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Teenage mother dies after being found on fire in street

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  • December 30, 2013
An 18-year-old mother has died after she was found on fire in a street in south-west London. Police and firefighters were called to a level crossing on West Barnes Lane, in Raynes Park, at 01:00 GMT on Sunday. Scotland Yard said the woman had a young...

Ferry fire on North Sea leads to two arrests

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  • December 30, 2013
Two men have been arrested after a fire on a North Sea ferry led to six people being airlifted to hospital. A 26-year-old was arrested on suspicion of arson and a 28-year-old was arrested on suspicion of affray. RAF helicopters winched one passenger ...

Neighbours praised after fire in Mackey Street, Belfast

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  • December 30, 2013
Neighbours who rescued two people from a house fire in the Tiger's Bay area of north Belfast have been praised by the police and politicians. The fire - being treated as malicious - was discovered at a house in Mackey Street just after midnight on Su...

Woman and child saved from fire in Jersey by smoke alarm

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  • December 30, 2013
A smoke alarm saved the lives of a woman and a child when a fire broke out at their home in Jersey. The blaze in St John's started in the conservatory and spread to rest of the building. Paramedics treated an eight-year-old boy and his mother for smo...

Microwave wheat bag causes fire in Melrose sheltered housing

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  • December 30, 2013
Firefighters were called to a sheltered housing complex in the Borders after an overheated microwaveable wheat-filled bag led to a bedroom fire. The alarm was raised at Priorwood Court in Melrose at about 03:15. An elderly woman was treated at hospit...

North Sea ferry fire on MS King Seaways prompts probe

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  • December 29, 2013
An investigation is under way after a fire on board a ferry in the North Sea forced it to return to Newcastle. Police are questioning those on board, while a person suspected of starting the fire was detained by the crew. RAF helicopters winched two ...

Fire engine skids off road in ice near Coleraine

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  • December 29, 2013
Six firefighters have escaped injury after the appliance they were in skidded off the road into a field near Coleraine. It happened on the Curragh Road shortly after 06:00 GMT on Saturday. The fire and rescue service said the accident was caused by b...

India train fire 'kills 23' in Andhra Pradesh state

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  • December 28, 2013
At least 23 people, including two children, have died after a fire broke out on a train in southern India, media reports say. The blaze engulfed a carriage of the Nanded-Bangalore Express while it was travelling through Andhra Pradesh state, rail off...

M11 Christmas Eve crash driver has 'incredible escape'

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  • December 28, 2013
A driver had an "incredible escape" from serious injury when a car was "sliced" in two as it hit a sign on the M11, Essex Fire Service has said. The vehicle left the road and collided with a large motorway sign at junction 9a near Great Chesterford a...

Claire Tiltman murder: Friends to host charity concert

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  • December 28, 2013
Friends of a Kent schoolgirl who was murdered nearly 21 years ago have organised a concert to remember her and raise funds for charity. Claire Tiltman was stabbed more than 40 times in an alleyway off London Road, in Greenhithe, four days after her 1...

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