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New pollution high as haze chokes Singapore

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  • June 21, 2013
Pollution levels reached a new record high for a third day in a row in Singapore, as smoky haze from fires in Indonesia shrouded the city state. The Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) hit 401 at 12:00 on Friday (04:00 GMT) - the highest in the country's...

Highland school with fire station to be officially opened

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  • June 21, 2013
A primary school which incorporates a fire station is due to be officially opened. Lochaline's head teacher Keith Adams is also one of the station's team of retained firefighters. The official opening will also mark the first year of education at the...

Latvia's Riga Castle damaged by fire

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  • June 21, 2013
Fire has badly damaged the roof of Riga Castle, official residence of the Latvian president and home of Latvia's National History Museum. TV images showed smoke and flames shooting into the night sky over the Latvian capital. The Baltic News Service ...

Two killed in Quebec fireworks plant explosion

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  • June 21, 2013
Two people have been found dead after an explosion destroyed a Quebec fireworks plant, Canadian police say. A massive blast rocked BEM Fireworks in Coteau-du-Lac shortly before 09:00 EST (13:00 GMT) and was followed by a fire and further explosions. ...

Essex Fire Service sex abuse claims: Death of man quizzed by police

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  • June 21, 2013
A firefighter spoken to by police investigating sex abuse allegations within a fire service has been found dead. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service alerted police after being told of sex abuse claims believed to date back to the 1980s. An Essex fir...

PSNI: Desertcreat training college 'still £18m over budget'

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  • June 21, 2013
Northern Ireland's new police, fire and prison officers' training college is still £18m over budget, the project's chairwoman has told Stormont MLAs. Construction work at the County Tyrone college is due to begin in October but it has been beset by ...

Sharkey fire deaths: Accused 'admitted pub blaze'

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  • June 21, 2013
One of two men accused of murdering Thomas Sharkey and his two children in a house fire confessed to burning down the victim's pub, a court has heard. Mark Sharkey said that Scott Snowden admitted torching the Mariners pub as they walked past the Hel...

Board fined over asbestos at Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill

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  • June 21, 2013
Scotland's largest health board has been fined £6,000 for failing to clear asbestos from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill in Glasgow. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC) admitted flouting asbestos regulations by having poisonous fibr...

Man praised after boy rescued from railings in Bolton

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  • June 21, 2013
A man has been praised for supporting the weight of a boy who had impaled himself by the wrist on a set of railings in Bolton. The 11-year-old was stuck by the wrist for 30 minutes on railings at Park Lane, Little Lever. The man, who has not been nam...

Trimley fires: Arson suspect arrested in Felixstowe

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  • June 21, 2013
A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after three fires in the Felixstowe area this week. The arrest followed a wheelie bin fire at Grange Farm Avenue on Tuesday evening. Police said the man would also be questioned about two larg...

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