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Fire at Glasgow kebab shop spreads to flats

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  • November 29, 2013
Residents were evacuated after a fire broke out at a takeaway shop in Glasgow city centre and spread to flats above. About 30 firefighters were called out to tackle the blaze at Diablero Kebab shop on Pitt Street which broke out at about 17:30 on Fri...

Helicopter crashes into Glasgow pub

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  • November 29, 2013
A helicopter has crashed into a pub on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow. The crash happened at the Clutha Vaults in Stockwell Street. Jim Murphy, shadow development secretary, said there had been multiple injuries. The told the BBC the fire br...

No prosecution over Alison Hume Ayrshire mineshaft death

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  • November 29, 2013
The family of a woman who died after falling down an Ayrshire mineshaft say they are "very upset" no-one will be prosecuted over failures to save her. Alison Hume, 44, lay for six hours after health and safety rules delayed a rescue at Galston in 200...

Dudley scaffolding collapses after being hit by a bus

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  • November 29, 2013
A man has been injured falling off scaffolding which collapsed after it was hit by a bus on a Black Country high street, firefighters have said. West Midlands Fire Service said metal poles smashed through windows of the double decker bus outside The ...

Dublin-bound Stena ferry returns to Holyhead after smoke reports

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  • November 29, 2013
A Stena line ferry had to return to port in Anglesey after reports of a fire on board. Emergency services were called on Friday after smoke was spotted coming from a refrigeration unit on the car deck of the Holyhead to Dublin Stena Europe ferry. No ...

Arson blamed for huge Bangladesh garment factory fire

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  • November 29, 2013
Arson is being blamed for a huge fire at a garment factory in Bangladesh which makes clothes for Western brands, fire and police authorities say. The fire gutted a 10-storey building at Gazipur, 40km (25 miles) from Dhaka. Firemen are battling to ext...

Hong Kong ferry hits 'unidentified object', 85 injured

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  • November 29, 2013
About 85 people have been injured, six of them seriously, when a high-speed ferry hit an "unidentified object" in Hong Kong, officials say. A government spokesman told the BBC that the accident happened at 01:20 local time (17:20 GMT Thursday) near t...

Gillian Dudley-Smith died after car arson, inquest told

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  • November 29, 2013
A retired teacher collapsed and died after calling the emergency services when she awoke to find her car had been set on fire by vandals in Wrexham. The coroner said the death of Gillian Dudley-Smith, 78, was "tragic", compounded by the fact that cri...

Swindon Skips fire still alight

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  • November 29, 2013
A fire that started overnight on an industrial estate in Swindon is still alight and large parts of the town remain affected by smoke. Firefighters were called at about 20:50 GMT to the blaze at Swindon Skips on the Cheney Manor Industrial Estate, in...

Tassagh fire deaths: Accused 'did not intend to kill'

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  • November 29, 2013
Four brothers on trial for murdering a couple at their County Armagh home did not intend to kill, a defence lawyer has said in her closing submissions. Niall, Martin, Christopher and Stephen Smith deny the murders of Thomas O'Hare and Lisa McClatchey...

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