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Bangladesh fire: Workers told it was routine fire drill

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  • November 29, 2012
The police in Bangladesh have arrested three managers of a clothes factory in which more than 100 people died during a fire on Saturday. Outside the factory, there has been growing anger among workers over why so many people died when they could have...

Fire crews visit River Severn flood-hit areas

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  • November 29, 2012
People affected by flooding around the River Severn are being warned it could take a while for the water to recede. Steve Knibbs, from BBC Points West, travelled with specialist fire crews as they checked on those cut off by the floods in Gloucesters...

Norwich former fire station becomes sixth form academy

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  • November 29, 2012
A new sixth form academy specialising in mathematics and science and aiming to recruit "gifted" students is to move into a former fire station in Norwich, The building in the centre of Norwich will house classrooms, laboratories, staffrooms, a librar...

Ipswich garage CVS fined for oil drum explosion

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  • November 29, 2012
An Ipswich repair garage has been fined £40,000 after an employee was left unconscious for five days when an oil drum exploded. Findlay Gavin was trying to remove the end of the drum at CVS (Anglia) Ltd using a oxyacetylene torch when it happened in...

Langley Green distillery fire: Boss concerned for locals

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  • November 29, 2012
The boss of a Black Country distillery that was damaged by fire has expressed concern for a number of nearby residents who have been unable to return home since the blaze. Sixteen homes were devastated by the fire at Alcohols Ltd in Langley Green and...

Investigation into Sunbury bungalow arson attack

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  • November 29, 2012
Police are carrying out house-to-house inquiries following an arson attack on a bungalow in Surrey. Surrey Police said the fire caused damage to the front door and hallway of a property in Batavia Road, Sunbury, on Tuesday evening. An investigation b...

One person cut free after B9002 crash

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  • November 29, 2012
One person has been cut free from a car after a crash on the B9002 in Aberdeenshire. The car was believed to have overturned after the accident at Bridge of Isla on Wednesday afternoon. Grampian Fire and Rescue Service, the Scottish Ambulance Service...

Man in car rescued from flood water in Shropshire

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  • November 29, 2012
Firefighters spent more than an hour rescuing a man from a car which was stuck due to flood water in Shropshire. A boat was used to reach the man at Strefford, between Church Stretton and Craven Arms, at about 00:30 GMT. Another man was released from...

Bangladesh arrests three over deadly factory fire

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  • November 29, 2012
Police in Bangladesh have arrested three supervisors from a clothing factory in which more than 100 people died during a fire. They say the supervisors are accused of stopping workers from leaving the building and of padlocking exits. Meanwhile, thou...

Firework blinds boy in one eye in Salford

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  • November 29, 2012
A 14-year-old boy has lost his sight in one eye after he was deliberately hit by a firework in Salford. The teenager was with three friends in a children's play area on fields near Duchy Road when the incident happened at about 19:30 GMT on 5 Novembe...

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