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Dishwasher fire kills family dogs in Llanfyllin, Powys

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  • March 27, 2013
Two dogs have died in a kitchen fire which is understood to have been started by a dishwasher. It happened at a family home in Llanfyllin, Powys, while the owners were out. It comes after German manufacturer Bosch recalled 632,000 dishwashers because...

Derby fire deaths: Philpott jury retires to consider 18 verdicts

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  • March 27, 2013
A jury in the trial of three people accused of killing six children in a house fire in Derby has retired to consider its verdicts. Mick and Mairead Philpott, the children's parents, and friend Paul Mosley each deny six counts of manslaughter. Mrs Jus...

Carbon monoxide: Families in Ammanford and Llangollen poisoned

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  • March 27, 2013
Firefighters are warning of the dangers of carbon monoxide following incidents in homes in west and north Wales. A family, including a six-month-old baby from Carmarthenshire, and an elderly couple from Llangollen, Denbighshire, were rescued after be...

Fire destroys ex-Beatles and Stones gig venue in Kings Heath

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  • March 27, 2013
The site of a historic former Birmingham music venue which hosted The Beatles and Rolling Stones has been destroyed in a fire. The premises in Kings Heath, which was operating as a Cash Converters store, is on one of the main routes into the city cen...

New fire stations in Surrey given go-ahead by council

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  • March 27, 2013
Plans for two new fire stations in Surrey and the downgrading of two others have been approved. Surrey County Council's cabinet voted to open stations in Salfords and Burgh Heath. However, both Epsom and Reigate will lose one of their two fire engine...

Kings Heath shop fire closes major route

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  • March 27, 2013
One of the main routes into Birmingham has been closed while up to 40 firefighters tackle a blaze at a shop. Police cordoned off Kings Heath High Street between York Road and Silver Street after a fire broke out at Cash Converters shortly after 0500 ...

Nottingham woman, 80, died in 'fire hazard' kitchen

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  • March 27, 2013
A coroner has described the design of an 80-year-old woman's kitchen as an inherently dangerous fire hazard. Jacqueline Rawson, from Nottingham, who had mobility issues, died when her clothes caught fire after her cooker was moved during some alterat...

Sidcup fire: Blaze breaks out next to petrol station

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  • March 27, 2013
Firefighters have brought a fire next to a petrol station in Sidcup, south-east London, under control. London Fire Brigade was called at 14:45 GMT to a derelict factory in Edgington Way where the second floor was alight. The brigade sent eight fire e...

Austria motorway hit by 100-vehicle crash in snow

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  • March 27, 2013
A pile-up involving about 100 vehicles on a snow-hit Austrian motorway has left at least one person dead. Emergency officials said the crash scene on the west-bound A1 west of Vienna stretched for more than 2km (1.2 miles). Six regional fire departme...

Major fire at Glasgow Steiner School in Yorkhill

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  • March 27, 2013
Up to 60 children have been led to safety after a fire broke out in a first-floor classroom at an independent school in the west end of Glasgow. Fire crews were called to Glasgow Steiner School, in Lumsden Street, Yorkhill, at 11:30 on Tuesday. Follo...

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