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Fire hits Bakehouse Company restaurant in Edinburgh

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  • June 17, 2011
Firefighters have been dealing with a blaze which broke out at a restaurant in the new town area of Edinburgh. The alarm at The Bakehouse Company premises in Broughton Street was raised at about 2040 BST on Friday evening. Lothian and Borders Fire an...

Falmouth docks fire forces people out of homes overnight

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  • June 17, 2011
More than 150 residents will not return to their homes overnight following a fire involving gas cylinders at a Cornwall dockyard. The blaze at Falmouth Docks started at about 0810 BST among acetylene cylinders outside a warehouse. The fire service sa...

Gas blast at workshop alongside A1 near Peterborough

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  • June 17, 2011
A gas cylinder has exploded in a fire at a car repair workshop alongside the A1 near Peterborough. Police shut the northbound carriageway between Fletton and Wansford to allow firefighters to tackle the blaze and to clear debris from the road. Six fi...

Moreton fire college 'needs private cash'

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  • June 17, 2011
The Cotswolds-based UK Fire Service College has been told it needs to team up with private training providers to prevent it from closing. A Local Government Association (LGA) report said the training centre, at Moreton-in-Marsh, was under used and "b...

Royston cars arson: seven vehicles damaged

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  • June 17, 2011
Seven cars have been set on fire as arsonists struck in two neighbouring streets near Barnsley overnight. Firefighters found the vehicles ablaze in Cross Lane and Bisley Close in Royston in the early hours of Friday. Residents described their shock a...

Ex-soldier Simon Beech accused of Stoke mosque arson

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  • June 17, 2011
A former soldier has appeared in court charged in connection with an arson attack at a mosque in Stoke-on-Trent. Simon Beech, 23, of Hartshill Road in the city, denied arson with intent to endanger life, committing arson recklessly and criminal damag...

Injuries after college bus crash in Pembrokeshire

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  • June 17, 2011
Six people have been taken to hospital following a collision between a college minibus and a lorry in Pembrokeshire. Dyfed-Powys Police said their injuries are not believed to be serious following the crash on the B4329 near Crosswell around 0800 BST...

Grampian Police plea after suspicious Aberdeen fire

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  • June 17, 2011
Police have appealed for information after a serious suspicious fire in Aberdeen. Smoke could be seen billowing across the skyline near the beach area of the city on Thursday evening. Grampian Police said a storage shed had been set on fire at about ...

Fire closes sport complex at Glasgow's Kelvin Hall

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  • June 17, 2011
The Kelvin Hall in Glasgow has been closed after a fire broke out within the complex. Damage to the landmark building, one of Scotland's best-known sports arenas, is thought to be limited. The fire started before the centre was open to the public. Th...

Boy rescued after 25ft fall at Pensnett nature reserve

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  • June 17, 2011
A 15-year-old boy has been rescued after falling down a 25ft embankment and into a stream in a West Midlands nature reserve. He was stuck down the embankment, off Chapel Street in Pensnett, Brierley Hill, for around an hour and 45 minutes on Thursday...

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