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Derby fire deaths trial set for February

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  • November 30, 2012
The parents of six children who died in a house fire in Derby are due to stand trial for their murders in February. Mick Philpott, 55, and his wife Mairead, 31, are accused of killing Jade Philpott, 10, and her brothers John, nine, Jack, eight; Jessi...

Altnagelvin Hospital fire report released

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  • November 30, 2012
The fire service has released its preliminary report on the fire at Londonderry's Altnagelvin Hospital. More than 100 patients were moved from their wards when the blaze was found on the roof of the tower block on Friday. The investigation has indica...

AWE in court over 2010 Aldermaston site fire

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  • November 30, 2012
The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) has appeared in court over a fire at its Berkshire site in 2010. Reading magistrates heard the company faces three charges brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in connection with the fire. Ashley Eme...

London's worst false fire alarm offenders may be charged

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  • November 30, 2012
Organisations making the most false alarms to London Fire Brigade - including hospitals and universities - could face a bill of more than £1m a year under proposed plans. It is estimated call-outs made in error cost LFB about £37m each year. Propri...

Train fire halts Eurostar traffic in Channel Tunnel

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  • November 30, 2012
Train services are being resumed in the Channel Tunnel after a freight train fire on the French side caused traffic to be suspended, the operator says. All train services in the north tunnel were suspended as French firefighters dealt with the incide...

Ballymena boy stable after fire incident

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  • November 30, 2012
A small boy who was found with his clothes on fire in Ballymena, County Antrim, almost two weeks ago is now in a stable condition in hospital. The boy, who is believed to be four years of age, was badly burned during the incident on the Larne Road on...

Rhymney river rescue after woman's car plunges at Machen

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  • November 30, 2012
A woman has been pulled to safety from the river Rhymney after her car left the road and plunged into the water. The woman was taken to hospital following the incident on Commercial Road in Machen, near Caerphilly, at around 07:00 GMT on Thursday. So...

Jersey fire warning over festive decorations and candles

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  • November 30, 2012
Two fires in Jersey thought to be caused by Christmas candles or decorative lighting, has prompted a warning from the fire service. The cause of a blaze in a St Helier flat was suspected to be an electrical fault with Christmas tree lights. A separat...

Fire crews tackle cottage blaze in Llanerfyl, Powys

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  • November 29, 2012
About 20 fire fighters have tackled a blaze at a cottage in Powys. The alarm was raised in Llanerfyl, near Welshpool, on Wednesday shortly after 19:00 GMT. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said there were no injuries and no idea yet how the...

Bangladesh factory fire raises safety concerns

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  • November 29, 2012
Bangladesh is still recovering from the horrific fire this week which killed more than 100 workers in a garment factory. Three factory supervisors have been arrested, accused of stopping workers from leaving the building, and the government has opene...

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