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Railway line between Liverpool and Manchester closed by fire

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  • July 28, 2011
The railway line between Liverpool and Manchester has been closed overnight because of a fire, police have said. A fire was reported at a garage beneath the railway bridge in Marsh House Lane, Warrington, at 17:00 BST. Reports that the premises might...

Companies fined over Crewe chemical fire

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  • July 28, 2011
Two companies have been fined following a major chemical fire at an industrial estate in Crewe. It took more than 100 firefighters to extinguish the blaze at the Gateway industrial estate in June 2007. The fire, on recycling firm Greenway's premises,...

US film crowd clashes with police in Los Angeles

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  • July 28, 2011
An unruly crowd threw bottles at riot police and started fires on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles after a film premiere was cancelled. The near-riot erupted at the screening of a documentary about an electronic music festival outside Grauman's Chi...

M4 tunnel fire: Experts begin tests to analyse damage

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  • July 28, 2011
Tests are being carried out which will help determine how much longer the Brynglas tunnel westbound on the M4 motorway will remain closed. The Welsh Government said it could reopen next week but experts were still analysing the tunnel's lining. Motor...

Two killed in Walthamstow house fire

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  • July 28, 2011
Two men have died in a fire at a two-storey mid-terrace house in east London. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said 20 firefighters tackled the blaze at the house in Woodlands Road in Walthamstow at about 23:00 BST on Wednesday. The men were rescued from th...

Helensburgh fire murder family 'devastated and angry'

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  • July 28, 2011
The aunt of a man and young girl who were killed in a deliberate house fire has said the family has been left "shattered, devastated and angry". Margaret McKechnie's statement came four days after her nephew Thomas Sharkey, 21, and eight-year-old nie...

Brothers jailed for Camberwell toddler arson death

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  • July 28, 2011
Two half-brothers convicted of killing a 19-month-old girl in an "evil" revenge arson attack have been jailed. Siariah Letang was overcome by smoke in the blaze in Camberwell, south London, in September, the Old Bailey heard. Richard Kwakye, 28, of T...

Discarded socks spark fire alert at Storrington house

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  • July 28, 2011
A pair of socks which had become wedged beside the bulb of a bedside lamp led to a 999 emergency after smoke filled the bedroom of a West Sussex house. Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus entered the detached family home in Storrington on Tuesday ...

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