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One dead in Aberdeen beach esplanade crash

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  • August 27, 2012
One person has died after a crash between two vehicles on the Beach Esplanade in Aberdeen. Grampian Police said the collision took place at about 14:30. Officers said the road would remain closed "for some time" between the Shell garage and Beach Bal...

Nine injured in Yorkshire Showground fire

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  • August 27, 2012
Nine people have been hurt in a fire at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said it received a call at about 11:30 BST after a burger van caught fire, involving two propane cylinders. Four people were treated ...

Welshman charged after costume burns at Manly hostel

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  • August 27, 2012
A Welshman has been charged by police in Australia after a 31-year-old French tourist suffered burns at a party at a backpackers' hostel. New South Wales Police said the Frenchman was wearing a costume made of toilet paper wrapped around his body. It...

Barry Old Harbour: Boat fire investigation

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  • August 27, 2012
An investigation has been launched into the cause of a fire which tore through a boat at Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan. The blaze broke out in the 50ft (15m) vessel at about 07:55 BST on Sunday and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service attended. The b...

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...

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