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Canal boat fire remains indentified as Kevin Pryor

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  • December 17, 2012
Human remains discovered in a burned houseboat on the Oxford Canal have been formally identified. Kevin Pryor, 49, died in a fire on the boat moored in Wolvercote on 16 November. His remains were found on board after forensic investigations. An initi...

Dog rescued after Cornwall mine shaft fall

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  • December 17, 2012
A dog was rescued by firefighters after it fell five metres (16ft) down a mine shaft in Cornwall. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service was called to Trewellard, near Penzance in West Cornwall, at about 14:40 GMT. One of the 18 firefighters who attended w...

Freckleton fatal fire: Murder accused Dyson Allen faces trial

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  • December 17, 2012
A teenager accused of murdering four siblings in a house fire in Lancashire is to face trial. Dyson Allen, 19, of no fixed address, appeared at Preston Crown Court earlier and was remanded in custody. He is charged with the murder of Reece Smith, 19,...

Derby fire deaths: Mick and Mairead Philpott murder charges dropped

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  • December 17, 2012
The parents of six children who died as a result of a house fire in Derby will now face manslaughter charges. Mick and Mairead Philpott had been accused of murder, but were told at Birmingham Crown Court that the charge had been downgraded. Jade Phil...

Animals killed in Sheerness pet shop arson

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  • December 17, 2012
A fire at a pet shop in which a number of animals died is being treated as a suspected arson by Kent Police. Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to the fire in Rose Street, Sheerness, at about 02:40 GMT on Sunday. Police said they believed an acc...

Teenager died in parked lorry crash in Norfolk

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  • December 17, 2012
A teenager died from multiple broken bones after the car she was travelling in crashed into a parked lorry in a layby in Norfolk, an inquest hears. Ellie Tweed, 18, from Hemsby, died in the crash on the A47 at North Burlingham on 1 November 2011. Ele...

Bangladesh Tazreen factory fire was sabotage - inquiry

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  • December 17, 2012
A factory fire in Bangladesh which killed more than 100 workers last month was an act of sabotage, an official inquiry has found. The head of the inquiry told the BBC it was not clear who was responsible for starting the fire, which swept through a c...

Girl dies in Shropshire children's home fire

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  • December 17, 2012
A teenage girl has died in a fire at a children's home. The fire was in a bedroom at a Bryn Melyn Care home in Bagley Marsh near Ellesmere, Shropshire, late on Saturday. Two adults were unharmed. Paramedics were unable to revive the girl, whose age h...

Woman and child rescued from smoke-filled Dartford flat

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  • December 17, 2012
A mother and child had to be rescued from a smoke-filled flat after a fire broke out in a shop below. The blaze in the store on The Brent in Dartford was discovered at about 23:40 GMT on Sunday. Neighbours told Kent fire service that people may have ...

Emergency landing at Gloucestershire Airport

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  • December 17, 2012
A light aircraft with two people on board has made an emergency landing at Gloucestershire Airport. The Pioneer 400 plane made the landing at the airport shortly after 10:20 GMT after what is thought to be a problem with its undercarriage. Great West...

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