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Sandiacre horse deaths fire 'started deliberately'

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  • December 22, 2010
A fire at a barn in Derbyshire which killed two horses could have been started deliberately, police say. The barn and a stable block were destroyed in the blaze in the early hours of Sunday at Stoney Clouds Farm, Larch Drive, Sandiacre. Two horses in...

Man and boy die in Coventry chip pan fire

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  • December 22, 2010
A man and a boy, aged nine, have died following a house fire in Coventry. West Midlands Fire Service said they were rescued from the terraced house in Lower Stoke, along with another person, shortly before midnight on Tuesday. A neighbour rescued one...

Oxfordshire rescuers warn dog owners about ice danger

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  • December 22, 2010
Dog walkers are being urged to keep their animals safe after crews were called out three times in as many hours to reports dogs had fallen through ice. Two managed to escape from the water, while the third had to be rescued by firefighters in Oxford ...

Public pension schemes 'should be career average'

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  • December 22, 2010
Lord Hutton's review of public sector pension schemes has been urged to recommend they be changed to career average schemes. The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) says such a switch would be the best way to keep the schemes going in the fa...

Earthquake in Cumbria felt across neighbouring counties

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  • December 22, 2010
A small earthquake has hit Cumbria and surrounding counties. People described hearing and feeling the earth moving for "well over a minute" just after 2300 GMT on Tuesday. The earthquake, which had a magnitude of 3.6, was felt in locations across Cum...

Flash-mob singers spark California mall evacuation

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  • December 21, 2010
A spontaneous musical concert at a California shopping mall ended with the entire complex being evacuated after some 5,000 people turned up to sing. The incident happened at the Roseville Galleria shopping mall, which is reported to have started shak...

Fire-hit Wiltshire leisure centre 'shut for some time'

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  • December 21, 2010
A leisure centre in Wiltshire which was badly damaged by fire is unlikely to re-open in the near future. Fire crews were called out on Saturday to the Lime Kiln Centre in Wootton Bassett - which was open at the time. Eleven fire appliances dealt with...

Blenheim Palace roof damaged in fire

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  • December 21, 2010
Firefighters have tackled a blaze in the roof of Blenheim Palace. More than 40 firefighters were called to the 18th Century country house in Woodstock, near Oxford, which sustained minimal damage. The fire is believed to have started after staff used...

West End BT fire disrupts broadband and phone service

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  • December 21, 2010
Tens of thousands of people have lost telephone and internet service after a flood and fire at a BT exchange. The exchange, in the West End, central London, was damaged by a flood from a neighbouring premises. A fire then broke out, leading to the l...

Sussex dog owners warned over ice death risk

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  • December 21, 2010
Three dog owners in three days have risked their lives by jumping into freezing water to rescue their pets, fire crews have said. East Sussex Fire and Rescue has urged people to call the emergency services if their pet falls into icy water. In the la...

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