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Leslie Southern Court residents rescued from fire

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  • July 20, 2014
Elderly residents at a sheltered housing facility were rescued by neighbours and firefighters from a blaze at the premises. An automatic alarm activated at Leslie Southern Court, Newbury when the fire broke out on Saturday evening. Jeremy James from ...

China bus crash leaves 38 dead

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  • July 20, 2014
At least 38 people have been killed when a lorry carrying flammable liquid collided with a long-distance bus in the southern Chinese province of Hunan. The official Xinhua news agency said the lorry drove into the back of the bus on a motorway early ...

Fire death man's brother warns of mental care 'time bombs'

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  • July 20, 2014
The brother of a man thought to have killed his son and wife in Cornwall claims budget cuts mean mentally ill people are being released like "time bombs" into the community. Harold Philpotts, who had depression, died in 2010 after a fire at his home ...

Peterborough disabled woman died in accidental flat fire, report says

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  • July 20, 2014
A fire which killed a disabled woman in a Peterborough flat was accidental, an investigation has found. The woman, in her 50s, died at the scene at about 17:40 BST in Risby, North Bretton on Thursday. The blaze was "most likely started by carelessly-...

Northamptonshire police and fire merger plan backed by council

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  • July 20, 2014
Draft plans to merge Northamptonshire's police and fire service have been approved by the county council. The proposal was for a joint management structure within a year, with a long-term view to a full merger backed by the council and Northamptonshi...

Russia derailment: 21 dead in Moscow metro crash

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  • July 20, 2014
The death toll in Tuesday's derailment on the Moscow metro now stands at 21, the Russian health ministry says. Scores were injured, some seriously, when a packed commuter train braked abruptly between stations in the west of the city in the morning r...

Canning Town fire: Seventy firefighters tackle blaze

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  • July 20, 2014
More than 400 tonnes of recycled waste caught fire at a warehouse in east London. About 70 firefighters tackled the blaze, which broke out at an industrial estate in Scarab Close, Canning Town, at 00:30 BST. It is now under control. The cause of the ...

Record payout over Australia Black Saturday fires

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  • July 20, 2014
Survivors of one of the worst bushfires in Australia have won a payout of almost A$500m ($470m), in the country's largest class action settlement. Some 10,000 plaintiffs sued a power company for negligence over the fire. The case centred on the most ...

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