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Sharkey fire deaths: Murder trial hears of rescue efforts

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  • June 27, 2013
The Sharkey fire deaths murder trial has heard how emergency crews battled through dense smoke in a bid to rescue family members. Firefighter Stuart Ross, 29, described how in July 2011 colleagues carried out a woman, young man and girl, all unconsci...

Blackpool statue honours drowned officers and 999 services

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  • June 27, 2013
A statue honouring Blackpool's emergency services has been unveiled in memory of three police officers who drowned 30 years ago. The 999 statue is situated on the seafront close to where the officers died trying to rescue a man who had gone into the ...

Sharkey fire deaths: Witness warned neighbours

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  • June 27, 2013
A serving soldier has told the Sharkey fire deaths murder trial how he alerted neighbours after seeing flames from the family's Helensburgh home. Daniel Court, 21, of the Royal Battalion of Scotland, said that he had earlier had sex with a woman in a...

Jason Lockwood death: Blyth flat murder pair sentenced

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  • June 27, 2013
Two men have been sentenced to life for the murder of a 40-year-old man whose body was found in a burning flat in Northumberland. Jason Lockwood was found with severe head injuries at his home in Nordale House, Blyth, in February 2012. Kyle Gordon, 2...

Stretham fire: Crews attend warehouse 'explosion'

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  • June 27, 2013
Eight fire crews are tackling a blaze at a warehouse in Cambridgeshire, with a witness reporting hearing an "explosion". The fire at the Masters Logistical site off the A10, between Stretham and Ely, began at about 14:00 BST. The A10 has been shut be...

Thousands apply for West Midlands firefighter jobs

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  • June 27, 2013
More than 5,000 people applied for 50 firefighter jobs in the West Midlands. West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) isrecruiting for the first time in three yearsbecause the number of its firefighters has fallen. About six firefighters leave the brigade e...

Trimley fires: Arson suspect released by police

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  • June 27, 2013
A man arrested by police investigating three fires in the Felixstowe area has been released without charge. The 29-year-old was arrested after a wheelie bin fire at Grange Farm Avenue, a blaze at a Trimley St Mary pub and serious damage to the Trimle...

Philpott children 'slept through alarm', Derbyshire Fire and Rescue says

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  • June 27, 2013
The six Philpott children who died in a house fire started by their parents slept through the sound of smoke alarms, according to the fire service. The children died in May 2012 in a fire started by their parents, Mairead and Mick Philpott, and frien...

Huge bonfire in Ballyduff estate to be relocated

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  • June 27, 2013
A huge bonfire built near homes in a County Antrim housing estate is to be dismantled and relocated. The bonfire towers over nearby houses at Ballyduff estate in Newtownabbey and was due to be lit next month, as part of the annual 12th July celebrati...

Llanrwst fire: Man aged 97 found dead in bungalow

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  • June 27, 2013
A 97-year-old man has been found dead in a bungalow following a fire in the Conwy Valley. Firefighters were called to reports of a blaze in Llanrwst at 08:20 BST on Wednesday. Crews from Llanrwst and Betws y Coed attended the fire and used breathing ...

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