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Redditch firefighters get on bikes to tackle arson

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  • July 30, 2013
Firefighters have started cycling round a Worcestershire town in an effort to catch would-be arsonists during the school holidays. Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service have started targeting areas of Redditch known for anti-social behaviour...

Woking Palace fire started by arsonist

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  • July 30, 2013
An arsonist has set fire to Woking Palace in Surrey. The firestarter set the blaze in the main doorway, before leaving the scene, at about 10:00 BST on Thursday. The palace was originally owned by Henry VII's mother, Margaret Beaufort, and improved a...

Italy coach crash: At least 38 dead near Avellino

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  • July 29, 2013
A coach has plunged off a flyover in southern Italy leaving at least 38 people dead in the country's worst road accident for decades. The coach hit several vehicles before smashing through a barrier and toppling down a steep slope near the town of Av...

London Fire Brigade reveals rise in handcuff callouts

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  • July 29, 2013
Firefighters in London have been called to assist people who have become stuck in objects such as handcuffs and toilet seats more than 1,300 times in the last three years. London Fire Brigade said each incident cost taxpayers some £290, meaning the ...

Godalming woman in fatal car fire named as Lauren Jones

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  • July 29, 2013
A 19-year-old woman who died at the scene after her car left the road in West Sussex has been named by police. Lauren Jones, of Quarry Road, Hurtmore, near Godalming, Surrey died after her car caught fire on the verge of the A24 at Southwater on Wedn...

St Marnock's Primary School damaged by deliberate fire

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  • July 29, 2013
A fire that caused damage to a Glasgow primary school was started deliberately, police have said. Fire crews found the front of St Marnock's Primary School in Pollok well alight when they arrived on the scene on Langton Crescent at 02:00 on Sunday. T...

Work to resume at Flintshire paper mill after fire

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  • July 29, 2013
Production at a Flintshire paper mill is expected to resume on Monday afternoon following a fire overnight. Five fire engines were sent to the SCA Hygiene Products plant at Oakenholt near Flint after a small fire sent embers into a roof space. Crews ...

Residents in temporary housing after Sussex care home fire

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  • July 29, 2013
Thirty-four elderly residents have spent the night in temporary accommodation following a fire at their care home. Fire crews have remained at Marlborough House, in Warrior Square, St Leonards, damping down and cutting away parts of the roof structur...

Letterkenny Hospital flood clean-up to continue

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  • July 29, 2013
A major clean-up operation will continue into the "following weeks" at Letterkenny General Hospital in County Donegal following a flood, the Health and Safety Executive has said. The accident and emergency department remains closed after a tributary ...

Boeing requests worldwide inspection of aircraft

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  • July 29, 2013
Boeing has requested airlines to carry out inspections of a transmitter used to locate aircraft after a crash. A UK regulator had recommended the inspection after a fire broke out on a 787 Dreamliner jet parked at Heathrow airport earlier this month....

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