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Woman, 27, arrested over Pwllheli homes fire

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  • September 28, 2012
A woman has been arrested after a fire broke out in one house in a Gwynedd town and spread to neighbouring properties. No one was injured in the incident at Morfa'r Garreg estate, Pwllheli, at 21:30 BST on Wednesday. North Wales Police arrested a 27-...

Edinburgh fire: Woman dead in Dundee Terrace flat blaze

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  • September 27, 2012
A woman has died in a "fierce" fire at a block of flats in Edinburgh. The blaze was spotted in a ground floor property at a four-storey block in Dundee Terrace shortly after 22:00 BST on Wednesday. A Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue spokeswoman sa...

Leicester kebab shop fire pair jailed for manslaughter

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  • September 26, 2012
A man and a woman from Birmingham have been found guilty of manslaughter after a 40-year-old Leicester man died following an explosion at a kebab shop. Fiaz Ahmed Ansari's body was found in rubble of Kams King of the Grill 15 hours after the blast in...

Boroughbridge rescue as flooding traps elderly

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  • September 26, 2012
Residents at a North Yorkshire retirement complex were rescued by firefighters after they were cut off by flood water. About 20 residents at Minerva Court in Boroughbridge had been without power since Tuesday evening. A couple in the town also had to...

Man dies in Edinburgh flats fire in Powderhall Rigg

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  • September 26, 2012
A man has died in a fire at a block of Edinburgh flats. At least 40 firefighters tackled the blaze in the six-storey block at Powderhall Rigg after the alarm was raised at 09:50. On arrival, they discovered that a two-storey flat was well alight, wit...

Fire crews tackle blaze at Edinbane Pottery on Skye

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  • September 26, 2012
Fifteen firefighters and three fire engines were needed to tackle a blaze at a pottery makers on Skye. Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service (HIFRS) was alerted to the incident at Edinbane Pottery at about 04:45 on Tuesday. Fire engines from ...

Storm continues to cause havoc

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  • September 26, 2012
Flooding is expected to continue to cause problems, as the most intense September storm for 30 years continues. More than 75 warnings were in place, mainly in the north of England. Some areas could receive a further 20mm-40mm of rain. However, the we...

Spending watchdog criticises Brian Sweeney's pension deal

  • News Item
  • September 26, 2012
Scotland's spending watchdog has criticised Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Joint Board for "systemic failures" over the retirement and re-employment of its chief officer, Brian Sweeney. In a 32-page report Audit Scotland said the board's processes fell ...

Wearable sensor maps disaster areas in real time

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  • September 26, 2012
A sensor that digitally maps the area through which the wearer is moving, in real time, has been created by scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The project is supported by the US Air Force and the Office of Naval Research, and ...

Men face jail over 'pointless' Hemswell speed camera fire

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  • September 25, 2012
A lorry driver and his neighbour face jail after setting fire to a speed camera in Lincolnshire to avoid prosecution. Anthony Luty, 28, from Harlington, near Doncaster, was caught doing 49 mph in his HGV on the A631 at Hemswell Cliff in October 2011....

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