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Two in hospital after Conwy flat fire

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  • February 15, 2013
Two people are being treated in hospital after a flat fire in Conwy town centre during rush hour. Fire crews rescued one person in the blaze at Berry Street at 17:18 GMT on Friday. It is understood they were injured and had to be taken to hospital. A...

Derby fire deaths: Mick Philpott 'watched wife having sex'

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  • February 15, 2013
A man accused of killing six of his children in a house fire watched his wife have sex with another man from which she fell pregnant, a court heard. Claire Tyler, a friend and colleague of Mairead Philpott, told the court Mrs Philpott aborted the pre...

Probe into woman's death after fire at Stirling care home

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  • February 15, 2013
Investigations are under way into the death of a 99-year-old woman in a care home in Stirling. She was badly burnt in a fire in the smoking room of Wellgreen House on Wednesday. She was taken to hospital but later died of her injuries. Stirling Counc...

Fire at Turner and Newall asbestos factory in Rochdale

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  • February 15, 2013
A huge fire has broken out at a former asbestos factory in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, the fire service said. About 50 firefighters tackled the blaze after being called out just before 03:00 GMT to the old Turner and Newall site in Spodden Valley. ...

Man dies after fire in car outside Middlesbrough pub

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  • February 15, 2013
A man has died following a car fire in Middlesbrough. Three fire crews attended the blaze in the car park of the Stainton pub in Meldyke Lane, on Thursday evening. A man in his forties was taken to Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital for t...

Elderly woman dies after 'electric blanket' fire in Salford

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  • February 15, 2013
An elderly woman has died following a fire at her Salford home, thought to have been due to an electric blanket. The 86-year-old suffered severe burns and smoke inhalation in the blaze, which took place on Thursday at about 09:00 GMT on Park Avenue, ...

Fire at Turner and Newall asbestos factory in Rochdale

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  • February 15, 2013
A huge fire has broken out at a former asbestos factory in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, the fire service said. About 50 firefighters tackled the blaze after being called out just before 03:00 GMT to the old Turner and Newall site in Spodden Valley. ...

Carnival Triumph passengers disembark in Alabama

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  • February 15, 2013
All 3,200 passengers have now disembarked from a crippled cruise ship that reached the US coast four days after an engine fire knocked out power. The Carnival Triumph docked in Mobile, Alabama, at 21:15 (03:15 GMT Friday). Disembarking the passengers...

Defence Medal for ex-Warwickshire auxiliary firefighter

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  • February 15, 2013
A former auxiliary firefighter from Warwickshire has been honoured for his services to the area during World War II. Lionel Clarke, 99, received the Defence Medal for his efforts during the war which included assisting others during the Coventry blit...

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