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The day Parliament burned down

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  • August 26, 2012
In the early evening of 16 October 1834, to the horror of bystanders, a huge ball of fire exploded through the roof of the Houses of Parliament, creating a blaze so enormous that it could be seen by the King and Queen at Windsor, and from stagecoache...

Police save man and child from house fire in Lisburn

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  • August 26, 2012
A man and a two-year-old child have been rescued from a house fire by a passing police patrol in Lisburn. Two police officers noticed the fire as they passed the house on the Hillhall Road at about 02:30 BST on Sunday. They forced their way inside an...

12 cars and caravan set on fire in Kinmel Bay

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  • August 26, 2012
A dozen cars, a caravan, a van trailer and two shipping containers of tyres were set on fire deliberately at an outdoor storage area in Conwy county. North Wales Fire Service said investigators believed the arson attack happened in St Asaph Avenue, K...

Fire at Fawler Manor destroys part of roof

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  • August 26, 2012
Eighty firefighters have battled a blaze which "spread rapidly" across the roof of an Oxfordshire manor house. Fire crews from Berkshire and Oxfordshire were called to Fawler Manor, near Wantage, at 15.25 BST on Saturday after the family living there...

Venezuela: Chavez orders Amuay refinery blast probe

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  • August 26, 2012
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has ordered an urgent investigation to find the cause of a huge explosion at the country's biggest oil refinery. The death toll after the blast at the Amuay plant in Falcon state, in the north-west of the country, has...

Knighton and Beguildy crash woman helped free from car

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  • August 26, 2012
Fire crews were called to help after a car crashed on the B4355 road Powys early on Saturday morning. Mid and West Wales Fire Service said a woman had to be released from her vehicle after it crashed between Knighton and Beguildy at 04:45 BST. No oth...

Fire crews tackle Walthamstow warehouse blaze

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  • August 26, 2012
More than 70 firefighters have tackled a warehouse blaze in east London that threatened to spread to neighbouring buildings. In total 15 fire engines were sent to Hookers Road, off Blackhorse Lane in Walthamstow, at 03:37 BST. By 12:00 BST, the fire ...

Pensioner dies in blaze at house in Downpatrick

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  • August 26, 2012
A pensioner has died in a fire in Downpatrick, County Down. The blaze took hold in the Bridge Street area of the town at 06.35am on Saturday. The woman who died was in her 70s. The police have not yet released her name. The fire is not being treated ...

M4 crash: Three in hospital after lorry and car collide

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  • August 26, 2012
Three people, including a baby, have been taken to hospital following a crash on the M4 on Saturday morning. South Wales Fire Service said a car and lorry collided westbound between junctions 36 and 37 (Sarn and Pyle). Firefighters had to use special...

Huge blast stops Venezuela's main oil refinery Amuay

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  • August 26, 2012
A huge explosion at Venezuela's biggest oil refinery has killed at least 26 people and halted production for two days, officials say. At least 80 people were also injured in the blast which started a fire at the Amuay plant in Falcon state in the nor...

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