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Sharkey fire deaths: Thomas Jnr shouted out for 'dad'

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  • June 27, 2013
The Sharkey fire deaths murder trial has been told how shouts of "get out" and "dad" were heard after the blaze took hold at their Helensburgh home. Next-door neighbour Diane White, 67, told the High Court in Glasgow she was wakened at about 05:00 on...

Residents' fears over huge bonfire in Ballyduff estate

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  • June 27, 2013
Residents have raised safety concerns over a huge bonfire built near homes in a County Antrim housing estate. The bonfire towers over nearby houses at Ballyduff estate in Newtownabbey and is due to be lit next month, as part of the annual 12th July c...

Firefighters tackle Weedon nut factory fire

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  • June 27, 2013
A "substantial" fire broke out overnight in a nut factory in Northamptonshire. Fire crews were called to Quality Nut Products at Cavalry Hill Industrial Park, Weedon, near Daventry, shortly before 03:30 BST. Northamptonshire Fire Service said the bla...

Barrow gas explosion: One woman hurt in Ainslie Street blast

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  • June 27, 2013
A woman has been injured after an explosion, believed to have been caused by a gas leak, partially demolished a house in Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria. The kitchen of the house in Ainslie Street was demolished in the blast on Wednesday morning, which ...

Boy falls through roof of Rank Hovis mill in Ramsgate

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  • June 25, 2013
A teenage boy is critically ill in hospital after falling through the roof of a disused factory in Ramsgate. The boy, thought to be 13, was taken by air ambulance to the Royal London Hospital with what are described as extremely serious injuries. Eme...

Fire damages four-storey building in Paignton

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  • June 25, 2013
A four-storey building in Paignton, Devon has been badly damaged in a fire. Eight fire engines were called to the fire on the top floor of the building at Torbay Road in the town at about 07:45 BST. Earlier police closed the street between Queens Roa...

Sharkey fire deaths: Son says 'insane' to blame him

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  • June 25, 2013
The son of man who died in a fire along with his other two children has said it is "insane" to suggest he had anything to do with setting the blaze. Scott Snowden and Robert Jennings are on trial at the High Court in Glasgow. They deny murdering Thom...

Sheerness tower block blaze 'was started deliberately'

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  • June 25, 2013
A fire at a block of flats that left two people fighting for their lives was started deliberately, police believe. Three people were taken to hospital after being trapped in the blazing three-storey building in Richmond Street, Sheerness, on Monday a...

Beenham compost fire: Seven-month long blaze finally out

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  • June 25, 2013
A compost fire which burned for nearly seven months at an abandoned recycling centre has been finally put out. Firefighters from Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service worked for more than two weeks to spread and extinguish the smouldering waste in ...

Carrickfergus bar fire treated as arson

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  • June 25, 2013
A fire that badly damaged a bar in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, is being treated as arson, according to police. The blaze at Ownies Bar and Bistro, previously known as the Joymount Arms, was reported at about 01:30 BST on Monday. Nearby houses were ...

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