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Leicester factory fire forces evacuation of hundreds of homes

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  • August 8, 2014
A major fire which destroyed a former factory and the businesses inside forced the evacuation of more than 200 homes in Leicester. The blaze in Melton Road started at about 07:15 BST and threatened to spread to a next door petrol station. Firefighter...

Darlington man arrested for attempted murder after fire

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  • August 8, 2014
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and arson after a fire which left a woman with severe burns. Durham Police said a 40-year-old man had been arrested over the fire at a flat above a shop in Darlington, on Monday evening. The 30...

Man, 71, taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after Ellon fire

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  • August 8, 2014
A 71-year-old man was taken to hospital after suffering serious burns in a fire in Aberdeenshire. Firefighters were called to the blaze in Esslemont Circle in Ellon at about 07:15. The man was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment. He was l...

Ballymena arson: Occupants rescued from house

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  • August 8, 2014
A number of people have been led to safety during an overnight arson attack at a house in Ballymena, County Antrim. The living room of the property in Francis Street was damaged in the attack which took place at about 01:40 BST on Wednesday. Ballymen...

Soho electrical sub-station blast forces evacuations

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  • August 8, 2014
An explosion in an electrical sub-station has forced the evacuation of an area of Soho in central London. The blast took place close to the Comedy Store and TGI Friday's on Oxendon Street at about 11:45 BST, London Fire Brigade said. The brigade said...

Leyland school fire: Five youths deny arson

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  • August 8, 2014
Five boys have denied charges of arson with intent to danger life after a huge fire at a Lancashire school. Sections of St Mary's Catholic Technology College in Leyland were demolished after the blaze during the summer holidays last year. At its heig...

Letterkenny A&E unit closed for three hours by floods

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  • August 8, 2014
A County Donegal hospital's A&E unit was closed to new patients for three hours on Tuesday night due to flooding, but has now resumed normal service. Letterkenny General Hospital did not admit patients to its emergency unit between 20:00 and 23:0...

A9 lorry fire at Berriedale Braes causes 77-mile diversion

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  • August 8, 2014
Drivers were forced to make a 77-mile diversion after a fire broke out on a lorry on the A9 just north of the Berriedale Braes in Caithness. Emergency services were called to the scene at about 07:56. The lorry's tractor unit and trailer, which was c...

Sheffield fire stations' building work begins

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  • August 8, 2014
Building work has started on two new fire stations in Sheffield. The £8.5m project will replace existing stations at Darnall, Mansfield Road and Mosborough and is due to be complete in summer 2015. Hundreds of people signed a petition against the ...

Chemical incident at Midlothian recycling centre

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  • August 8, 2014
Eight people have been checked by ambulance crews following a chemical incident at a Midlothian recycling centre. The council workers became unwell at Stobhill Household Waste Recycling Centre in Gorebridge after a spill of Ammonia Chloride Sulphate ...

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