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Cotswold Airport's owner found guilty of safety breaches

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  • March 25, 2014
Cotswold Airport's owner has been found guilty of health and safety breaches, after the airport's fire chief died. Steve Mills, 45, was killed when a gas cylinder hit him on the head when it suddenly discharged, in 2011. He had been in his role at th...

Chicago airport train derailment injures 32

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  • March 25, 2014
A Chicago metro train has derailed at O'Hare International Airport, injuring 32 people, officials say. Early on Monday the train came off the tracks, crossed a platform and travelled part way up an escalator at one of the busiest airports in the US. ...

Teenager questioned over Millais School, Horsham fire

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  • March 25, 2014
A 16-year-old girl is being questioned by police investigating suspected arson at a girls' school in West Sussex. The fire badly damaged the top floor of Millais School in Depot Road, Horsham, on Thursday. The girl was arrested on Sunday, interviewed...

Poultry fire farm recovery 'will take 12 months'

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  • March 25, 2014
A poultry farmer who lost nearly 7,000 chickens in a shed fire, has said it will take a year for his business to recover. The free range laying hens were killed when a fire destroyed the Rosamondford Farm shed at Perkins Village, near Exeter, Devon, ...

Bottisham homes evacuated after shed blaze

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  • March 25, 2014
Three people were treated for breathing in smoke and four homes evacuated after a shed caught fire in a Cambridgeshire village. Five crews tackled the blaze at Beechwood Avenue, Bottisham, which began at just before 09:00 GMT. An eyewitness reported ...

Washington state landslide: Hopes fade of finding survivors

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  • March 25, 2014
The search for victims of a huge landslide in the north-western US state of Washington, which has claimed at least eight lives, is in its third day. A dozen or so people are thought to remain unaccounted for in the 54m (177ft) deep wall of mud near t...

Two men jailed after Limavady house fire

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  • March 25, 2014
Two men from Limavady, County Londonderry, have been jailed for setting fire to a house in the town in 2013. Kenneth McDonald, 22, from Greystone Park has been sentenced to three years. Mark Holmes, 23, from Irish Green Street was sentenced to 12 mon...

Apollo theatre collapse due to 'old' materials

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  • March 24, 2014
A ceiling collapse at London's Apollo Theatre has been put down to weak and old materials, the BBC has learned. Seventy-six people were injured when part of the roof came down during a performance of The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time ...

Long-term jobless scheme offers 5,000 training places

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  • March 24, 2014
A new programme aims to give training and job opportunities for people from Welsh homes where no-one works. Up to 5,000 long-term unemployed will benefit from the Lift scheme which will be piloted in eight disadvantaged areas across Wales. Minister J...

Pensioner's body found after Aberdeen fire

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  • March 24, 2014
The body of an elderly man has been found following a fire at a house in Aberdeen. Three appliances were sent to the scene in Brighton Place just before 21:00 on Sunday. The pensioner's body was found inside the property. Police said there did not ap...

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