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Fire breaks out at Wiltshire recycling plant

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  • July 24, 2014
A large fire has broken out at a recycling plant in Wiltshire, affecting about 1,000 tonnes of rubbish. Five crews from Wiltshire Fire and Rescue were called to Averies Recycling Plant in Swindon just before 18:00 BST. A skip lorry is also ablaze and...

Sleaford Maltings: Fire damages derelict Lincolnshire landmark

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  • July 24, 2014
A Grade II-listed landmark in Lincolnshire has been damaged in a blaze thought to have been started deliberately, fire officials said. The Victorian Bass Maltings in Sleaford, which was derelict, was damaged by the fire on Sunday evening. Eyewitnesse...

Firefighters rescue man from blaze in Inverness flat

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  • July 24, 2014
A man has been rescued from a fire in a ground-floor flat in Inverness. Firefighters were called to the city's Rosehaugh Road at about 16:30 on Sunday after members of the public reported seeing smoke coming from the flat. The man was taken from a be...

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 ...

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