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Caravan fire in Norfolk 'not suspicious'

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  • April 30, 2013
The death of a man whose body was found in a burnt-out caravan near a railway line in Norfolk is not being treated as suspicious, police said. The area surrounding Sawmills Road in Diss was sealed off after the fire on the evening of 20 April. A memb...

Prestatyn fire deaths trial: Jury resumes its deliberations

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  • April 30, 2013
The jury in a trial of a woman accused of killing five family members has resumed its deliberations. Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, her partner Liam Timbrell, 23, died with son Charlie, 15 months, and his cousins Skye, two, and Bailey, four, as a result of a f...

Middlesbrough former library fire: Arson investigation

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  • April 30, 2013
An arson investigation is under way after a fire at a former library in Middlesbrough. Cleveland Fire Brigade sent nine fire engines to the old Thorntree Library building on Beresford Crescent shortly after 20:30 BST on Monday. No injuries have been ...

Shropshire Fire and Rescue to launch new company

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  • April 30, 2013
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has announced plans to set up a private company. It said the new firm would sell fire safety checks and advice to other organisations in a bid to generate money for the fire service. The service has already made cut...

Oil terminal fire: Crews tackle diesel storage tank fire

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  • April 30, 2013
Sixty firefighters have been dealing with a fire at an Essex oil terminal involving a diesel storage tank. The tank was empty but firefighters said they had "launched a major foam attack" at the Vopak Terminal in West Thurrock. Twelve fire engines we...

A38 Devon: Food lorry destroyed by fire

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  • April 30, 2013
A lorry carrying food has been destroyed in a fire in Devon. The blaze broke out at about 05:10 BST while the lorry was on the northbound carriageway of the A38 at Haldon Hill, near Exeter. The cab and container, containing food and other consumables...

New Windsor council-funded fire station contract awarded

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  • April 30, 2013
A contract has been awarded to build a new full-time fire station in Berkshire. Windsor will see a new station built in Tinkers Lane after councillors agreed to release £300,000 of capital funding. The remaining £100,000 will come from a government...

Sheffield ski centre fire police arrest two teenagers

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  • April 30, 2013
Two teenage boys have been arrested in connection with an alleged arson attack at Sheffield Ski Village. A 17-year-old and a 15-year-old have been questioned by officers about Wednesday's fire and released on bail. The blaze at the Vale Road site, wh...

Blackpool's Donna's Dream House fire: Two youths detained

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  • April 30, 2013
Two 19-year-olds who admitted setting fire to a holiday home for terminally ill children have been detained at a young offenders institution. Police said Cairn Major, of Tyldesley Avenue, Blackpool, set fire to Donna's Dream House in Blackpool to cov...

Bluewater chemical leak sees seven treated in hospital

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  • April 30, 2013
Seven people were taken to hospital after a chemical leak at a store at one of the UK's largest shopping centres. Ammonia is thought to have leaked from a fridge at John Lewis at Bluewater shopping centre in Greenhithe, Kent. The people were taken to...

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