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North Wingfield fire: Four people die and girl, 7, in hospital

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  • November 20, 2013
Two women and two boys have died in a house fire in north Derbyshire. The fire broke out at a house in Williamthorpe Road, North Wingfield, near Chesterfield before 05:00 GMT. Derbyshire Police said the women, Claire James, 27, and Josie Leighton, 32...

South Lanarkshire Council asbestos ruling 'ends uncertainty'

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  • November 20, 2013
A council has been held liable over the death of a man it never employed in a ruling which lawyers say removes a "black hole" around asbestos claims. David Bavaird died in 2008 - 12 years after South Lanarkshire Council assumed the liabilities of his...

Tassagh fire deaths: Smith brothers admit entering victims' home

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  • November 20, 2013
Four brothers accused of a double murder and arson attack have admitted, for the first time, that they were the masked gang who entered the victims' home. Niall, Martin, Christopher and Stephen Smith deny they murdered Thomas O'Hare and Lisa McClatch...

Jersey fire death: Clutter 'hampered' firefighters

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  • November 20, 2013
Firefighters were hampered by clutter as they attempted to save an 86-year-old man from a fire, an inquest has heard. Harry Crossley, 86, died of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by inhaling smoke from the fire at Victoria Cottage Homes, in Jersey, o...

Elderly woman treated after flat fire in Colwyn Bay

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  • November 20, 2013
An elderly woman suffered smoke inhalation and a minor burn in the first of two incidents dealt with by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service. The woman was led to safety after a fire in a flat in Colwyn Bay, Conwy, at 18:00 GMT. Three crews then dealt...

Girl, 5, burned after dress catches fire in Huyton

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  • November 20, 2013
A girl has been treated for burns after her dress caught fire while she was standing near a gas fire at a house on Merseyside. The five-year-old suffered burns to her back and arm during the incident at Bakers Green Road in Huyton, near Liverpool, at...

Stephen Thacker rewarded for attempted fire rescue in Barnsley

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  • November 20, 2013
A man who ran into a burning house to check no-one was trapped has received a police award for bravery. Stephen Thacker, 23, noticed flames coming from a house on Jackson Road in Goldthorpe, Barnsley, late at night on 12 October. South Yorkshire Poli...

US safety watchdog probes Tesla after car fires

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  • November 20, 2013
Battery fires in Tesla Model S electric cars have prompted an investigation by the US government's auto safety agency. Fires broke out in two cars in the US after debris hit the undercarriage, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (...

Police investigated by IPCC after Dinnington house fire

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  • November 20, 2013
A police force is to be investigated over its contact with a woman who was later injured in a suspected arson attack in South Yorkshire. The 35-year-old woman suffered facial burns in the fire at her house in Dinnington on 1 November. The Independent...

Tassagh fire deaths: forensics expert addresses trial

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  • November 20, 2013
The principal scientific officer of the NI Forensic Service has been giving evidence to the trial of four brothers accused of a double murder. Martin, Niall, Christopher and Stephen Smith are all accused of the murders of Thomas O'Hare and Lisa McCla...

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