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Candles warning as fire wrecks home at Bwlch y Sarnau

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  • December 2, 2013
Firefighters are warning about the dangers of candles following a blaze which wrecked a woman's home in Powys. She suffered minor injuries trying to save her pets in the blaze at Bwlch y Sarnau, near Llanidloes. The building was gutted in the fire wh...

No more bodies found at Glasgow Clutha bar crash helicopter site

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  • December 2, 2013
No further bodies were found during the final phase of a recovery operation at the Glasgow pub which was hit by a police helicopter. Nine people died at the scene after the aircraft crash-landed on to The Clutha bar at 22:25 on Friday. Emergency serv...

Six rescued from fire at flats in Tottenham Court Road

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  • December 2, 2013
Six people have been rescued from a fire on the fourth floor of a block of flats in central London. About 60 firefighters are tackling the fire in Tottenham Court Road which started at about 14:55 GMT, said London Fire Brigade. The people rescued hav...

Tassagh murder trial: Jury in Smith brothers case sent home

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  • December 2, 2013
The jury in the case of four brothers accused of a double murder in County Armagh in 2006 has been sent home for the night without reaching a verdict. Niall, Martin, Christopher and Stephen Smith deny murdering Thomas O'Hare and his girlfriend Lisa M...

Age claim hearing for former Grampian fire chief David Dalziel

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  • December 2, 2013
The former chief fire officer for Grampian is claiming at an employment tribunal that he was the victim of age discrimination. David Dalziel, 62, held the Grampian post for eight years until it was amalgamated into a single service. He applied to bec...

Sixteen rescued from Edinburgh tenement building fire

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  • December 2, 2013
Sixteen people have been rescued from a tenement fire in Portobello in Edinburgh. Ten residents, including two children, were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene in Bath Street. The fire in the stairwell of the five-storey building began at abo...

Glasgow helicopter crash: Aircraft removed from pub

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  • December 2, 2013
Rescuers have removed a helicopter which crashed into a busy Glasgow pub killing at least nine people. The wreckage of the Police Scotland aircraft was winched from The Clutha, where it came down at 22:25 on Friday. A full search of the pub is now un...

Swindon Skips fire: Crews leave scene as blaze continues

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  • December 2, 2013
Fire crews have left the scene of a blaze at a Swindon industrial estate which has been burning since Wednesday. About 750 tonnes of wood and waste were involved in the blaze at Swindon Skips on the Cheney Manor Industrial Estate. The fire service sa...

Three rescued from Newport home after front door set alight

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  • December 2, 2013
Three people had to be led to safety after a fire at flats in Newport early on Monday. The cause of the fire is being investigated, with South Wales Fire and Rescue Service saying it appears the front door of the three-storey property was deliberatel...

Italy Prato fire kills seven in Chinese-owned factory

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  • December 2, 2013
At least seven people have died and two are badly injured after fire swept through a Chinese-owned clothing factory in the Italian town of Prato. The blaze broke out in a loft where 11 people were sleeping, causing part of the roof to collapse, fire ...

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