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Ballymena JTI cigarette factory blaze tackled

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  • September 22, 2012
Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a cigarette factory in Ballymena. The fire at the JTI plant, formerly known as Gallahers, was reported at 21:20 BST on Friday. Gallaher was founded in 1857 and has been owned by Japan Tobacco since 2007. Rea...

Fire extingusher explodes in bin lorry in south Belfast

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  • September 22, 2012
A discarded fire extinguisher is thought to have caused a small explosion in a bin lorry in the Holyland area of south Belfast. Two bin men were treated in hospital for ringing in their ears following the incident at Carmel Street on Friday afternoon...

Real Crisps factory fire: Man charged with arson

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  • September 22, 2012
A 30-year-old man has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life following a fire which destroyed a south Wales crisp factory. More than 50 firefighters tackled the blaze at the Real Crisps plant on the Penyfan industrial estate, Crumlin, o...

Cardiff Metropolitan University evacuated in gas incident

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  • September 22, 2012
A university block was evacuated after a chemical incident in which staff complained of chest and throat irritation. South Wales Fire Service said it was called to a suspected release of gas at Cardiff Metropolitan University's Llandaff campus just b...

St Chad's Cathedral Birmingham: Man rescued after fall

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  • September 22, 2012
A man has been rescued after falling between two buildings at Birmingham's St Chad's Cathedral, the fire service have said. West Midlands Fire Service said they were called to the cathedral by police just after 12:30 BST. A spokesman said a man had f...

Stanton-by-Dale fire out after six days

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  • September 22, 2012
Fire crews have finished damping down at a recycling plant fire in Derbyshire that started six days ago. The fire at the plant in Stanton-by-Dale near the Nottinghamshire border involved 8,000 tonnes of sawdust and wood. More than 65 firefighters bat...

Man arrested over Sompting bungalow blast

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  • September 22, 2012
A 54-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following an explosion at a bungalow in West Sussex. One man was taken to hospital for treatment for shock after being pulled from the building in Hillside Avenue, Sompting, by a passerby on T...

Barnet councillor Brian Coleman arrested over assault

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  • September 22, 2012
The ex-mayor of the London borough of Barnet has been arrested on suspicion of common assault. Conservative Brian Coleman was detained after an incident in Finchley and has now been bailed. The Metropolitan Police said a 51-year-old man was held on T...

Chepstow house fire tackled by firefighters

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  • September 21, 2012
Firefighters are tackling a fire at a house in Chepstow, Monmouthshire. South Wales Fire Service said the property in Hardwick Avenue was well alight when the firefighters arrived just after 05:00 BST. But the fire is now under control and it is unde...

Blast at Pemex gas plant in Mexico claims more lives

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  • September 21, 2012
More workers in Mexico have died from their wounds following a blast that set off a blaze at a gas plant, bringing the death toll to 30. Twenty-five people are still in hospital. State-run oil company Pemex says that all those who had been missing ar...

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