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Canterbury woman accused of attempted murder after fire

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  • April 20, 2014
A woman has been charged with three counts of attempted murder after a fire at a house in Canterbury. Pearl Ivy Thomas, of Keats Corner, is also accused of arson with intent to endanger life following the blaze on Friday, Kent Police said. Ms Thomas,...

Mother tells of rescue from Longleat lion enclosure

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  • April 20, 2014
A mother has told of her family's lucky escape after their car caught fire in the lion enclosure at a safari park. Helen Clements and her two children were about 100 yards away from the lions when the vehicle overheated and started to smoke. Rangers ...

Teenager rescued from Arnside quicksand

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  • April 20, 2014
A teenage boy had to be rescued after getting stuck in quicksand on the seafront in Cumbria. The 15-year-old had been trying to retrieve a ball at the shore when he became trapped up to his knees at Arnside pier, just before 11:30 BST. It took three ...

Elderly man dies in Norbury house blaze

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  • April 20, 2014
An elderly man has died in hospital after being rescued from a bedroom in a blazing house in south London. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus pulled the man from the first floor of his home in Norbury in the early hours. More than 20 firefighte...

Elderly woman dies in Stoke-on-Trent bungalow fire

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  • April 20, 2014
An elderly woman has died after a fire broke out at her home in Stoke-on-Trent. The woman, who has not been named, was rescued from her bungalow in Milton but died in hospital. Police and the fire service were called to Barrett Gardens at about 11:00...

Horses burnt in Yateley stables blaze

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  • April 20, 2014
Two horses have suffered burns in a fire which destroyed a stable block in Hampshire. It took about 45 firefighters about three hours to tackle the blaze in Cobbett's Lane, Yateley, on Friday. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said the fire destroyed...

Firefighters contain large woodland fire near Inverness

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  • April 19, 2014
A large woodland fire threatening properties on the outskirts of Inverness has been brought under control. The fire is believed to have started in Bogbain Wood in the Milton of Leys area of the city at about 14:50 on Friday afternoon. At its height, ...

Boy taken to hospital after suffering severe burns

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  • April 19, 2014
A seven-year-old boy has been taken to hospital in Aberdeen suffering serious burns. Emergency services were called to flats in the city's Bedford Avenue at about 14:00. It is understood the incident involved petrol and police are following a positiv...

North Wales Fire appeal over reporting arson attacks

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  • April 19, 2014
An appeal has been made for people to report deliberately started fires after crews spent several hours tackling a blaze at two properties in Flintshire. Crews were called to the part-constructed houses in Greenfield early on Friday. The fire which d...

Fire rips through barns at Valley Farm in Elmley Lovett

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  • April 19, 2014
A blaze has ripped through two farm barns in Worcestershire. Three fire engines and a water carrier were called to Valley Farm in Elmley Lovett just before 04:00 BST. One 50m (165ft) by 35m (115ft) barn, containing 50 tonnes of hay and a Toyota Land ...

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