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Derby fire deaths: Mick Philpott "paranoid" about child custody

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  • February 25, 2013
A father accused of killing six of his children in a house fire was "paranoid" about losing five other children in a custody battle, a court has heard. Mick Philpott was afraid he would not be able to see the five after a hearing scheduled for the da...

London Mayor Boris Johnson rejects budget change

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  • February 25, 2013
London Mayor Boris Johnson has rejected calls to reverse his proposed council tax cut which opposition parties says will keep 12 fire stations open. A coalition of opposition groups at the London Assembly said a reduction in his council tax precept o...

Central Roofing (South Wales)'s £21m fine after factory fire

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  • February 25, 2013
A roofing contractor has been ordered to pay more than £21m damages after a fire tore through a factory leaving it a smoking ruin. Bridgend-based Central Roofing (South Wales) Ltd had been working on the roof of Mueller Europe's copper tubing plant ...

Daw Mill coal mining may end after 'ferocious' fire

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  • February 25, 2013
Mining is unlikely to resume after a ferocious underground fire at Warwickshire's last pit, UK Coal says. More than 100 miners were evacuated from Daw Mill Colliery after the blaze broke out 1,770 ft (540m) below the surface on Friday afternoon. Kevi...

Carbon monoxide deaths: Family 'unconscious in minutes'

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  • February 25, 2013
Three family members who died from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning would have been "unconscious within minutes", a fire service has said. The bodies of John Cook, 90, his wife Audrey, 86, and their 46-year-old daughter Maureen were discovered in ...

Daw Mill colliery production halted after 'ferocious' fire

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  • February 25, 2013
Mining has stopped because of a "ferocious"' underground fire at a Warwickshire colliery. One hundred and six miners were evacuated from Daw Mill Colliery after the blaze broke out 1,770 ft (540m) below the surface on Friday afternoon. Kevin McCullou...

Murder charge over workshop fire in Southall

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  • February 25, 2013
Two men have been charged with murder after a man died following a fire that destroyed a workshop in west London. Benedykt Nowak, 34, died and a 26-year-old man was injured in the fire in Dilloway Industrial Estate, The Green in Southall on 22 Februa...

24 homeless as fire destroys The George bar and flats in Paisley

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  • February 25, 2013
An investigation has been launched into a major blaze that destroyed a pub and flats in Paisley on Sunday, leaving 24 people homeless. Firefighters were called to The George bar in Causeyside Street at about 03:30, after an "extensive" fire broke out...

Camborne family die in suspected CO poisoning

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  • February 25, 2013
An elderly couple and their daughter have died from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at a caravan park. Firefighters and a specialist hazardous material advisor attended the property at Tremarle Home Park, North Roskear, Camborne on Saturday after...

Carbon monoxide detectors for Cornish foster families

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  • February 25, 2013
Carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are to be installed at 200 foster carer homes in Cornwall The detectors were given to Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the Gas Safe charity. CO is produce...

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