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Murder charge over Lincolnshire workshop death

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  • June 8, 2011
A woman has been charged with the murder of her businessman boyfriend who was found dead in his Lincolnshire workshop after a fire. The body of David Twigg, 46, was discovered on 13 March inside a cupboard in a building in Station Yard, Burgh Le Mars...

Avon Fire helicopter trial gets under way

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  • June 8, 2011
A helicopter is being trialled by Avon Fire and Rescue to see if it can speed up response times. Fire chiefs have said it would be quicker and more efficient to fly in specialist teams to road crashes. Four fire engines and crews would be cut to pay ...

Bedminster fatal flats fire leads to evacuation

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  • June 8, 2011
One person has died in a fire at a block of flats in Bristol, which led to the evacuation of the building. Crews went to Mawdeley House in Catherine Mead Street, Bedminster, at 2315 BST on Tuesday after reports of a fire on the third floor. Firefight...

Jersey is 'far too dry' for bonfires says Fire Service

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  • June 8, 2011
Islanders are being urged not to light bonfires as it is "far too dry". Firefighters were called to two bonfires in Jersey on Tuesday, one of which was out of control. Station Manager Richard Liron said: "It is hard to believe people are still happy ...

Fire at Burnley furniture warehouse

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  • June 8, 2011
More than 50 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a furniture warehouse in Burnley. The fire broke out just after midnight at the building in the Spring Garden Mill shopping outlet on Plumbe Street. Nearby residents were asked by the fire servi...

Edlington piggery fire kills 100 piglets

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  • June 8, 2011
A hundred piglets have died after a fallen heating light ignited straw at a piggery in Lincolnshire. Crews from three fire stations were called to the site at Edlington, near Horncastle, on Tuesday night. The large shed, which measures 2,000 sq m (21...

Woman burned in Bournemouth nursing home fire

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  • June 8, 2011
A resident at a Dorset nursing home was taken to hospital with minor burns after she accidentally started a fire. The woman, aged in her 80s, had left clothing on her walking frame which caught alight at Bourne Nursing Home in Bournemouth. Fire crews...

Crews tackle kitchen fire at Meadow Bank, Holywell

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  • June 8, 2011
Fire crews tackled a kitchen blaze at a house in Flintshire containing four people overnight. Emergency services were alerted to the incident, at a semi-detached property in Meadow Bank, Holywell, just before 0100 BST on Wednesday. A North Wales Fire...

Indian bus crash kills 22 people

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  • June 8, 2011
At least 22 people were killed after the bus they were travelling in fell into a roadside ditch and caught fire in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The bus fell into the ditch late on Tuesday while trying to avoid a collision with a truck, police said...

More residents flee as Arizona Wallow fire grows

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  • June 8, 2011
A huge wildfire in the US state of Arizona that has forced thousands from their homes, continues to grow as the blaze rages for a 10th day. The so-called Wallow fire is now the second-largest in the state's history. Winds fuelling the flames drove th...

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