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Fire breaks out at garden centre in Cornwall

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  • December 14, 2010
A large garden centre in Cornwall had to be evacuated after a fire broke out. The blaze at the Homeleigh garden centre in Dutson, near Launceston, was in a basement containing Christmas stock. It began shortly before 0915 GMT and took 35 firefighters...

Bangladesh clothes workers die in factory fire

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  • December 14, 2010
At least 25 people have been killed by a fire that swept through a clothes factory near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, officials say. At least 45 people were also hurt in the blaze, which raged for five hours before firefighters put it out. Dhaka pol...

Maiden Newton barn fire treated as arson

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  • December 14, 2010
A barn fire in Dorset from which a number a calves had to be rescued was an arson attack, police confirmed. They said the building along Chilfrome Lane in Maiden Newton was deliberately set alight on Sunday evening. Livestock food stored in the barn ...

Two rescued from flat fire above Solihull restaurant

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  • December 14, 2010
Two men have been rescued from a "severe" flat fire above a restaurant in Solihull. Fire crews were called to Jimmy Spices in Station Road at about 2115 GMT on Monday. Restaurant staff managed to rescue one man and firefighters rescued a second, West...

Bravery awards for Glasgow Airport attack heroes

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  • December 14, 2010
Seven people, including two policemen, have received bravery awards for their actions on the day of the terror attack on Glasgow Airport. Sgt Torquil Campbell and Pc Stewart Ferguson tackled the two men who drove a blazing Jeep into the terminal buil...

Fire crews free man trapped in machinery in Bridgwater

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  • December 14, 2010
A man has been rescued after becoming trapped in machinery at an industrial unit in Somerset. Fire crews were called to the Colley Lane Industrial Estate in Bridgwater at about 1545 on Monday after reports that a worker was trapped by his ankle. Para...

Crews fight 'large' Maesteg town centre fire

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  • December 14, 2010
An investigation has started into a blaze in the centre of a south Wales town, say emergency services. At its height on Monday night, 40 firefighters tackled the blaze at the Happy Furnishings store in Commercial Street, Maesteg, said South Wales Fi...

Crews fight 'large' Maesteg town centre fire

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  • December 14, 2010
Fire crews are fighting a large fire in the centre of a south Wales town, say emergency services. Around 40 firefighters are tackling the blaze at the Happy Furnishings store in Commercial Street, Maesteg, said South Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Si...

Warning about exploding cigarette lighter

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  • December 13, 2010
A giant cigarette lighter bought in Gloucester exploded and caused a fire, trading standards investigators have said. The £2.50 Hailu lighter, bought from Wellington Stores, in Wellington Street, on Friday, exploded in the early hours of Sunday....

Witnesses describe rescue attempt at Lurgan Park lake

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  • December 13, 2010
A witness to the failed rescue of a 51-year-old man from an icy lake in Lurgan Park has said while watching the incident unfold he had "the feeling that it wasn't going to end well". Police were told at 1400 GMT on Sunday that a man had fallen throug...

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