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Alveley bungalow fire victim believed to be homeowner

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  • December 15, 2012
The man killed in a fire which severely damaged a bungalow in Shropshire is believed to be the 70-year-old who lived there, police have said. West Mercia Police said formal identification of the man was yet to take place but he was "believed to be Vi...

Man found clinging to a tree in flooded Exwick brook

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  • December 15, 2012
A man suffering from hypothermia was rescued by firefighters after being found clinging to a tree in a flooded brook. The fire service said it was believed he took a wrong turn on his way home and slipped into the brook, off the River Exe, which had ...

Trapped driver rescued from Stone flood water

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  • December 15, 2012
A woman was rescued after her car became trapped in flood water up to its windows, the fire service has said. Staffordshire Fire Service said it had to carry out three rescues overnight on the A34 in Stone after drivers ignored road closed signs. A s...

Rotherham man jailed after setting his wife on fire

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  • December 15, 2012
A man whose wife died four days after he poured white spirit on her and set it alight has been jailed for eight years. Stephen Eastwood, 55, was found guilty of manslaughter at Sheffield Crown Court after attacking his wife of 10 years, Angela, 56, a...

Chilford Hall barn arson: Accused admits drink problem

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  • December 15, 2012
A 28-year-old man accused of burning down a wedding venue in an attack, which another man has admitted, told a court he had a drink problem. An 18th Century barn and adjoining rooms were torched at Chilford Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire, in June. Mark...

Environment Agency fined £200,000 over crane driver death

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  • December 15, 2012
The Environment Agency has been ordered to pay £228,000 after pleading guilty over the death of one of its crane drivers in Cambridgeshire. Simon Wenn, 43, died when the 27-tonne crane he was in collapsed into a frozen drain and he became trapped in...

Kempsey flood defence failure due to waterlogged sensor

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  • December 15, 2012
A faulty sensor caused the failure of £1.5m flood defences, leading to 15 homes flooding in a Worcestershire village, a report has found. Two pumps designed to start automatically during flooding failed to activate in Kempsey in the early hours of 2...

Isle of Man driver escapes 100m plunge into river

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  • December 15, 2012
An Isle of Man driver rolled 100m down a steep embankment and ended up in a river bed. The driver lost control of his car after overtaking another vehicle in Marown on Thursday. Fire service station officer Nigel Fraser said: "It was a miracle that h...

Freckleton fire: Dyson Allen in court charged over four deaths

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  • December 15, 2012
A 19-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of four siblings in a fire in Lancashire. Dyson Allen, of no fixed abode, appeared at Preston Crown Court where he was remanded in custody. He is charged with killing Reece Smith, 19, fo...

Man charged after Rowley Regis house fire

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  • December 15, 2012
A man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was attacked and two children were rescued from a fire. The woman, 31, was treated for serious burns to her face and head after the fire at Haden Walk, Rowley Regis, just before 01:00 GMT on ...

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