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Man found dead in Carlisle house fire

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  • September 19, 2013
A man's body has been found by fire crews tackling a house blaze in Carlisle. The fire broke out at the property in Newtown Close shortly after 19:00 BST on Wednesday, Cumbria Police said. Insp Helen Ellis said the fire service and police were invest...

Nearly 800 Norfolk County Council jobs at risk

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  • September 19, 2013
Nearly 800 jobs are set to go at Norfolk County Council over the next three years as the authority struggles to meet a £189m budget shortfall. The council is consulting on the proposed 2014-17 cuts, which it has blamed on a £91m cut in government f...

House explosion in Beulah, Ceredigion caused by gas leak

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  • September 19, 2013
An explosion that destroyed a house in a Ceredigion village was caused by a suspected gas leak, according to a fire service investigation. Fire crews were called to the detached home in Beulah on Saturday at 21:00 BST. Nobody was hurt and it is under...

Rappers donate to US woman who lost family in fire

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  • September 19, 2013
Two high-profile rappers have promised to donate $22,500 (£14,000) to help an Ohio woman whose five children and boyfriend died in a fire. Anna Angel's four daughters and son and her partner perished early on Sunday as the apparently accidental blaz...

Man sent to jail for Tullis Russell paper mill fire

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  • September 19, 2013
A man who set fire to a Fife paper plant and caused a £1m worth of damage has been jailed for three-and-a-half-years. Steven Kerr, 31, admitted causing the fire at the Tullis Russell mill in Glenrothes on 27 December 2011. He was arrested after Fife...

Seven hurt as bus hits cottage after car collision in Dunbar

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  • September 19, 2013
Seven people have been injured after a bus crashed into a cottage following a collision with a car in East Lothian. The incident took place on Edinburgh Road in Dunbar at 10:15. Building control officers are assessing the condition of the unoccupied ...

China woman survives 15 days trapped in well

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  • September 19, 2013
A woman has survived 15 days trapped down a well in central China, state media have reported. Su Qixiu, 38, fell into the 4m-deep (12ft) abandoned well in Zhongfeng Village in Henan province on 1 September, Xinhua news agency reported. She survived b...

Colorado floods: Hundreds still missing

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  • September 19, 2013
Emergency teams are searching for hundreds of people still missing after Colorado's deadly floods. State officials say more than 300 are still unaccounted for, but many are believed to be merely cut off in remote areas inundated by the historic rains...

Shoppers hurt in refrigerator gas leak in Hampshire

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  • September 19, 2013
Hundreds of customers and staff were evacuated from the Sainsbury's and Marks and Spencer stores at Hedge End, near Southampton, at about 17:00 BST. The fire service said 62 people had been checked over at the retail park and one person was taken to ...

Firefighters confirm four-hour strike in England and Wales

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  • September 19, 2013
Firefighters in England and Wales will go on strike on 25 September in a row over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has confirmed. FBU general secretary Matt Wrack said the four-hour strike is "a warning shot to government". Firefighters in Sco...

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