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Man and woman hurt in Camp Bestival site explosion

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  • August 2, 2013
Two people have suffered serious burns in an explosion at a music festival campsite. A woman was airlifted to a specialist burns unit and a man was taken to hospital by ambulance after the blast at Camp Bestival in Dorset. Witnesses reported seeing a...

Scotsman Hotel chemical death bodies removed

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  • August 2, 2013
The bodies of a man and woman found dead after a chemical incident in an Edinburgh hotel are to undergo forensic analysis. The pair were found in a room at the Scotsman Hotel at 12:15 on Thursday. Police Scotland said the emergency operation at the h...

Woman remembers Isle of Man fire tragedy at Summerland

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  • August 2, 2013
A family from Northern Ireland who were caught up in a fire at a holiday complex on the Isle of Man 40 years ago will attend a memorial there on Friday. The McQuillan family from Culcavy, near Hillsborough, had just arrived at the Summerland resort i...

Summerland fire: Survivor recalls 'horror inferno'

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  • August 2, 2013
Fifty people - most of them holidaymakers from the UK - perished in a fire at a leisure complex in 1973. Forty years on, it remains one of the worst disasters in Isle of Man history. Sally Naden remembers the terror of being trapped in the Summerland...

World Police and Fire Games opening ceremony takes place in Belfast

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  • August 2, 2013
The opening ceremony for the World Police and Fire Games 2013 has taken place in Belfast. 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 event to...

Inquiry calls into ambulance delay after fatal Heston fire

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  • August 2, 2013
An MP has called on the health secretary to launch an inquiry into how ambulance services in London are able to cope with emergencies. Feltham and Heston MP Seema Malhotra called on Jeremy Hunt to launch an inquiry after a fatal west London fire. A m...

Essex Fire Service China trip paid for by camera firm

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  • August 2, 2013
Essex Fire Service has admitted accepting flights and accommodation from a firm that supplied it with equipment worth thousands of pounds. Two officers visited China last week on an Essex County Council trade mission. A BBC investigation has learned ...

Humberside Fire Service hails zero house fire deaths

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  • August 2, 2013
For the first time since 1976 there have been no deaths in house fires in East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire over a 12 month period, according to the fire service. Daryl Oprey, head of safety for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, said an incr...

Firms fined for safety failings in Leeds gas work fire

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  • August 2, 2013
Two companies have been fined for safety failings which led to a severe fire in Leeds. The fire in Dewsbury Road, Beeston in 2010 forced the evacuation of six homes, the closure of a major road and led gas supplies to be turned off. The blaze started...

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