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Bodies of two pensioners found after Tooting flat fire

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  • May 3, 2013
The bodies of two elderly people have been found in a flat in south London after a fire. Police and fire crews were called to Coverton Road in Tooting at about 21:30 BST on Thursday. A "large part" of the flat was damaged. The blaze was brought under...

California firefighters brace for poor conditions

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  • May 3, 2013
Firefighters in southern California are preparing for hazardous conditions as strong dry winds fan a growing wildfire along the Pacific coast. The blaze erupted near Camarillo on Thursday, and forced authorities to shut part of the Pacific Coast High...

Barnet Councillor Brian Coleman admits parking row attack

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  • May 3, 2013
An ex-Conservative mayor has admitted attacking a woman as she filmed him parking illegally on a street where he had helped introduce unpopular charges. Brian Coleman, a Barnet councillor, admitted a charge of common assault by beating at Uxbridge Ma...

Teenager arrested over Kirkcaldy scrapyard fire

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  • May 3, 2013
A teenage boy has been arrested and charged in connection with a major fire at a Fife scrapyard. About 70 firefighters tackled the blaze in Randolph industrial estate in Dysart, Kirkcaldy, on Monday after an explosion was heard at 00:27. More than 10...

Warning over gorse fires after Sulby reservoir incident

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  • May 3, 2013
Firefighters have warned people about gorse fires after one on the Isle of Man got "out of control". Crews were called to the "controlled" fire covering 50-sq-m, which had escalated due to strong winds in the area of the Sulby reservoir on Thursday. ...

Mother and son in hospital after fire in Edinburgh home

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  • May 3, 2013
A mother and her son have been taken to hospital following a fire in their Edinburgh home which spread from the garden. The 35-year-old woman and four-year-old son are being treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for smoke inhalation. The fire broke ou...

Man burned in Manchester factory explosion

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  • May 3, 2013
A 28-year-old man has suffered burns in an explosion at a factory in Manchester. The blast at 09:30 BST blew the lid off a tank and caused the roof to collapse at Vita Liquid Polymers, Harling Road, Wythenshawe, firefighters said. A police spokesman ...

Heysham nuclear reactor shut down 'as precaution'

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  • May 3, 2013
A nuclear reactor has been shut down after smoke was seen coming from a plant in Lancashire. The reactor at Heysham One nuclear power station was shut down at 18:00 BST on Thursday due to smouldering lagging on a turbine. EDF, which operates the reac...

Merthyr Tydfil grass fire affects wide area

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  • May 3, 2013
South Wales firefighters received 150 calls to grass fires within the space of a few hours on Thursday evening, with the biggest over Merthyr Tydfil. It affected about 500 hectares (1,200 acres) on a mountain behind the Asda supermarket site and coul...

M42 motorway closed after lorry fire

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  • May 3, 2013
Part of the M42 in the West Midlands has been closed after a lorry fire. The vehicle was on the hard shoulder of the southbound carriageway, near junction 3a, when it caught fire in the early hours. The carriageway has been closed between junctions 4...

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