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Everglades Hotel to reopen after firebomb attack

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  • May 31, 2014
A Londonderry hotel that was badly damaged in a firebomb attack is set to reopen later on Saturday. A masked man, who said he was from the IRA, placed a hold-all bag containing the device in the reception area of the Everglades Hotel on Thursday nigh...

Fire on ninth floor of St Austell tower block

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  • May 31, 2014
Seven people have been treated for minor injuries after a fire at a block of flats in St Austell, Cornwall. Fire crews were called to the ninth floor of the 12-storey Park House building at Bridge Street at just before 19:30 BST on Saturday. The towe...

Hillsborough inquests: Safety certificate 'out of date'

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  • May 31, 2014
Hillsborough's safety certificate was "out of date" at the time of the stadium disaster, a jury has heard. Inquests are being held into the deaths of 96 fans who died as result of a crush at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final. Retired senior fire officer Ron...

Man critical after north Belfast house fire

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  • May 31, 2014
An 80-year-old man is in a critical condition after being rescued from a fire at a house in north Belfast. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus carried out a search of the property on Carlisle Road, in the New Lodge area, about 06:30 BST on Frida...

Baby girl and elderly couple among nine rescued from Downpatrick apartment block arson attack

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  • May 31, 2014
A four-month-old baby girl and an elderly couple were among nine people rescued after an arson attack at an apartment block in County Down. The blaze at McLaughlin House on Saul Street in Downpatrick broke out about 02:00 BST on Friday. Three were ta...

Man dies after house fire in Titchfield Road in Troon

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  • May 31, 2014
A man has died after a house fire in South Ayrshire. Emergency services were called to the house in Titchfield Road, in Troon, in the early hours of Friday morning. A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said a joint investigation into the cause of the bl...

24,000 chicks die in poultry shed fire at Marford

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  • May 31, 2014
Twenty four thousand chicks have perished in a fire at a poultry shed near Wrexham, says the fire service. A man also suffered burns to his face and arms in the blaze at Marford and was taken to hospital. The alarm was raised at about 19:30 BST on We...

Margate Dreamland fire 'started deliberately'

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  • May 31, 2014
A fire at the former Dreamland theme park in Margate is believed to have been started deliberately by intruders who broke into the secured premises. Thanet council said the fire broke out in a building on the site of the Grade II* listed scenic railw...

One missing in Japan tanker explosion

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  • May 31, 2014
An explosion has occurred on a tanker off Japan's coast, officials say. The 998-tonne Shoko Maru had already unloaded its oil cargo at a port in Hyogo prefecture and was not laden when the incident happened. The captain of the tanker was missing, the...

Rodents blamed for causing Hampshire farmhouse fire

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  • May 28, 2014
Firefighters have blamed rodents for causing a blaze that severely damaged a farmhouse in Hampshire. An investigation into the cause of a fire at a Cheriton home concluded it was probably caused by rats or mice chewing off PVC insulation from electri...

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