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US unveils 'Atlas' humanoid robot test bed

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  • July 12, 2013
A humanoid robot called Atlas could pave the way for intelligent machines to help in the wake of natural disasters. The two meter tall robot was created as a test bed for a US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency challenge. The Darpa challenge d...

Carl Mills trial: Father denies starting Cwmbran fire

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  • July 12, 2013
A father accused of murdering three generations of a family, including his girlfriend and disabled baby, by starting a fire at their home said earlier threats he made were "empty". Carl Mills, 28, told Newport Crown Court he and Kayleigh Buckley, pla...

Funerals cancelled after Margam Crematorium roof fire

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  • July 12, 2013
Funerals have been cancelled at a Port Talbot crematorium until further notice following a fire in the roof early on Friday. The blaze at Margam Crematorium will affect seven funerals on Friday and one on Saturday. Families are being contacted by the...

Great Abington house fire: Woman dies at scene

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  • July 12, 2013
A woman has died in a house fire in a Cambridgeshire village. Firefighters arrived at the two-storey house on South Road, in Great Abington, on Thursday afternoon to find smoke pouring from the roof, part of which was removed to gain access to the fi...

Southampton flats fire: Eight rescued

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  • July 12, 2013
Residents trapped by a fire in the stairwell of a block of flats in Southampton have been saved by firefighters. Eight people were led to safety after the blaze broke out at Kingsland Place, Craven Street, at 04:30 BST. Incident commander Stu Vince s...

Eleventh night: Fire Service deal with 184 calls

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  • July 12, 2013
The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) has said it dealt with one call every 77 seconds for a period on Thursday evening. From 18:00 BST until 01:00 BST on Friday, it received 184 calls. Forty-two incidents were bonfire-related but only...

Murder inquiry into Guildford pensioner fire death

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  • July 12, 2013
A murder inquiry has been launched into the death of an elderly man injured in a house fire at the weekend. Police were called to the house in the Slyfield Green area of Guildford, Surrey, at lunchtime on Saturday. The 92-year-old, who has not been n...

Sharkey accused 'in Mexico at time of fatal fire'

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  • July 12, 2013
One of the men accused of murdering three members of the Sharkey family was in Mexico when the fatal fire took place, his trial has heard. The fire broke out at the Sharkey family home in Scott Court, Helensburgh, at 17:00 on 24 July 2011. The High C...

Jail for 'inept' arsonist injured in Rochdale takeaway attack

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  • July 12, 2013
An "inept" arsonist who set himself on fire during an attack on a Rochdale takeaway has been jailed. Rana Kamran, 28, of Briar Street, Rochdale, doused the Hafiz takeaway in petrol and set it alight in May 2012. But he was engulfed in flames and went...

Staffordshire fire service: 11 new stations by 2016

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  • July 12, 2013
Eleven new community fire stations will be built across Staffordshire over the next two years. Chase Terrace, Longton, Kinver, Rugeley and Stone will be the first areas to see the new stations, which are replacing existing buildings in their current ...

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