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Rubbish fire at Long Marston Sims recycling centre

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  • May 1, 2013
Firefighters are dealing with a large blaze at a recycling plant, which has been burning for several hours. Fifty-tonnes of waste and plastic is alight at Sims Metal Management in Long Marston in Warwickshire. The fire started at about 21:30 BST on T...

Fire in five-storey Southwark block of flats

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  • May 1, 2013
A fire broke out in a five-storey block of flats in south London. The blaze started in a communal area of the building on the Peabody Estate on Southwark Street, Southwark at about 21:40 BST on Tuesday. Twenty residents had to flee the scene and a ma...

Stricken ship Aghios Georgios II remembered 50 years on

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  • May 1, 2013
Fifty years have passed since the Lebanese freight ship the Aghios Georgios II caught fire on the East Sussex coast. Hordes of spectators arrived to see the blaze, which broke out at Normans Bay near Eastbourne on 27 April, 1963. Ian Palmer spoke to ...

Prestatyn fire deaths: Melanie Smith guilty of murder

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  • May 1, 2013
A woman has been found guilty of murdering five members of a neighbouring family, including three children, by starting a fire. Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, her nephew Bailey, four, niece Skye, two, partner Liam Timbrell, 23, and son Charlie, 15 months, died...

Pudding Lane fire sees Hattersley homes evacuated

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  • May 1, 2013
Up to 40 homes were evacuated after a cylinder ruptured and "launched like a rocket", causing a fire more than 60m (200ft) away, the fire service said. The blaze started at about 10:30 BST on Pudding Lane, Hattersley, in the borough of Tameside. The ...

Eastbourne post office raid sees woman flee burning building

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  • May 1, 2013
An armed robber dressed as a postman tied up a postmistress at gunpoint and set fire to the building before fleeing. The distraught 49-year-old woman managed to escape from the burning post office in Eastbourne, East Sussex. But the robber made off w...

Kippax fatal fire 'caused by victim smoking in bed'

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  • May 1, 2013
A 51-year-old woman died in a house fire near Leeds after smoking in bed, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said. Firefighters rescued her from her home on Oxford Drive, Kippax on Monday, but she was pronounced dead at hospital. Investigators from the p...

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