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Flood alerts in Scotland and NI - and more storms on way

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  • July 26, 2013
Scotland and Northern Ireland are braced for more heavy rain and localised flooding as forecasters warn of further storms hitting the UK. The recent heatwave gave way to torrential downpours in much of the UK at the beginning of the week. Glasgow and...

Hampshire landlord fire safety scheme launched

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  • July 26, 2013
A scheme has been launched in Hampshire to ensure rented homes are fire safe. There are about 400,000 people renting rooms or houses in the area. The Blue Watch safety scheme will check properties and hand out official accreditation for a year. But q...

Spain train crash: Driver faces investigation

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  • July 26, 2013
One of the drivers of a train which derailed in north-western Spain killing at least 80 passengers has been put under formal investigation, court officials have said. Speed will be a factor in the inquiry, as a security camera captured the train cras...

Weedon nut fire: Agency says 'bubbling' pond no threat

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  • July 26, 2013
The Environment Agency has told villagers in Northamptonshire where a fire in a nut factory lasted three weeks there were no health hazards. The fire at Quality Nut Products in Weedon, near Daventry, started on 26 June and was allowed to burn out, bu...

Norwich flat fire victim named as Thomas Richardson

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  • July 26, 2013
A man who died after being found outside a block of flats that was on fire in Norwich, has been named by police. Thomas Richardson, 20, was found badly injured on Sunday at Holls Lane, off Queens Road, and died later that day. The fire service dealt ...

Andrew Simon fire death: Man charged

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  • July 26, 2013
A man has been charged in connection with the death of a man in a house fire on Teesside. Andrew Simon, 44, was killed in the blaze in Dent Street, in the early hours of 11 June. The father-of-three suffered smoke inhalation after the fire was starte...

Rothwell Town's former clubhouse destroyed in fire

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  • July 26, 2013
A Northamptonshire football team's ex-clubhouse has been destroyed by fire. Up to 20 firefighters tackled the blaze in the derelict building at the old Rothwell Town FC ground. The fire at the Cecil Street site started at about 20:00 BST on Wednesday...

Hydro arena blaze damage bill could reach £5m

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  • July 26, 2013
The cost of the damage caused by a blaze at Glasgow's new Hydro arena could reach £5m, it has been estimated. Last month's fire, which broke out in the roof during construction work, led to fears that the official opening would be delayed. But John ...

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