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Wakefield house fire victim named as Maureen Mountain

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  • July 26, 2015
A woman killed in a house fire at a property in Wakefield has been named by police. Maureen Mountain, 71, died in the blaze at the house on Leeds Road in Lofthouse at about 22:00 BST on Saturday. A man, 68, taken to hospital suffering from the effect...

Graeme Le Saux: Ex-Chelsea player helps couple from fire

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  • July 26, 2015
Former Chelsea and England defender Graeme Le Saux came to the aid of a couple whose camper van burned to ashes minutes later. Le Saux, 46, was in Cranleigh, Surrey when he saw smoke coming from the vehicle on the side of the road. After discovering ...

Enfield industrial site fire: More than 70 firefighters tackle blaze

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  • July 26, 2015
More than 70 firefighters tackled a blaze at a north London pallet yard. The fire on Mollison Avenue in Enfield started at about 10:10 BST and was under control by 14:00, London Fire Brigade (LFB) said. The yard and 25 vehicles were damaged and thick...

Settlement after Tamworth woman's fire death

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  • July 26, 2015
The daughter of a woman who died when she set herself on fire hours after leaving a mental health unit has received compensation, a law firm said. Angela Rich, 61, of Tamworth, repeatedly told staff at The George Bryan Centre in the town that she had...

Cylinders explode in Aldermaston industrial unit fire

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  • July 26, 2015
Explosions could be heard as crews tackled a fire near the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in Berkshire. Emergency services were called to Court Farm in Rag Hill, Aldermaston, at about 01:30 BST. Police said the "explosions" were caused by gas cyl...

King's Cross flat fire: Man sentenced for double murder

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  • July 26, 2015
A drug user who beat two men with a hammer and stabbed them before setting fire to a flat in a bid to destroy the evidence has been jailed for life. Paul O'Shea, 37, was found guilty of murdering Othamane Majdouline and Leandro Da Silva. The Old Bail...

Children and adults taken to hospital after fire at Glasgow flats

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  • July 26, 2015
  Two children and three adults have been taken to hospital after a fire at a multi-storey block of flats in Glasgow. Crews were called to Charles Street in the Springburn area of the city at about 17:15. Twenty other people have been checked over b...

Wakefield house fire kills 71-year-old woman

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  • July 26, 2015
A woman has died and a man has been taken to hospital after a house fire in Wakefield. The 71-year-old died in the blaze at a property on Leeds Road in Lofthouse on Saturday, West Yorkshire Police said. A 68-year-old man was taken to hospital sufferi...

Darwen house fire: Youth arrested after jumping from window

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  • July 26, 2015
A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of arson after jumping from a window to escape a fire at a house. The blaze broke out at the property in Darwen, Lancashire, shortly before 18:30 BST on Friday. The teenager was taken to Royal Blackbur...

South Africa train crash: 300 injured near Johannesburg

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  • July 18, 2015
About 300 people have been injured in a collision between two trains near South Africa's largest city, Johannesburg, paramedics have told the BBC. The crash took place close to Booysens station south of Johannesburg at about 18:30 local time (16:30 G...

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