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Bushfires in South Australia 'destroy dozens of homes'

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  • January 4, 2015
More than 30 homes are feared destroyed in South Australia as crews continue to battle out-of-control bushfires. More than 800 firefighters are tackling the blazes, which have been burning for several days in the hills around the city of Adelaide. Of...

Jordan Campbell: Three men charged over flat fire teen death

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  • January 4, 2015
Three men have been charged with murder after a teenager was found dead in Merseyside on New Year's Day. Jordan Campbell, 17, was found at a flat in Tickle Avenue, St Helens, at about 12:00 GMT. Post-mortem tests found he died from a single stab woun...

Dogs killed in Sale house fire 'started by Christmas decorations'

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  • January 4, 2015
Two dogs have died in a house fire in Greater Manchester believed to have been caused by Christmas decorations.  Fire crews were called to Whalley Avenue, Sale, at about 19:30 GMT. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said the homeowne...

Kings Cross flat fire: Men's deaths treated as murder

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  • January 4, 2015
A murder inquiry has begun after the bodies of two men were found following a fire at a flat in central London. The men were discovered on the third floor of Stelfox House in Penton Rise, Kings Cross, on Friday evening. One man was aged in his 50s an...

Norman Atlantic ferry: Fire hampers search for victims

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  • January 4, 2015
Fierce heat from slow-burning blazes is still keeping rescue crews and investigators from searching the hold and vehicle decks of the Norman Atlantic ferry. Parts of the vessel are still burning nearly a week after it caught fire while sailing from G...

Annaclone farm fire: Search for 82-year-old man to continue

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  • January 4, 2015
An 82-year-old man is still unaccounted for and is feared dead following a fire at his farmhouse in Annaclone in County Down. Emergency services were called to the farm at Ballynafern Road at about 07:20 GMT on Saturday.  It is understood part of th...

Westcliff-on-Sea house fire: Arson investigation launched

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  • January 4, 2015
A serious house fire which destroyed a three-storey home in Essex is being treated as arson by police. Firefighters were called to the "well-developed fire" in the detached property on the corner of Kings Road and Chalkwell Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, ...

Southend airport plane fire: Blue Islands flight in emergency landing

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  • January 4, 2015
A plane flying from Jersey to London City Airport was forced to make an emergency landing after fears one of its engines was on fire. Firefighters were called to London Southend Airport at 08:30 GMT after the on-board crew reported a possible blaze ...

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