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St Leonards hospice fire: Murder suspect was patient

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  • July 18, 2015
A 67-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder after a fire at a hospice was a patient there, managers have said. Two people died in the blaze, which broke out at St Michael's Hospice in St Leonards, East Sussex, in the early hours of Saturday. Po...

Langley Mill fatal fire: New police appeal

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  • July 18, 2015
Police are making a fresh appeal for witnesses following a flat fire that killed a baby and two teenagers. Amy Smith, 17, her six-month-old daughter Ruby-Grace Gaunt and her friend Edward Green, 17, died in the blaze in Langley Mill, Derbyshire. Pete...

Man, 27, arrested over Merthyr Tydfil chapel fire

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  • July 18, 2015
A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fire that gutted a historic chapel in Merthyr Tydfil. The internal structure of Capel Aberfan, built in 1876, was completely destroyed by the blaze which broke out at 01:50 BST on Saturday. I...

Fire-raiser who left footprint on father's chest jailed

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  • July 18, 2015
A man who kicked his father in the chest so hard he left a footprint has been jailed for more than two years. Dylan Conway admitted setting fire to his father's front door and assaulting the 46-year-old at an a block of flats in Dundee. The 20-year-o...

Chapel gutted by fire 'close' to receiving funding to reopen

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  • July 18, 2015
The pastor of a Merthyr Tydfil chapel "gutted" by a fire has said it was close to receiving funding to reopen to the community. Pastor Dave Pritchard said he was "sad" to see Capel Aberfan following the fire on Saturday. He said work had been ongoing...

St Leonards hospice fire: Murder arrest after two more patients die

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  • July 18, 2015
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after two more patients died following a fire at a hospice. Twenty-three elderly patients, some terminally ill, and nine staff were evacuated from St Michael's Hospice, in St Leonards, East Sussex on Sat...

Mr Smith's fire: Four teenagers charged after blaze

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  • July 11, 2015
Four teenagers have been charged with arson after a fire at the former Warrington nightclub Mr Smith's. A blaze ripped through the building and destroyed the roof on 14 April. Three boys, all aged 17, and a 15-year-old girl have been released on bail...

Man and woman killed in Barnsley house fire

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  • July 11, 2015
Two people have died in a house fire in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. A man and a woman were pronounced dead after the blaze on Cherry Tree Street, Elsecar, at about 18:50 BST on Tuesday. They are believed to be Katherine Collard, 55, and Erwin Albers, ...

Man dies in Woodville house fire

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  • July 11, 2015
A man has died in a house fire in Derbyshire, police have said. Firefighters were called to reports of a kitchen fire at a property in Woodville, near Swadlincote, at about 05:00 BST on Tuesday. Derbyshire Police have identified the man as 44-year-ol...

Large fire near Sunderland's Stadium of Light

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  • July 11, 2015
A fire has broken out at a scrap yard beside Sunderland's football stadium. The blaze started at Ward Bros (Steel) Ltd just after midday and plumes of smoke several feet high can be seen drifting past the Stadium of Light. Tyne and Wear Fire Service ...

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