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Sign improvements to A31 follow Jade Clark death

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  • August 17, 2014
A stretch of road where a 16-year-old moped driver was mowed down and killed is to be given improved signage. Jade Clark was hit by Brian Hampton on the A31 near Ringwood on 24 February 2013. She died from "catastrophic head injuries" when she was th...

Fire breaks out at Swansea university campus

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  • August 17, 2014
Fire crews have tackled a blaze which broke out in a building under construction at Swansea University. The fire started at the site in Fabian Way. Mid and West Wales Fire Service was called at around 10:45 BST and quickly dealt with the incident. Ar...

Fire breaks out at garage in Pangbourne

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  • August 17, 2014
A large blaze has broken out at a property in Pangbourne. The fire started at about 17:45 BST in a car mechanics garage in Bourne Road. Nearby residents were evacuated from their homes and roads were shut. Eyewitness David Stevens said when he looked...

Trust vows 'never again' after patient Paul Hill catches fire

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  • August 17, 2014
A hospital where a patient's stomach caught fire during an operation has promised it will never happen again. An alcohol-based skin steriliser was ignited by an electrical instrument which generates heat while Paul Hill was under general anaesthetic ...

Tipton flat fire forces couple to jump from window

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  • August 17, 2014
A man and a woman jumped from the window of their second floor flat to escape a fire. The man, believed to be in his 30s, suffered serious leg injuries in the 20ft (6m) fall at the property in Tipton, West Midlands. The woman needed treatment for the...

Man dies in Waterlooville bungalow fire

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  • August 17, 2014
A man has died in a fire which destroyed a house in Hampshire. More than forty firefighters tackled the blaze which broke out at a bungalow in Haslar Crescent, Waterlooville, shortly before 03:00 BST. A fire service spokesman said they faced "arduous...

Ruptured gas supply alight during fire in Acocks Green

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  • August 17, 2014
Firefighters have contained a large blaze at a row of shops in the Acocks Green area of Birmingham. The fire broke out at a newsagent on Warwick Road at about 21:30 BST on Tuesday, before spreading to two flats above and a shop next door. At one stag...

Hursley car fire: Three hurt in 'attempted murder'

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  • August 17, 2014
A car fire in which a mother and her two young children were badly burnt is being treated as attempted murder. The vehicle was found ablaze at about 20:00 BST on Monday in Merdon Castle Lane, Hursley, in Hampshire. The 37-year-old woman and her six-y...

Youths reported over Bon Accord Baths fire in Aberdeen

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  • August 17, 2014
Three teenagers are to be reported over a fire at Aberdeen's historic Bon Accord Baths. Police Scotland said one boy of 14 and two aged 15 would be reported to the Children's Reporter. The fire broke out at about 21:00 on Thursday 7 August. Two fire ...

Essex fire authority £15m in debt because of accounting mistake

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  • August 17, 2014
A fire authority has revealed an accounting mistake has left it with debts of £15m, relating to pensions for injured firefighters. A shortfall of £1.8m a year has been building since 2006 and was "missed" in annual account audits. The pension payme...

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