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GM recalls 3.2 million more cars over ignition concerns

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  • June 21, 2014
General Motors (GM) is recalling 3.16 million more cars in the US because of ignition switch problems, and will change or replace keys on the cars, which date from 2000 to 2014. Switches can move out of the run position if cars are jarred, and disabl...

Girl, three, dies after Carmarthen house fire

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  • June 21, 2014
A three-year-old girl has died in hospital following a fire in Carmarthen, say police. The girl's mother is in a serious condition in hospital, and her father is also in hospital. Fire crews, police and an air ambulance were called to Bryn Gorwel in ...

Southcote Primary School evacuated after chemicals dumped in swimming pool

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  • June 21, 2014
A primary school has been evacuated after vandals dumped chemicals into its swimming pool. Emergency services were called to Southcote Primary School in Reading after three teachers and six pupils reported feeling unwell. It is believed that excessiv...

Woman rescued from Aston Tirrold house fire

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  • June 21, 2014
A woman has been rescued from a fire at a house in Oxfordshire. The blaze broke out in the first floor bedroom of the semi-detached property in Aston Tirrold, near Didcot, at about 21:15 BST on Sunday. Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said the wom...

'Beds in sheds' fires in London cost 13 lives

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  • June 21, 2014
Thirteen people have died and 69 seriously injured in fires that broke out in makeshift homes across the capital, London Fire Brigade (LFB) has said. Since 2009, there have been 438 fires in sheds and outbuildings, where people were living in "unsafe...

Man dies in Sidmouth three-story house fire

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  • June 21, 2014
A man has died in a fire that destroyed a three-storey house in Sidmouth, Devon. The man, who was in his early 40s, died at the scene in Howarth Close. The emergency services were alerted at about 07:45 BST and three ambulances and fire engines from ...

Ferndown metal works factory destroyed by fire

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  • June 21, 2014
A metal works factory has been destroyed in a major blaze on an industrial estate in Dorset. Fire crews spent five hours tackling the fire after being called to the unit on the Ferndown estate in Wimborne at 17:30 BST on Saturday. They had to issue a...

Chelmsford flats destroyed in blaze

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  • June 21, 2014
Thirty people are unable to return home after a fire destroyed part of a block of flats. The scale of the damage caused by Saturday's fire in Harberd Tye, Chelmsford, was revealed in images released by Essex Fire and Rescue. The fire took hold in the...

Woman dies in South Harrow house fire

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  • June 21, 2014
A woman has died in a house fire in north-west London. London Fire Brigade was called to the semi-detached property in St Margaret's Avenue, South Harrow, at about 00:45 BST. The woman, believed to be in her 40s, was brought out of the first floor of...

Queen's Birthday Honours 2014

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  • June 14, 2014
Queen’s Fire Service Medals Paul David Rower Hancock  Chief Fire Officer Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service  Jonathan Geoffrey Hall  Chief Fire Officer Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service  Mark Stewart Jones  Chief Fire Officer, Buckingh...

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