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NIFRS 'won't block' Joe McCloskey inquiry

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  • June 13, 2013
The chairman of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service says he will not block an independent inquiry into the death of a fireman 10 years ago. Joe McCloskey, from Dungiven, County Londonderry, died in a blaze at the Gorteen Hotel in Limavady on...

World Police and Fire Games will not meet 10,000 target

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  • June 13, 2013
The organisers of the World Police and Fire Games in Belfast have said they will not meet their target of 10,000 competitors at this summer's event. At most, only around 70% of the expected number of participants are likely to be at the August games....

Arrest over Anfield newsagents arson attack

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  • June 13, 2013
A man has been arrested over a fire at a Liverpool newsagents that left the owner with burns to his hands and arms. Saturday's fire at Robinson News on Priory Road in Anfield left the shop and the flat above "significantly damaged" and the owner, 48,...

Michael Griffiths death: Five men and a woman charged

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  • June 13, 2013
Five men have been charged with the murder of a jewellery designer, whose body was found after a fire at his house in West Sussex. Michael Griffiths, 59, was found dead by fire crews in the property in Old Glebe, Fernhurst, on 24 January. The men fac...

Colorado wildfires force thousands to flee

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  • June 13, 2013
Firefighters in the US state of Colorado are tackling aggressive wildfires which have burned homes and forced thousands to be evacuated. At three fires are burning, with one large fire threatening the world's highest suspension bridge, near Canyon Ci...

Lizard numbers 'devastated' by arsonists in Belfast

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  • June 13, 2013
A newly-discovered population of lizards has been "devastated" by arsonists setting fire to Cave Hill, according to the Belfast Hills Partnership. The environmental group has been monitoring lizards at the wildlife site, known as the Limestone quarry...

New York window cleaners rescued from 45 floors up

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  • June 13, 2013
Two window cleaners in New York have been rescued after they became trapped on the side of the Hearst Tower in Manhattan. The workers were stuck for more than 30 minutes 45 floors above ground, after a partial scaffolding collapse. Fire department of...

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