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Tyne and Wear Metro passengers flee power cable scare

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  • August 30, 2014
Tyne and Wear Metro passengers were forced to flee a train after an overhead power cable snapped and made contact with the carriage. The incident, on 11 August, resulted in a shower of sparks and a small fire as the train stood at Walkergate station....

Firefighters tackle Aberdeen blaze in Rosemount Place

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  • August 30, 2014
Dozens of firefighters have tackled a serious blaze in Aberdeen. The fire broke out in the Rosemount Place area on Friday afternoon. Fire, police and ambulance crews were all called to the scene shortly before 14:00. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Serv...

Man jailed for Buxton fire attack on 'Little John' McLaughlin

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  • August 30, 2014
A man who set fire to his friend after dousing him with lighter fluid has been jailed for 14 years. Jake Grimshaw fled after the attack and threatened to jump from a window, causing large parts of Buxton in Derbyshire to be sealed off. The victim is ...

Driver taken to hospital after Oxfordshire chemical leak

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  • August 30, 2014
A delivery driver was taken to hospital after industrial chemicals leaked from a container in Oxfordshire. The acidic descaler was being transported when it is thought to have leaked out through its packaging. Fumes from the leak then affected the de...

West Midlands Fire Service charged 106 people for non-emergency callouts

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  • August 30, 2014
West Midlands Fire Service charged for just 106 out of 3,656 non-emergency callouts since charges were introduced, a BBC Freedom of Information request has revealed. In May 2012, the service began asking homeowners to cover the callout and attendance...

Mother-of-two spared prison for setting fire to home in Lisburn

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  • August 30, 2014
A County Antrim mother who admitted setting fire to her home while her two children were inside has been spared a prison sentence. Aine Kennedy, 38, of Milltown Avenue, Lisburn, was released on probation. The judge at Craigavon Crown Court said it wa...

Deliberate fire causes £700,000 damage to Tesco store in Glasgow

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  • August 30, 2014
Police are investigating a deliberate fire that caused more than £700,000 of damage to a Tesco store in Glasgow. The fire started after rubbish that was piled against a fence between Old Shettleston Road and Cockenzie Street, in Shettleston, was set...

Easyjet plane in emergency landing at Gatwick Airport

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  • August 30, 2014
An Easyjet plane carrying 157 passengers has made an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport after smoke was detected in the cockpit. The Airbus A320 was en route from Liverpool to Naples when it touched down at about 07:20 BST. An Easyjet spokesman sai...

Pensioner dies following flat fire in Barry

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  • August 30, 2014
A woman in her 70s has died and a man is in hospital following a flat fire in Barry. Police and fire services are currently investigating the cause of the blaze which they were called out to at 13:55 BST on Wednesday. South Wales Police confirmed the...

Ruabon house fire: Woman arrested on suspicion of arson

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  • August 30, 2014
A woman has been arrested after two children were rescued from a burning house in the early hours. Neighbours helped a girl aged 10 and a seven-year-old boy from the fire in Ruabon shortly after 05:00 BST. A 30-year-old local woman was arrested at th...

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