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Peckforton Castle: Bridegroom arrested over hotel fire

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  • June 20, 2011
A bridegroom has been arrested in connection with a fire at a historic country house hotel in Cheshire. The blaze started at Peckforton Castle, near Tarporley, just before 0500 BST on Sunday. Seventy guests were evacuated from the 48-bedroom hotel, a...

John McCain blames Arizona fires on illegal migrants

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  • June 20, 2011
US Senator John McCain has blamed illegal immigrants for starting some of the huge wildfires that have devastated the state of Arizona in recent weeks. Arizona's Republican senator accused migrants of setting fires either to signal others, keep warm ...

Gas terminal blast: Shell fined £1m plus £240,000 costs

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  • June 20, 2011
Shell UK has been fined £1m plus £240,000 costs after an explosion at a gas terminal in Norfolk in 2008. The company admitted seven safety and pollution offences following the explosion and fire at the Bacton terminal. Ipswich Crown Court h...

Scunthorpe leisure blast site probe delayed

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  • June 20, 2011
Experts hoping to assess the damage to a leisure centre plant room where an explosion happened at the weekend have been unable to gain access to the area. On Saturday three men were injured at the Pods leisure centre in Scunthorpe. An official from N...

Stockton firefighters celebrate 30th fire engine rally

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  • June 20, 2011
Serving and retired firefighters in Stockton are celebrating the 30th anniversary of one of the country's oldest fire engine rallies this weekend. The annual Fire Engine and Vintage Vehicle Rally, held at Preston Park in Eaglescliffe, celebrates the ...

Former Hadleigh fire station to open as art studios

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  • June 20, 2011
Artists are being offered the chance to take up residency in a former fire station in Essex. The building in Hadleigh closed in 2009 and has been renovated to include 15 studios, offices and a community hall for use by local groups. Essex County Coun...

Barrow fire death woman named as Clara Redfern

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  • June 20, 2011
An elderly woman killed in a house fire in Cumbria has been named by police. Clara Redfern, 82, was in her home on Strathaird Avenue, Barrow, when the blaze started early on 18 June. Neighbours and a police officer managed to rescue an 83-year-old ma...

Arson attack at St Pius RC School in Middlesbrough

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  • June 20, 2011
Primary school pupils have been left without toys and learning equipment after an arson attack on a summerhouse used as an outdoor classroom. The wooden structure at Middlesbrough's St Pius Roman Catholic School in Amersham Road was completely destro...

Fire at Greenock bus depot treated as 'wilful'

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  • June 20, 2011
A fire which destroyed buses at a depot in Greenock in Inverclyde at the weekend was started deliberately, according to police. Fire crews were called to the blaze at Wilson's Coaches in Dellingburn Street at about 2350 BST on Saturday. Eight buses w...

Bid to catch Lincolnshire barn fire arsonists

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  • June 20, 2011
Police and fire investigators in Lincolnshire are appealing for help to catch arsonists who set fire to a cereal barn and 250 straw bales. Firefighters were called to the barn in Acthorpe at about 0120 BST on Friday. A "significant" amount of produce...

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