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Canada train blast: Blame game over Lac-Megantic disaster

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  • July 9, 2013
A rail firm and fire department appear to be pointing the finger at one another over a Canada oil train blast that has killed at least 13 people. Investigators say the tragedy may have been caused by a chain of events stemming from an earlier fire. S...

Sharkey fire deaths: 'Battle' to save daughter

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  • July 9, 2013
A triple murder trial has heard how medics battled to save the life of an eight-year-old girl after she was rescued from her burning home. Bridget Sharkey, her mother Angela, father Thomas senior and brother Thomas junior, were trapped in the blaze. ...

'Lord of the Rings' pub in Harborne on fire

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  • July 9, 2013
A "severe" fire which broke out at a "Lord of the Rings" themed pub may have been caused sparked by nearby roof re-felting, fire crews say. Steve Husband, of West Midlands Fire Service, said: "It appears that the hot gear they were using caught the t...

Fire at Cowie timber processing works

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  • July 9, 2013
Firefighters are working to extinguish a blaze at a timber processing works in Cowie, near Stirling. The fire was reported at the Norbord wood processing works shortly before 12:00. It is thought to have started in a drying device used in the manufac...

Abercarn mining bravery medal sold for nearly £7k

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  • July 9, 2013
A bravery medal awarded to a miner who helped rescue workers in one of the UK's worst pit disasters has been sold at auction for nearly £7,000. Queen Victoria gave collier William Walters the Albert Medal of the Second Class after he saved lives in ...

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