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Fire 'destroys' Southerness Mermaid leisure complex

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  • July 8, 2013
Over 30 firefighters have been fighting a large fire at the Mermaid leisure complex at Southerness holiday village on the Solway coast. They were called out shortly after midnight. The complex is reported to have been completely "destroyed" in the bl...

Ten killed in Alaska air taxi crash

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  • July 8, 2013
An air taxi has crashed in the US state of Alaska, killing all 10 people aboard, officials say. The accident happened on Sunday at the Soldotna airport, south of Anchorage, as the plane took off. The fixed-wing aircraft was engulfed in flames before ...

Dorset coast fire destroys Studland heathland

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  • July 8, 2013
Fire has damaged an area of heathland on the Dorset coast. About one hectare (2.5 acres) of gorse and trees in Studland was destroyed in the blaze, which began at about 13:30 BST. By 15:30, 60 firefighters from Bournemouth, Poole and the Purbecks wer...

Carl Mills murder trial: Girl heard Cwmbran fire victims' cries for help

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  • July 8, 2013
A young girl has told a murder trial how she was woken by the screams of a woman and her teenage daughter who died in a fire at their home in Torfaen. The girl, who cannot be named, told the jury at Newport Crown Court she heard Kim and Kayleigh Buck...

Articlave bonfire: 300 homes to lose power due to bonfire risk

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  • July 8, 2013
Hundreds of homes will be without electricity on the night of 11 July because of the risks posed by a bonfire built close to overhead power lines. The bonfire has been erected in the County Londonderry village of Articlave, and is sited on land belon...

'Flying gas cylinder' firms fined over death and injuries

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  • July 8, 2013
Three firms must pay nearly £700,000 in fines and court costs over the death of a plumber and injuries to six building workers hit by "flying gas cylinders". The cylinder hit Adam Johnston, 38, from Surrey, on a site in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfords...

Burnham-on-Sea homes evacuated after outbuilding fire

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  • July 8, 2013
Ten homes have been evacuated on a street in Burnham-on-Sea after a large fire broke out. The fire started in an outbuilding and spread to two terraced houses on Quantock Close in the early hours of Monday morning. An elderly woman was treated for th...

Teenage girl rescued from weir in Bury

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  • July 8, 2013
A teenage girl had to be rescued from a weir in a Greater Manchester park. The girl, 14, was thought to have hurt her spine after jumping into a river at Burrs Park, Brandlesholme, Bury, on Sunday. Ian Tracey, from Greater Manchester Fire Service, sa...

Retailers agree Bangladesh garment factory inspections

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  • July 8, 2013
A group of 70 retailers have agreed a plan to conduct inspections of garment factories in Bangladesh in an attempt to improve safety standards. They will provide details of factories they source goods from, which will be inspected within the next nin...

Lac-Megantic train blast: PM Harper visits 'war zone'

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  • July 8, 2013
Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the part of Lac-Megantic affected by Saturday's crude oil explosion looks like a "war zone". At least five people died when runaway train cars packed with crude oil derailed and blew up early on Saturday. S...

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