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Insurers win riots damages claim against Met bosses

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  • September 12, 2013
Two insurance companies have won their case against police bosses for compensation over the looting and arson of a building during the 2011 riots. They claimed the body responsible for the Met should pay for the damage caused to the Sony distribution...

Hunt as fire killer Shakeil Shazad flees from jail

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  • September 12, 2013
A "full scale manhunt" has begun to find a killer who fled jail while serving an 18-year term for causing the deaths of three generations of a family. Shakeil Shazad, 33, was convicted of eight counts of manslaughter at Leeds Crown Court after a hous...

Pair in hospital after Edinburgh kitchen fire

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  • September 12, 2013
Two people have been taken to hospital as a precaution following a kitchen fire at a flat in Edinburgh. The blaze broke out just before 22:00 on Wednesday at the second-floor property in Wardlaw Terrace. The man and woman managed to get out of the fl...

Four people rescued from Greenock flat fire

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  • September 12, 2013
Firefighters have rescued four people after a blaze broke out in a block of flats in Inverclyde. Crews were called to the top-floor flat in Morton Terrace, Greenock, just before 03:00. Rescue teams wearing breathing apparatus entered the building and...

Littlehampton flats fire: Man dies

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  • September 12, 2013
One man has died and four others have been taken to hospital following a fire in a group of flats in Sussex. The blaze broke out in the hallway of the flats on South Terrace, in Littlehampton, at about 01:00 BST. West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service s...

Killer arsonist Shakiel Shazad absconds from prison

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  • September 12, 2013
A man jailed for 18 years for his part in a house fire in West Yorkshire which killed eight members of one family has absconded from prison. Shakiel Shazad was convicted in July 2003 of eight counts of manslaughter after the fire at a house in Birkby...

Man arrested after baby rescued from fire in Tividale

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  • September 12, 2013
A man has been arrested after a mother and her baby were rescued from a fire. The 18-year-old woman and her three-month-old child were rescued by firefighters from the flat fire above a shop in Elm Terrace, Tividale, near Oldbury, at about 04:00 BST....

Torbay fire petition handed in to Downing Street

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  • September 12, 2013
Firefighters campaigning against planned changes to the service have handed in a petition with 22,000 signatures to Downing Street. Spending cuts of £5.5m to the Torbay area mean Torquay's second fire engine is being cut from full-time to on-call. F...

Lawrence Skip Hire, Kidderminster forced to axes jobs after fires

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  • September 12, 2013
A recycling firm, hit by two major fires in six months, has gone into administration with 24 jobs axed. The running of Lawrence's Skip Hire Limited in Kidderminster has been taken over by administrators KPMG. Part of its factory had to be demolished ...

Mayor Boris Johnson tells opponent to 'get stuffed'

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  • September 12, 2013
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has told his London Assembly opponent to "get stuffed" during a debate about fire cuts. The mayor made the comment after Andrew Dismore, the Labour assembly member, asked him to justify his decision to close 10 fire stat...

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