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Andrew Simon fire death: Paul Nash jailed for life

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  • January 11, 2014
A Hartlepool man who killed a father-of-three by setting his house on fire has been jailed for life. Paul Nash, 30, admitted manslaughter after starting the blaze at Andrew Simon's house in Dent Street in June. Mr Simon, 44, was found upstairs in the...

Four people rescued after OAP flats blaze in Larbert

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  • January 11, 2014
Four people have been taken to hospital after a fire at a sheltered housing complex in Larbert, near Falkirk. The four casualties were all female and were taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital by ambulance following the blaze at Sir John Graham Court....

Protest as 10 London fire stations shut down

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  • January 11, 2014
Protesters opposed to the closure of 10 London fire stations have demonstrated outside one of them - the oldest operational fire station in London. Clerkenwell fire station, dating back to the 1870s, and nine others, were closed earlier in a move by ...

Four people hurt in separate west of Scotland house fires

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  • January 11, 2014
Four people have been treated for the effects of smoke inhalation after separate house fires. A woman was hurt after a fire at a house in Amorchie Glen, Paisley, at 17:00 on Wednesday. Another woman was injured in Burnsfield Drive, Mansewood, Glasgow...

Japan: Fatal blast at Mitsubishi Materials factory

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  • January 11, 2014
At least five people have been killed and 12 injured in an explosion at a chemical factory in central Japan. The blast occurred in the afternoon at the plant run by Mitsubishi Materials in Yokkaichi city, Mie prefecture. Maintenance crews were cleani...

Cardiff family sent to hospital after house fire

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  • January 11, 2014
Two adults and two children have been taken to hospital following a house fire in Cardiff. Fire services were called to Blaise Place in the Grangetown area of the city just before 08.20 GMT. Two crews dealt with the fire, which involved an electrical...

Six rescued from flat fire in Portree on Skye

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  • January 11, 2014
Five people have been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation following a fire in the first floor of a two storey block of flats on Skye. Firefighters rescued six people from the building in Cruachan Place in Portree after the alarm was rai...

Real Crisps fire: Colin Goulding jailed for factory arson

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  • January 11, 2014
A man has been jailed for more than six years after starting a fire which destroyed a crisp factory in Crumlin in September 2012. Colin William Goulding, 31, from Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent, pleaded guilty to an arson charge after a fire at the Real ...

Canada crude train still burning after derailment

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  • January 11, 2014
A train carrying crude oil and propane is still burning in the Canadian province of New Brunswick after partially derailing overnight. More than 100 residents of nearby Plaster Rock were evacuated from the village on Tuesday night after 15 cars and o...

£6m budget cut threat to 60 Cleveland firefighter jobs

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  • January 11, 2014
Up to 60 firefighters could be axed and a fire station closed because of a £6m funding cut to Cleveland Fire Brigade, officials have warned. The brigade, which employs almost 400 full-time firefighters, said it had "no choice" but to cut staff in th...

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