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MDS Recycling handed largest ever fire safety fine of £45k

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  • June 13, 2015
The largest ever fine handed to a Welsh company for flouting fire safety regulations has been given to a Torfaen recycling firm. Cwmbran-based MDS Recycling was ordered to pay £45,000 plus £3,207 costs at Cwmbran Magistrates' Court. South Wales Fir...

Milton Keynes fatal flat fire prompts murder probe

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  • June 13, 2015
A murder investigation has been launched by police after a man was killed in a fire at a flat. The man in his 30s was found in the fourth floor flat after more than 30 firefighters were called to Wolverton in Milton Keynes on Monday. The identity of ...

Boy, 13, charged over Aberdeen Royal Cornhill Hospital fire

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  • June 13, 2015
A 13-year-old boy has been charged after a fire in a derelict part of the Royal Cornhill Hospital site in Aberdeen. Two rooms in the former hospital were affected by the fire on Monday evening but no-one was injured. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Serv...

Amberley cottage death fire 'caused by smoking'

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  • June 13, 2015
Smoking is believed to be the cause of a fire that killed an elderly woman in West Sussex, investigators have said. The woman in her 70s was found dead in a smoke-logged living room after a fire broke out in her thatched cottage in Amberley. Crews we...

Pearl D'Souza jailed over Canterbury fire attempted murders

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  • June 13, 2015
A woman has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for the attempted murder of three people in a house fire in Canterbury. Pearl D'Souza, 38, also known as Pearl Ivy Thomas, was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court. In September, she had pleaded guilty ...

MPs issue children's costume fire safety call

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  • June 13, 2015
Children's fancy dress costumes should be subject to tougher fire safety regulations, MPs say. A Parliamentary petition says classifying the outfits as clothing rather than toys would "significantly reduce the risk" of accidents. The MPs say there ha...

Jersey police change CS spray after Taser fire fear

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  • June 13, 2015
A gas used by Jersey police to restrain violent suspects is to be changed amid fears it could catch fire. Officers have used CS spray to tackle people who are struggling too much to be restrained in a normal way. Forces in the UK have switched to usi...

Boy admits setting fire to his mother in Ayrshire home

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  • June 13, 2015
A teenage boy who set fire to his mother after spraying her with lighter fuel as she lay in bed has been detained for 21 months. The boy admitted assaulting his mother to the danger of her life at a house in Newmilns, East Ayrshire, in January. The 1...

Elderly woman dies in Amberley cottage fire

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  • June 13, 2015
An elderly woman has died in a fire which started in the living room of a thatched cottage in West Sussex. Her body was found on the ground floor of the house in Hog Lane, Amberley, after the alarm was raised at 16:23 BST on Friday. The initial call ...

Northamptonshire Fire Service alarm call-outs cut by 'not going'

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  • June 13, 2015
Claims of a 66% cut in the number of fire alarm call-outs have been criticised after it emerged the number was achieved by crews not being sent. Northamptonshire fire crews attended 2,741 false fire alarms in 2008-09, Last year, this number dropped t...

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