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Reliant Robin converted into a fire engine

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  • July 4, 2013
A fire engine with a difference is patrolling the streets of south Lincolnshire - it is a converted Reliant Robin. John Ward, of Moulton Seas End near Spalding, spent months converting the three wheeled car into the novelty vehicle and says it is the...

Deadly Arizona fire nearly half-contained, say officials

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  • July 4, 2013
Nearly 600 firefighters are continuing to tame a blaze in central Arizona that killed 19 of their colleagues. The fire was 45% contained by Wednesday night, up from 8% earlier in the day, said the authorities. Officials say they cannot rule out the ...

Weedon nut factory fire water filtered and recycled

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  • July 4, 2013
Water used to tackle a factory fire in Northamptonshire is being filtered to stop it polluting a river and canal. The fire at Quality Nut Products in Weedon, near Daventry, started on 26 June and is being allowed to burn out under controlled conditio...

Sharkey fire deaths: Victim was 'drug dealer' claims accused

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  • July 4, 2013
The victim of a fatal fire has been branded a drug dealer by a man accused of his murder. Thomas Sharkey Senior was nicknamed "teabags" because he was involved in the supply of £10 bags of amphetamine, a court was told. The allegations were made by ...

Smethwick blaze: Firefighters continue to dampen down hotspots

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  • July 4, 2013
A large fire at a recycling plant in the West Midlands is yet to be fully extinguished after burning for days. A Chinese lantern caused the blaze involving 100,000 tonnes of plastic, that began at the Jayplas depot in Smethwick on Sunday night. About...

Carl Mills trial: Fire woman's terrified cries heard

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  • July 4, 2013
A neighbour has told a murder jury how she heard a trapped woman's terrifying cries for help as a fire ripped through a house killing three people inside. Laura Williams told Newport Crown Court she looked out of her bedroom window to see thick black...

Men killed in Southport house fire identified by police

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  • July 4, 2013
Two men who died in a house fire on Merseyside have been identified by police. The bodies of Thomas Anthony Mawdsley, 48 and Stephen McDonald, 56, were found at the property in Eden Avenue, Southport at about 03:00 BST on Monday. A man, 23, arrested ...

Leeds doormat ban over fire safety fears

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  • July 4, 2013
Doormats have been banned from a block of flats after the landlord claimed they posed a safety risk. Residents at Brecon Court, Gipton, Leeds said the ban was "ridiculous" and "health and safety gone mad". East North East Homes, which manages the fla...

Carl Mills trial: Discarded cigarette 'did not cause fire'

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  • July 4, 2013
A fire which killed three members of a family was not likely to have been caused by a discarded cigarette, a forensics expert has told a jury. Carl Mills, 29, denies murdering Kayleigh Buckley, 17, six-month-old Kimberley and her grandmother Kim, 46,...

Sharkey fire deaths: Detective questioned on expert status

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  • July 4, 2013
A police CCTV analyst has admitted to a triple murder trial jury that she is not an expert on how people walk. Det Con Jennifer Bell was giving evidence at the trial of Scott Snowden, 37, and Robert Jennings, 50. They deny murdering Thomas Sharkey Sn...

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