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Redditch house fire: Lee Andrews remanded in custody

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  • August 14, 2013
A man has appeared in court charged with arson with intent to endanger life after a house fire in Worcestershire. Police were called to a semi-detached home in Bridley Moor Road in Batchley, Redditch at about 21:15 BST on Sunday where they found a fi...

Romney Marsh crash driver rescued after 14 hours

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  • August 14, 2013
A man who was trapped upside down in his car in a ditch filled with water for 14 hours has been rescued. The 44-year-old driver came off the A2070 in Romney Marsh at about 02:00 BST on Tuesday, but was not discovered until nearly 16:00 BST that after...

Ex-Denbigh mayor John Larsen denies explosion charge

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  • August 14, 2013
A former mayor of Denbigh who is accused of causing an explosion has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him. John Larsen is charged with three counts of arson, two charges of possessing explosives and one charge of causing an explosion. The ca...

Glasgow Central trains delayed by fire

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  • August 14, 2013
High-level trains from Glasgow Central were delayed after a line-side fire affected signalling equipment. Track operator Network Rail said the blaze broke out at 05:30 on Wednesday. The fire was extinguished quickly but subsequent high-level services...

Boy, 10, arrested over Birkenhead house 'arson'

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  • August 14, 2013
A 10-year-old boy has been bailed after being arrested over an alleged arson attack on a house in Birkenhead. Investigators are working to find out how the fire in Newport Close started on Saturday afternoon. No-one was injured but two properties suf...

Indian submarine hit by explosion at Mumbai port

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  • August 14, 2013
At least 18 sailors are feared to be trapped on board an Indian submarine that caught fire after an explosion in a Mumbai dockyard, officials say. The blast occurred shortly after midnight and it took fire-fighters several hours to douse the blaze. O...

Maesteg rugby club fire 'was deliberate', fire service says

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  • August 14, 2013
Fire crews spent over three hours tackling a blaze at a rugby club in the south Wales valleys which the fire service said had been started deliberately. Maesteg RFC officials described the fire as "devastating" as it follows a recent refurbishment an...

Power cut hits the Greek island of Santorini

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  • August 14, 2013
One of Greece's most popular tourist destinations, the island of Santorini, has been hit by a power cut. A fire at a power station cut off electricity to the entire island, during the peak of the tourist season. Managers of the Greek power network sa...

Aylsham Bathroom and Kitchen fire: Owner charged with arson

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  • August 14, 2013
The owner of a Norfolk kitchen and bathroom showroom has been charged with arson following a fire there last year. Justin Hindry, 40, of Drayton, near Norwich, has been charged with two counts of arson and two counts of fraud by false representation,...

Longest-serving Staffordshire firefighter retires

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  • August 14, 2013
A firefighter who trained to follow in his father's footsteps is retiring after 47 years of service. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue service said Chris Thompson was the longest-serving firefighter in its history. The average length of service for Staff...

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