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Fire closes Inverness city centre overnight

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  • April 16, 2015
An investigation is under way following a major fire which closed the centre of Inverness until the early hours of the morning. No-one was injured in the blaze above the M&Co shop in the city's Academy Street. Emergency services were alerted to t...

Bogdan Nawrocki body-search at fire-hit Radford factory

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  • April 16, 2015
Tunnels beneath a former factory, partly demolished after a fire, are to be searched for a murdered man's body. Bogdan Nawrocki, 21, went missing from his Radford home in January 2014 prompting a major police appeal. In February, Robert Marcinkiewicz...

Police recover Eastbourne pier fire CCTV images

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  • April 16, 2015
Police investigating the fire that destroyed a third of Eastbourne's pier have recovered useable images from CCTV hard drives damaged in the blaze. Officers have been treating the fire which damaged the Grade II-listed pier in East Sussex last July a...

New Bradford City fire claims 'just speculation', ex-minister says

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  • April 16, 2015
Claims a fire at Bradford City's stadium which killed 56 people was not an accident are just "speculation", a former sports minister has said. In a new book, survivor Martin Fletcher claims former chairman Stafford Heginbotham netted millions of poun...

Residents evacuated from Chichester Travelodge fire

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  • April 16, 2015
Residents had to be evacuated from a West Sussex Travelodge hotel after fire broke out behind a restaurant on the ground floor. West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said crews were called to the fire in Chapel Street, Chichester at 01:13 BST. The fire...

Fire crews tackle blaze at Redhill Aerodrome

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  • April 16, 2015
A major fire has destroyed a commercial building at Redhill Aerodrome, Surrey. It broke out in the Old Main Block, and was spotted by the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance as it came in to land at 01:50 BST. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said ni...

Man in court over Hemsworth flats fire

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  • April 16, 2015
A 32-year-old man has appeared in court charged with arson following a fire at a block of flats in West Yorkshire. One woman jumped from a first floor window to escape the blaze on Friday and five others had to be rescued. A further 10 people managed...

West Midlands Fire Service trials £3.8m shift savings

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  • April 16, 2015
The number of firefighters could be cut in the West Midlands in a bid to save up to £3.8m. West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) has announced two trials to see how services could be protected with fewer staff. WMFS said the public would see "no change ...

Mr Smith's fire: Eight arrested after blaze at former Warrington nightclub

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  • April 16, 2015
A blaze has ripped through a former nightclub in Warrington and torn the roof off the building. At its height, 70 firefighters tackled the fire at Mr Smith's on Wilson Patten Street at 02:00 BST. The fire service said unstable areas at the site were ...

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