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Nepal plane crash: Seven Britons killed

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  • September 28, 2012
Seven Britons were among 19 people killed when a plane heading for the Everest region crashed in Nepal's capital, the Foreign Office has said. The Sita Air plane came down minutes after taking-off from Kathmandu for Lukla. The Britons' next of kin ha...

Plane crashes at London Southend Airport when undercarriage fails

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  • September 28, 2012
A light aircraft with five people on board crashed when landing at London Southend Airport due to a collapsed nose wheel. Eight fire appliances were sent to the scene at just after 13:00 BST, but when they arrived the passengers had got out of the pl...

Seven rescued in Greater Manchester house fire

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  • September 28, 2012
A family of seven was rescued from a fire at their home in Greater Manchester started by a child playing with matches. Crews from Gorton Fire Station were called to a house on Range Street, Openshaw, Manchester at 19:20 BST on Thursday Six firefighte...

Woman, 49, charged over Pwllheli house fire

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  • September 28, 2012
A 49-year-old woman has been charged with arson after a house fire which spread to neighbouring properties. Nobody was injured in the incident at Morfa'r Garreg estate in Pwllheli, Gwynedd, on Wednesday evening. The woman is due to appear before Caer...

Hull firefighters tackle blaze at industrial building

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  • September 28, 2012
About 20 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at an industrial building in Hull. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to Carlton Street at about 15:45 BST on Thursday. Four engines were sent to the scene to control the blaze. An e...

Investigation into three house fires in Edinburgh

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  • September 28, 2012
A woman has died in a fire in a flat in the Polwarth area of Edinburgh. The incident was the second fatality in a fire in the capital in two days. In another incident, two women were badly burned after an explosion in a flat off Leith Walk. Investiga...

Llandrindod Wells: Police, fire and court share building

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  • September 28, 2012
Police, fire crews and a magistrates' court have moved into a new shared building in what is thought to be one of the first of its type in Wales. The multi-million pound base in Llandrindod Wells is an attempt by the services to make savings. Public ...

Freckleton fire: Crimewatch appeal after siblings die in blaze

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  • September 28, 2012
Police investigating the deaths of four siblings in a fire in Lancashire are making an appeal on BBC Crimewatch. Reece Smith, 19, four-year-old twins Holly and Ella and two-year-old Jordan died in the fire at the house in Lytham Road, Freckleton, on ...

Dead fireman Ewan Williamson's family start legal action

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  • September 28, 2012
The family of an Edinburgh firefighter who died while on duty has begun a £700,000 legal action for damages. Ewan Williamson, 35, was killed while tackling a fire in the Balmoral Bar on Dalry Road in July 2009. His family claim problems with the way...

Albert Drive flats blaze in Glasgow 'was suspicious'

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  • September 28, 2012
A fire at a Glasgow tenement, which forced three men to jump from a window, is being treated as suspicious. Emergency services were called to the blaze at the flats in Albert Drive, Pollokshields, at about 02:00 GMT on Monday. The three men, aged 32,...

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