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Family of four killed in Polmont car and lorry crash

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  • July 24, 2014
A West Lothian couple and their young son and daughter have been killed in a road crash near Polmont. The family's Fiat car was involved in a head-on collision with a lorry on the A801, near the Lathallan roundabout where it joins with the M9 at abou...

Birmingham murder probe after body found in burnt out car

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  • July 24, 2014
A body was discovered in a burnt out car in Birmingham, prompting a murder investigation. Police were called to Fentham Road in Erdington at around 20:30 BST following a report of a parked car on fire. They arrested a man a short while later. Det Ins...

'Wrong' charger cause of explosion in Hampshire home

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  • July 24, 2014
An explosion that destroyed part of a home in Hampshire has been traced to a charger used to power an e-cigarette. Investigators found an "unbranded" USB charger plugged into the decimated bedroom in Southampton Road, Ringwood. They said the overheat...

Seven rescued from block of flats in Blairgowrie

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  • July 24, 2014
Seven people had to be rescued after a fire broke out at a block of flats in Perthshire in the early hours of the morning. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called to Coralbank Crescent, Blairgowrie, at about 03:15. Residents had to be led to ...

Fire breaks out at Wiltshire recycling plant

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  • July 24, 2014
A large fire has broken out at a recycling plant in Wiltshire, affecting about 1,000 tonnes of rubbish. Five crews from Wiltshire Fire and Rescue were called to Averies Recycling Plant in Swindon just before 18:00 BST. A skip lorry is also ablaze and...

Sleaford Maltings: Fire damages derelict Lincolnshire landmark

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  • July 24, 2014
A Grade II-listed landmark in Lincolnshire has been damaged in a blaze thought to have been started deliberately, fire officials said. The Victorian Bass Maltings in Sleaford, which was derelict, was damaged by the fire on Sunday evening. Eyewitnesse...

Firefighters rescue man from blaze in Inverness flat

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  • July 24, 2014
A man has been rescued from a fire in a ground-floor flat in Inverness. Firefighters were called to the city's Rosehaugh Road at about 16:30 on Sunday after members of the public reported seeing smoke coming from the flat. The man was taken from a be...

Leslie Southern Court residents rescued from fire

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  • July 20, 2014
Elderly residents at a sheltered housing facility were rescued by neighbours and firefighters from a blaze at the premises. An automatic alarm activated at Leslie Southern Court, Newbury when the fire broke out on Saturday evening. Jeremy James from ...

China bus crash leaves 38 dead

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  • July 20, 2014
At least 38 people have been killed when a lorry carrying flammable liquid collided with a long-distance bus in the southern Chinese province of Hunan. The official Xinhua news agency said the lorry drove into the back of the bus on a motorway early ...

Fire death man's brother warns of mental care 'time bombs'

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  • July 20, 2014
The brother of a man thought to have killed his son and wife in Cornwall claims budget cuts mean mentally ill people are being released like "time bombs" into the community. Harold Philpotts, who had depression, died in 2010 after a fire at his home ...