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Builder dies after house blaze in Wirral

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  • July 24, 2013
A contractor renovating a house in Wirral has died after a fire which may have been caused by a cigarette. The fire broke out on the ground floor of the house, off Ford Road, Upton, at about 19:50 BST. The man was found unconscious in the kitchen by ...

A303 lorry crash leaves three horses dead

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  • July 24, 2013
Three horses have died after the trailer they were travelling in was involved in a collision with a lorry. The trailer, carrying 10 horses, overturned on the eastbound carriageway of the A303 near Thruxton just before 16:00 BST on Tuesday. Fire crews...

Gas drilling rig on fire in Gulf of Mexico

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  • July 24, 2013
A fire has broken out on a rig drilling for gas in the Gulf of Mexico, 55 miles (85km) off the Louisiana coast, US officials say. A blowout at the well on Tuesday morning forced the evacuation of 44 workers from the platform. US Coast Guard and feder...

Kirkby Sonae factory deaths due to safety failures

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  • July 24, 2013
The deaths of two engineers dragged into machinery at a Merseyside factory were caused by a failure to follow procedures, an inquest has found. James Bibby and Thomas Elmer died after being dragged into a conveyor belt at the Sonae chipboard factory ...

Fallen firefighter Stephen Hunt honoured in Manchester ceremony

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  • July 24, 2013
Relatives and colleagues of a firefighter who died tackling a Manchester blaze have attended a ceremony held at the scene. Father-of-two Stephen Hunt, 38, died in the fire at Paul's Hair World in Oldham Street on 13 July. The ceremony at 19:00 BST in...

Fire at former chemical factory in Swords

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  • July 24, 2013
A fire has broken out at a former chemical factory in Dublin. Police said emergency services arrived at the industrial site in Swords around 16:30 BST on Tuesday. The Rathbeale road to Balheary road has been closed. The chemical factory was formerly ...

Two Kent homes catch fire after lightning strikes

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  • July 24, 2013
Two homes caught fire after being hit by lightning strikes during violent storms in Kent overnight. A house in Octavian Drive, Lympne, was set alight at 02:00 BST and a property in Audley Avenue, Gillingham was struck at about 04:30. Kent Fire and Re...

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