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World Police and Fire Games opening ceremony in Belfast

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  • August 1, 2013
The World Police and Fire Games 2013 will be officially opened at a ceremony in Belfast later. It is the first time the 10-day event has been held in the United Kingdom, and 6,700 international competitors have entered. It is the largest sporting eve...

Devon and Somerset fire chief Lee Howell goes part time

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  • August 1, 2013
The chief of Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has been criticised for his decision to go part time and take up a consultancy role in Wales. Lee Howell, who recently oversaw £5.5m in service cuts, is joining the Welsh government as one of H...

Twins for New Zealand couple who lost triplets in fire

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  • August 1, 2013
A New Zealand couple whose triplets died in a fire in Qatar have now had baby twins. The triplets of Jane and Martin Weekes died in a nursery in Villaggio shopping mall in Qatar in May 2012, in a fire blamed on an electrical fault. The blaze killed 1...

East London hostel a 'fire death trap'

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  • August 1, 2013
A fire safety expert has described an illegal hostel in east London as a "potential death trap" following a BBC London investigation. The hostel is in a former Victorian factory within the well-known artists' community at Cable Street Studios in Lime...

Man jailed for life over deadly Sydney nursing home blaze

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  • August 1, 2013
A man who started a fire that killed 11 elderly people at a nursing home in the Australian city of Sydney has been jailed for life without parole. Roger Dean, 37, pleaded guilty in May to 11 counts of murder in connection with the 18 November 2011 bl...

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