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Archive for August 6th 2010

Arson attacks in Glenfield prompt police appeal

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  • August 6, 2010
A series of arson attacks in a part of Leicester have caused substantial damage, police said. In the past five weeks, four separate incidents - all taking place in the early hours of the morning - have been reported in Glenfield. Recycling bins, dome...

Fire damages former Ferodo plant

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  • August 6, 2010
Firefighters spent six hours overnight at the scene of a blaze which badly damaged a building at the former Ferodo car parts factory in Gwynedd. A special decontamination shower was brought in for firefighters to use due to the danger of asbestos on ...

Rush hour fire at Oxford Circus Tube station

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  • August 6, 2010
A central London Tube station was evacuated during Friday morning's rush hour following a small fire in an air conditioning unit. A Transport For London (TfL) spokesman said: "A station worker noticed smoke coming from a defective air condition unit....

Residents flee night arson attack in Seaford

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  • August 6, 2010
Four people in East Sussex escaped unhurt after their homes were set on fire as they slept. A 24-year-old lodger in one of the two houses in Vale Road, Seaford, raised the alarm at 0400 BST on Wednesday after hearing the crackling of flames. The lodg...

Father of flat death children tells of 'tragic loss'

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  • August 6, 2010
The father of three children found dead at a flat in Edinburgh has told of the family's "immense and tragic loss". Pasquale Riggi made his statement as post-mortem examinations got under way on eight-year-old twins, Austin and Luke, and Cecilia, aged...

20 homes evacuated after gas leak in Cwmbran

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  • August 6, 2010
Twenty homes were evacuated after a gas leak caused a fire in Cwmbran, Torfaen. Fire crews were called at 1830 BST on Thursday to what was reported to be a refuse fire but found that a gas main had ignited. Quarter of an hour later, the gas leak stop...

Family escapes petrol-bomb attack in east London

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  • August 6, 2010
Six people, including three children, have escaped without injury after a petrol bomb was thrown through their living room window in east London. The device set alight part of the house in Antill Terrace, Stepney. A couple and their three young boys ...

Rules prevented use of new kit in mine shaft rescue

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  • August 6, 2010
A fatal accident inquiry into the death of an Ayrshire woman has heard how health and safety rules prevented the use of new rescue equipment. Charles McGrattan, a senior fire officer, was giving evidence at Kilmarnock Sheriff court into the death of ...

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