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Prestatyn fire death: Appeal for mobile phone footage

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  • October 25, 2012
Detectives investigating a fire that killed a woman and three children have asked witnesses who may have filmed the scene on mobile phones to come forward. Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, her 15-month-old son Charlie, nephew Bailey Allen, four, and two-year-old...

Large fire at shisha cafe in Leicester factory building

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  • October 25, 2012
Firefighters are damping down a large fire in Leicester which has damaged a shisha cafe. They were called to the Curzonia Knitwear building, in Birstall Street, at about 11:20 BST. Leicester City Council said it had previously raised health and safet...

Woman dies after tower block fire at Restalrig Park in Edinburgh

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  • October 25, 2012
A woman has died in hospital after being rescued from a major blaze in an Edinburgh tower block. Emergency services were called to the incident at Nisbet Court in Restalrig Park at 10:45. Firefighters battled through smoke and flames to rescue a woma...

DUP: Fire and Rescue Service stinks of corruption

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  • October 24, 2012
The Fire and Rescue Service stinks of corruption, a DUP MLA has claimed following revelations which emerged from whistle-blowing allegations. Stormont Health Committee member Gordon Dunne made the comment in the light of a report calling for major ch...

Driver dies when car leaves M40 near Warwick

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  • October 24, 2012
A driver has died when their car left a motorway and caught fire in the early hours in Warwickshire. Officers were called to the M40, near junction 15, where it was reported a vehicle had left the road and was on fire in a field. Firefighters and amb...

Neasden family fire deaths: 'Freezer failure' to blame

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  • October 24, 2012
A north London house fire that killed a woman and five children started when a freezer failed, a coroner has found. Muna Elmufatish, 41, her daughters Hanin Kua, 14, Basma, 13, Amal, nine, and sons Mustafa, five, and Yehya, two, died in the fire in N...

Bideford flats arsonist jailed for four years

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  • October 24, 2012
An arsonist who was found spraying himself with lighter fluid after setting fire to a building has been jailed for four years. Samuel Oates, 30, set fire to the building in South View Terrace, Bideford, which contained four flats. The fire, in Januar...

Alison Hume mineshaft death 'lessons learned' says Scots government

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  • October 24, 2012
Lessons have been learned from the death of a woman who fell down a mineshaft in Ayrshire, the Scottish Government has said. Alison Hume, 44, lay for six hours after health and safety rules delayed a rescue at Galston in 2008. A fatal accident inquir...

Huge flat fire set deliberately in Edinburgh

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  • October 24, 2012
A huge blaze that gutted a flat in Edinburgh was set deliberately, fire officials have confirmed. About 24 firefighters tackled the first floor flat fire after being called at about 09:30 to 3 McDowell Road. Neighbours said the woman living in the fl...

M1 reopens in South Yorkshire after waste spill

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  • October 24, 2012
The M1 in South Yorkshire has reopened after it was closed due to a waste spill. It was shut in both directions between junction 32 at Thurcroft and junction 33 at Catcliffe after a lorry spilled its load at about 10:30 BST. South Yorkshire Fire Serv...

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