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Pensioner dies after Copthorne house fire

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  • December 5, 2012
A woman in her 80s has died after a fire broke out in her home in West Sussex. West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and ambulance crews were called to the property in Fairway in Copthorne just before 16:00 GMT. The woman was revived at the scene by pa...

A48 Carmarthen: Three crashes on stretch of road

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  • December 5, 2012
Four people were injured in three crashes on a stretch of the A48 near Carmarthen in under two hours. Three people were taken to hospital after the first collision between three vehicles eastbound near the Pensarn roundabout at 17:20 GMT. One person ...

Cameron Park in Edinburgh house set on fire after break-in

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  • December 5, 2012
Police have appealed for witnesses after a housebreaker apparently set fire to a house in Edinburgh. The blaze at the property in Cameron Park happened at 22:45 on Saturday after the 62-year-old householder left her home. Police and firefighters were...

'Angry' China worker admits deadly Shantou arson

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  • December 5, 2012
A former garments factory worker in China has told state media that he set his former workplace on fire because he was angry about not being paid wages owed to him for three years. The fire in Shantou city in Guangdong province killed at least 14 peo...

Toxic gas leak on ship in harbour in County Down

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  • December 5, 2012
Police and emergency services are dealing with a suspected toxic gas leak on a ship at a harbour in County Down. The MV Arklow Meadow docked in Warrenpoint harbour with a cargo of grain on Wednesday. It is understood that it was carrying packets of a...

Downham Market car showroom destroyed by fire

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  • December 5, 2012
A car showroom in Norfolk has been destroyed by a blaze which was tackled by more than 90 firefighters at its height. Crews from Norfolk and Cambridgeshire were called to St John's Business Estate, on St John's Way in Downham Market, at 03:20 GMT. Th...

Fire crews at Downham Market industrial estate

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  • December 5, 2012
About 90 firefighters from Norfolk and Cambridgeshire are tackling a blaze at a car showroom and workshop in Norfolk. Fire crews were called to St John's Business Estate on St John's Way in Downham Market at 03:20 GMT. Norfolk Police said St John's W...

Langley fire: The homes damaged by the blaze

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  • December 5, 2012
More than a week on from a huge fire at a chemicals plant in the Black Country, residents are still coming to terms with what happened right outside their homes. "It was horrendous," said Langley resident Denise Annetts. "I heard a bang and then a se...

Firefighters' risk of heart attack to be studied

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  • December 5, 2012
Research is to be carried out to establish why firefighters have the highest risk of heart attack of all the emergency services. In spite of regular health and fitness checks, firefighters have been shown to be prone to cardiac arrest. The British He...

Hereford County Hospital fire safety measures 'inadequate'

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  • December 5, 2012
Fire safety measures at Hereford County Hospital are inadequate, according to Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service. An inspection last month found problems which mean there is a danger of fire spreading at the building. The service said an ...

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