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Man dies in house fire in Nelson, Lancashire

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  • May 30, 2015
A man has been killed in a house fire that gutted the downstairs of the property. The victim was found by firefighters at the blaze at a house on Brentwood Road in Nelson at about 19:30 BST on Wednesday. Lancashire Police have launched a joint invest...

Blackbird Leys house fire: Man guilty of 'revenge' arson attack

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  • May 30, 2015
A man has been found guilty of deliberately starting a fire at a house in Oxford that led to five people jumping from a first-floor window. Martin Nganga, 46, poured petrol into the hallway of the house on Mallard Close, in Blackbird Leys, on January...

Hailsham nail bar fire: Customers sought by police

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  • May 30, 2015
Police want to speak to customers of a nail bar where a five-month-old baby suffered serious burns during a fire. The boy, a 50-year-old man and a woman, aged 22, all related, were seriously hurt at Hollywood Nails in Hailsham, East Sussex. Sussex Po...

Henan nursing home fire due to 'poor construction'

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  • May 30, 2015
A Chinese nursing home destroyed by a deadly fire was poorly constructed and top-level prosecutors have been sent to investigate, authorities say. The Kangleyuan home in Henan province was built with flammable material and had poorly designed fire es...

Fire-hit Oxfordshire councils move into temporary home

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  • May 30, 2015
Staff from two councils who were left without an office after a major fire, will move into new premises later. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse offices in Crowmarsh Gifford were gutted by a fire on 15 January. A four-year lease has been sign...

Safety concerns at fire-hit Broadford Works in Aberdeen

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  • May 30, 2015
An improvement notice is set to be served on the fire-hit Broadford Works site in Aberdeen. Firefighters were called out to a major blaze at the former textile mill last weekend. There have been several fires in recent years. A site inspection will b...

Strelley flat fire: Investigation into man's death

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  • May 30, 2015
A man has died following a fire at a flat in Nottingham. Emergency services were called to the blaze in Moor Road, Strelley, at about 11:50 BST on Tuesday. A man, who was thought to be in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene, a Nottinghamshire P...

Warning of toxic fumes from fire in Inverness

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  • May 30, 2015
Residents in an area of Inverness were urged to stay indoors due to potentially toxic fumes coming from a fire at a recycling centre. Fire crews were called to the Longman Industrial Estate in the city's Henderson Drive at about 18:00. The Scottish F...

Devon and Somerset fire chief Lee Howell gets 6% pay rise

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  • May 30, 2015
A fire chief will receive a 6.2% pay increase, despite rises for firefighters being capped at 1%. The wage rise, approved by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority, sees Chief Fire Officer Lee Howell's pay go up from £137,392 to £146,031. Ahe...

Devon and Somerset fire chief Lee Howell 6% pay rise concern

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  • May 27, 2015
A fire chief's proposed 6% pay increase has been criticised by firefighters whose own rises were capped at 1%. Chief Fire Officer Lee Howell of Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is paid £137,392, but his employer said this could increase to...

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