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Elderly couple die in Salford house fire

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  • October 16, 2013
An elderly couple have died in a fire at their house in Greater Manchester. Firefighters were called to the blaze in Temple Drive in Pendlebury, Salford, shortly after 14:15 BST on Tuesday. Ken Done, aged 89, and his 90-year-old wife Mary, were found...

Deadly explosion at gas storage tank in central Mexico

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  • October 16, 2013
At least five people have been killed and three injured in a gas explosion in the central Mexican state of Puebla, officials say. It is not yet clear what caused the blast at the natural gas storage plant at the Chachapa industrial park. The explosio...

Browns Coachworks Limited goes into administration

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  • October 16, 2013
A County Antrim company that includes the Royal Family among its clients has gone into administration. Browns Coachworks Limited - a family business with a factory in Lisburn - has been operating for about 150 years. As well as being coach builders, ...

Essex Fire strike: Grab a kebab plea

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  • October 16, 2013
People have been urged to "grab a kebab" rather than cook during a firefighters' strike. Essex Fire and Rescue issued the unusual plea ahead of industrial action planned for Saturday night. The service said 56% of fires in the county start in kitchen...

Cuxham thatched cottage damaged by 'serious' blaze

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  • October 16, 2013
More than 30 firefighters have tackled a "serious" blaze at a thatched cottage in south Oxfordshire. Crews managed to stop the fire in Cuxham, near Watlington, from spreading to the roof of the cottage, on Tuesday. No-one was injured and the fire inv...

Devon and Somerset 'no response' to daytime fire alarms

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  • October 16, 2013
Devon and Somerset Fire Service will not respond to automatic fire alarms from non-residential properties during the daytime. The plan means the service would not attend such properties between 08:00 BST and 18:00 BST, Monday to Friday unless there i...

NI Fire Service: two bosses criticised in PAC report

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  • October 16, 2013
The actions of two senior managers at the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) were wrong and reprehensible, a report has found. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said the decision to suspend a whistle-blower caused the service reputati...

Man remains critical after Londonderry gas explosion

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  • October 16, 2013
A man remains in a critical condition in hospital following a gas explosion in Derry on Monday night. Trevor McNeill, 42, was transferred from Altnagelvin Hospital in the city to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast to be treated for serious burns....

London Assembly 'needs more power to scrutinise mayor'

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  • October 16, 2013
A parliament committee has called for the London Assembly to have greater powers to challenge Boris Johnson. The Communities and Local Government Select Committee recommended the assembly be able to call in mayoral decisions before they are implement...

Two teenagers die in deer crash car fire on A10 in Ware

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  • October 16, 2013
Two teenagers died when their car hit a deer, collided with another car and caught fire on the A10 in Hertfordshire. Driver Daniela Ruggiero, 18 from Hoddesdon, and her passenger, 17, were in a Citroen travelling northbound on the A10 between Ware an...

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