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Faisal Latif jailed for 1992 Middleport fire killings

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  • October 1, 2013
A man has been jailed for 15 years after he admitted killing a mother and her son in a house fire, in 1992. Faisal Latif, 44, was arrested in the US in January on five charges, including two of murder. Marilyn Cook, 40, and her 16-year-old son Nichol...

Langton Matravers barn fire 'may involve asbestos'

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  • October 1, 2013
A fire at a barn filled with 150 tonnes of straw "may involve asbestos", Dorset Fire and Rescue Service has said. About 30 firefighters from Westborne, Swanage and Wareham were called to the fire at Durnford Drove in Langton Matravers at about 09:30 ...

Winchester house fire investigated as 'suspected arson'

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  • October 1, 2013
A fire that broke out at a home under construction in Winchester is being treated as arson following a Hampshire police and fire service investigation. Ten homes were evacuated during the blaze in Hatherley Road on 22 August at around 04:30 BST. Fort...

Warning after students evacuated following fire in halls

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  • October 1, 2013
More than 1,000 students were evacuated from halls of residence in the early hours when a cooker caught fire. Crews were called to Manchester Student Village in Lower Chatham Street at 02:58 BST after a fire on the sixth floor. No-one was hurt but th...

Chemical leak alert at DoubleTree hotel in Dundee

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  • October 1, 2013
Emergency crews are dealing with a suspected chlorine gas escape at a hotel in Dundee. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called out to the DoubleTree by Hilton at about 07:30 after the leak in the leisure area. A fire service spokeswoman said ...

Cambridge University Arms blaze tackled by 60 firefighters

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  • October 1, 2013
A prominent city centre hotel in Cambridge has been evacuated after a fire broke out in the early hours of the morning. More than 60 firefighters are tackling the blaze at the De Vere University Arms Hotel near Parker's Piece. Regent Street, a major ...

Llandrinio farm fire: Two barns destroyed and third badly damaged

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  • October 1, 2013
Around 30 fire fighters have tackled a blaze at farm in Powys which has destroyed two barns and badly damaged a third. The alarm was raised in Llandrinio, near Welshpool, shortly after 01:00 BST on Monday. Mid and West Wales Fire Service said the thr...

Derbyshire Fire Service propose cutting 'third of stations'

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  • October 1, 2013
Derbyshire Fire Service has announced plans to reduce the number of fire stations in the county by a third and cut a quarter of full-time posts to deal with a 40% cut to its budget. The service wants to reduce the number of stations from 31 to 20, wi...

Hereford & Worcester and Warwickshire fire services could merge

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  • October 1, 2013
Hereford & Worcester and Warwickshire fire services could merge under plans being considered in the counties. Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue has to save almost £5m from its budget over three years, while Warwickshire faces £3.5m cuts ...

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