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Slurry tank tragedy: Three family members die

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  • September 16, 2012
Three men have died after four people fell into a slurry tank on a farm at Hillsborough, County Down. Those who died are believed to be two brothers and their father. Their sister has been taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast where she is ...

Two hurt as plane crashes in Hampshire

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  • September 16, 2012
Two men have been injured after a light aircraft crashed near a small airfield in Hampshire. Police and Fire and Rescue crews were called to an area of woodland south of Popham airfield near the A303 just before 15:00 BST. The 44-year old pilot and 6...

Poisoned Southampton student remains in hospital

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  • September 16, 2012
A postgraduate student from Southampton University remains in hospital after he became ill with chemical poisoning. Tests revealed the 25-year old chemistry student, who fell ill three weeks ago, had arsenic and the highly toxic metal Thallium in his...

Historic Norman King pub de-listed after fire damage

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  • September 16, 2012
A historic pub in Bedfordshire destroyed in a suspected arson attack has lost its conservation status. The fire in August 2011 damaged the Grade II listed Norman King pub in Church Street, Dunstable, so badly it could not be repaired. The thatched bu...

Hunt for van and people carrier in Somerset car fire murder

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  • September 16, 2012
Police are trying to trace two vehicles seen close to the scene of a car fire where the body of a 23-year-old university graduate was found. Catherine Wells-Burr, 23, was discovered in her red Ford Focus in a field in Somerset on Wednesday. Officers ...

Wildfire threatens Los Angeles homes in Bel Air

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  • September 16, 2012
Los Angeles fire-fighters have been battling to contain a wildfire threatening homes in the upmarket Bel Air neighbourhood. The fire broke out in the Sepulveda Pass and there are fears it could spread further because of dry conditions. See Video Repo...

Fire at Dennis Ruabon Tiles factory near Wrexham

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  • September 16, 2012
Fire crews have tackled a blaze at a tile factory near Wrexham. Four engines and an aerial ladder platform attended Dennis Ruabon Tiles Ltd in Ruabon at 07:45 BST on Saturday. North Wales Fire Service said the incident affected a first-floor portable...

Yorkshire's unused fire control centre put on market

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  • September 16, 2012
A £13m regional fire control centre in Wakefield, which was never used, is being marketed to potential tenants. The Department for Communities and Local Government has hired a property company to find a business for the building at a rent of £450,0...

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