Worcestershire on Thursday afternoon. Emergency crews walked about half a mile to reach...

My Olympics: Fireman's 'breathtaking' Games

  • News Item
  • August 17, 2012
In the last of a series on the Olympics experience, Wrexham-based fireman Steve Roberts describes the "breathtaking" experience of leading a team of 60 staff who tested athletes in the biggest anti-doping operation in Olympics history. "It was out o...

Nightclub fire in Thailand's Phuket kills four

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  • August 17, 2012
A fire at a nightclub in the popular Thai tourist destination of Phuket has killed four people and injured about a dozen others, police say. The fire at the Tiger disco broke out early on Friday morning. Officials said it could have been caused by li...

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