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High Wycombe house partially collapses in fire

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  • June 14, 2013
A woman and baby have been taken to hospital as a house partially collapsed in a fire in High Wycombe. The pair needed treatment after inhaling smoke from the blaze in Whitelands Road, Castlefield. More than 60 firefighters tackled the fire, which st...

US announces safety grant for Bangladesh factories

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  • June 14, 2013
The US has said it will provide grants to help improve safety standards in Bangladesh garment factories. The US Labor Department will give $2.5m (£1.6m) to help improve the enforcement of fire and safety standards and ensure better protection of wor...

Miami sports bar deck collapses during NBA finals

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  • June 14, 2013
Three people have been critically injured after the outdoor deck of a popular sports bar in Miami collapsed during the televised NBA finals, US police said. Up to 100 patrons were watching the basketball game between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Sp...

Two people killed by raging Colorado Springs wildfire

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  • June 14, 2013
Two people have been killed by a wildfire raging north of the US city of Colorado Springs, police said. Their bodies were recovered from the Black Forest area, where the blaze destroyed at least 360 homes since it started on Tuesday. Some 38,000 peop...

Deadly blast at chemical plant in US state of Louisiana

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  • June 14, 2013
At least one person has been killed and another 70 injured in an explosion and fire that tore through a chemical plant in the US state of Louisiana. The blast happened at the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar, south of Baton Rouge, at about ...

Boy impaled on bicycle in Carmarthen airlifted to hospital

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  • June 14, 2013
A boy impaled on a bicycle in Carmarthen has been airlifted to hospital. Mid and West Fire and Rescue Service said the incident happened near the comprehensive school Ysgol Bro Myrddin. It said two crews from the town were called to the incident on T...

Explosion and fire at Louisiana chemical plant

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  • June 14, 2013
A chemical plant in the US state of Louisiana has been hit by a large explosion and fire, officials say. At least 30 people have been injured in the blast at the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar, officials quoted by AP news agency said. The...

Hampshire fire crews rescue teenager from mud

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  • June 14, 2013
A 14-year-old-boy was rescued by firefighters after getting trapped in mud with two friends while collecting fish bait in Hampshire. The teenager and two other boys, aged 13 and 14, were stuck in the mud near Langstone Bridge at Hayling Island. Two o...

Kittens in two-day drain rescue in Cambridgeshire

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  • June 14, 2013
Two feral kittens spent two days stuck in a cavity wall and a drain in an agricultural unit before being rescued by Cambridgeshire Fire Service. A manager at agricultural firm G's Growers, in Barway, heard them crying on Sunday but could not locate t...

Sharkey fire deaths: Trial witness denies 'deal'

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  • June 14, 2013
A witness at the Sharkey fire deaths trial has denied buying his way out of prosecution over a pub attack by agreeing to inform against the accused. William McFall, 34, has claimed that Scott Snowden and Robert Jennings paid him to throw ammonia at M...

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