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Fire kills US advertising executive's girls and parents

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  • December 26, 2011
An affluent community in the US state of Connecticut is coming to terms with a fire that killed an advertising executive's three children and parents. Madonna Badger was unable to save her daughters - a 10-year-old and seven-year-old twins - and her ...

Five injured in three-car crash in Derbyshire

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  • December 26, 2011
Five people have been injured after three cars were involved in crash in Derbyshire. The collision happened on Tamworth Road in Sawley, near Long Eaton, at about 12:30 GMT on Sunday. One man was cut free from his car and was airlifted to hospital by ...

Thirteen taken to hospital after Rhyl flats fire rescue

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  • December 26, 2011
Thirteen people were taken to hospital after being helped by firefighters from a blaze at flats in Denbighshire in the early hours of Monday. A joint police and fire service investigation is under way into the fire at Water Street, Rhyl, after the al...

Explosion and fire at Lincoln takeaway kebab shop

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  • December 26, 2011
Investigations are under way after an explosion and fire at a takeaway kebab shop in Lincoln city centre. Fire and Rescue officers were called to Tasty Provisions in St Mary's Street at about 23:45 GMT on Sunday. The fire was extinguished and no-one ...

Man, 62, dies in house fire in Ashington

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  • December 26, 2011
A 62-year-old man has been found dead after a fire broke out in a house in Northumberland. Emergency crews tackled the blaze, at 17:30 GMT on Christmas Day, in Ashington, where they discovered the man's body inside the house. No-one else was injured ...

Frimley Park Hospital helipad 'icing on the cake'

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  • December 26, 2011
A helicopter landing pad is being installed on the roof of a Surrey hospital as part of the construction of a new £22m emergency department. Sections of the helipad, which is due to be finished by mid-January, are being fitted at Frimley Park Ho...

Man dies in Nottingham flat fire

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  • December 25, 2011
A man has died in a flat fire in Nottingham. Police officers and firefighters found his body at Highcross Leys flats, off Woodborough Road, at 10:20 GMT on Christmas Day. A Nottinghamshire police spokesman said: "The body of a man, who is yet to be f...

Man arrested after Huyton house fire

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  • December 25, 2011
A man has been arrested after a house in Merseyside was "extensively damaged" by fire. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service were called to a house in Tarbock Road, Huyton, at about 06:55 GMT. There were no reports of injuries, but neighbouring homes we...

High risk of house fires in December: Jersey Fire Service

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  • December 25, 2011
People in Jersey are being warned to be more aware of fire risks at home. Community Fire Safety Officer, Phil Falle, said electrical problems, such as overloaded plug sockets, and candles, cause more house fires in December than in any other month. H...

Firefighters tackle Bradford city centre fire

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  • December 25, 2011
Firefighters tackled a blaze in the centre of Bradford on Christmas Eve. West Yorkshire Fire Service said up to 50 firefighters were required to bring the fire under control and 15 stayed overnight to damp it down. The fire broke out in a commercial ...

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