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Man charged after Peterhead harbour boat fire

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  • November 23, 2015
A man has been charged in relation to a fire at Peterhead harbour. The incident happened at about 22:30 on Thursday. Two people were rescued from a burning fishing boat About 25 firefighters were involved in tackling the flames aboard the Tranquility...

Coventry's Britannia Hotel evacuated over cupboard fire

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  • November 23, 2015
About 140 people have been evacuated from a hotel due to fire believed to have been started deliberately. The blaze broke out at about 09:00 GMT in a cleaner's cupboard inside the Britannia Hotel, in Coventry, West Midlands Fire Service said. Guests ...

'Serious fire' breaks out at Reading Lake Hotel

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  • November 23, 2015
More than 50 firefighters have tackled a "serious fire" at a lakeside hotel in Reading, the fire service said. The blaze broke out at Reading Lake Hotel, Pingewood, which is close to the M4, at about 11:40 GMT. It is believed the fire started in the ...

China coal mine fire kills 21 - state media

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  • November 23, 2015
A fire at a mine in north-eastern China has killed 21 people, and one person is still missing, state media report. The fire began on Friday at the coal mine run by a state-owned company in Jixi City, Heilongjiang province, Xinhua news agency says. It...

Didcot flat fire leaves four people seriously injured

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  • November 23, 2015
Two adults and two children have been taken to hospital with life-threatening or life-changing injuries after a fire at a flat in Oxfordshire. Firefighters were called after the blaze broke out at about 23:45 GMT on Thursday in Mendip Heights, in Did...

Cumberland Infirmary department shut for a week after fire

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  • November 23, 2015
A Carlisle hospital unit will be shut for at least a week after a washing machine fire caused smoke damage. All non-emergency surgery at the Cumberland Infirmary was suspended on Thursday after fire broke out in the sterile services department. Some ...

Vauxhall Zafira B: London fire callouts 'spike'

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  • November 23, 2015
Callouts to fires involving Vauxhall Zafira B cars have doubled since 2012, London Fire Brigade (LFB) has said. Figures show a "spike" in reports of the model, recently the subject of a recall, catching alight, LFB said. Although other car firms may ...

Waverley Hotel in Perth damaged by fire

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  • November 23, 2015
A fire has cause extensive damage to a derelict hotel in Perth owned by Stagecoach tycoon Ann Gloag. The blaze at the Waverley Hotel, on York Place, started at about 21:40 on Tuesday. Ms Gloag bought the former hotel in 2011 and is hoping to develop ...

Pensioner rescued from house fire in Leith

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  • November 23, 2015
A pensioner has been rescued from a house fire in Edinburgh. The emergency services were called to Hamilton Wynd in Leith at about 11:40. A man in his 60s was brought to safety and treated at the scene by an ambulance rapid response team. He was take...

Prestatyn landlord Jay Liptrot changes flat fire death plea

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  • November 23, 2015
A Denbighshire landlord who owned a flat where five people died in a fire has had manslaughter charges against him dropped. Jay Liptrot, 43, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge at Caernarfon Crown Court on Wednesday. Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, Liam Timbrell,...

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