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Shed arson attacks investigated in Bamber Bridge

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  • December 11, 2010
Three arson attacks on sheds and garages are being investigated by Lancashire police and the fire service. The fires were started within just a few minutes at about 0325 GMT in the Chorley Road and Drakes Hollow areas of Bamber Bridge. Lancashire Fir...

Southampton flats evacuated following blaze

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  • December 11, 2010
A Southampton terrace has been badly damaged after fire broke out in a flat. Firefighters were called to the property in Mansell Road East, in the Millbrook area of the city, shortly before 2230 GMT. Hampshire Fire and Rescue said the fire started in...

Fire severely damages family home in Dorset

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  • December 11, 2010
The roof of a family home in Dorset has been seriously damaged after fire broke out in a chimney. Firefighters were called to the property in Hyde, near Wareham, in the early hours of Saturday. Dorset Fire and Rescue Service said 38 firefighters were...

Man jailed for petrol fire threat at Donnington club

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  • December 11, 2010
A man who poured petrol over the head of a man and threatened to set him alight after being banned from a Telford social club has been jailed. Martin Somers, 44, of Queens Road, Donnington was given an indeterminate prison sentence with a minimum two...

Guernsey shed fire damages nearby houses

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  • December 11, 2010
A shed fire burnt so intensely that it damaged a number of nearby houses, Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service said. Two fire engines were sent to Route Summerfield, in the Vale, after the fire was reported about 1300 GMT on Friday. The road was blocked ...

Chester fire-hit firms' Royal Mail demo over post

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  • December 11, 2010
Business owners who lost their premises in a huge fire have been protesting outside a Royal Mail office in Chester. They claim the delivery service has refused to give them at least five days worth of mail since the fire ripped through their premises...

Elderly man dies in Fearnville house fire

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  • December 11, 2010
A man in his 70s has died in a house fire in Leeds, police have said. Another man, who is in his 40s, was injured in the fire at a property in Hollin Park Terrace, Fearnville, shortly after midday on Friday. He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary bu...

Man jailed for killing jockeys in Malton flat fire

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  • December 11, 2010
A man has been jailed for a minimum of seven-and-a-half years for killing two promising young jockeys in an arson attack in North Yorkshire. Jamie Kyne, 18, from County Galway in the Irish Republic and Jan Wilson, 19, from Forfar in Angus, died in th...

Coroner's call over poisonous gas monitors

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  • December 11, 2010
A coroner has urged the Housing Executive to reconsider its policy on carbon monoxide monitors after a series of deaths from gas poisoning. Brian Sherrard was speaking at an inquest for Isobel Stockman, 79, from Mountcollyer Avenue, Belfast, found de...

Fears grow for missing siblings after Denny farm blaze

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  • December 11, 2010
Fears are growing for an elderly brother and sister missing after a fire at a farmhouse near Falkirk. Emergency services were called to the house at Castlerankine Farm, near Denny, at 0345 GMT on Thursday, when the building was already "well ablaze"....

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