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Woman in Great Yarmouth 'killed before fire started'

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  • October 9, 2014
A woman whose body was found following a fire at a house in Norfolk had been killed before the blaze was started, police have said. The woman, believed to be in her mid-30s, was found on the ground floor of the house in Admiralty Road, Great Yarmouth...

Derby telephone exchange fire cuts service to thousands

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  • October 9, 2014
An early-morning fire at a telephone exchange in Derby cut service to tens of thousands of BT customers. Equipment and cabling on the first floor of the city's main exchange on Colyear Street were damaged in the blaze. BT spokesman Paul Hayward said ...

Cody the dog: Man jailed for setting pet on fire

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  • October 9, 2014
A County Antrim man who set fire to a dog has been jailed for 10 months.  Cody, a three-year-old collie, had to be put down after being doused in accelerant and set alight in 2012. Andrew Richard Stewart, 23, from Wellington Parks, Maghaberry, will ...

'Deadly fire' at Iran military explosives facility

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  • October 9, 2014
A fire and explosion at a military explosives facility near the Iranian capital Tehran has left at least two people dead, reports say. The semi-official Iranian Students News Agency (Isna) said the fire was in an "explosive materials production unit"...

Nottinghamshire fire engine drivers at fault in 90% of crashes, study shows

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  • October 9, 2014
About 90% of "blue light" accidents involving fire crews were the fault of the engine driver, according to a local authority study. The fire engine driver was at fault in 79% of accidents under normal conditions, the study also found. Nottinghamshire...

Man and woman die in Great Yarmouth house fire

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  • October 6, 2014
A man and a woman have died in a house fire in Great Yarmouth, police have said. Emergency services were called to the house on Admiralty Road at 12:20 BST, where the pair's bodies were found. Their deaths are being treated as 'unexplained'. The hous...

Majestyk fire: Arson suspect mistakenly released by court security

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  • October 4, 2014
A man accused of setting fire to a former Leeds nightclub was mistakenly released from court custody. Stuart Jefferson, 32, of Broadlee Street, Leeds, denied starting the fire at the Majestyk when he appeared at Leeds Magistrates' Court on Thursday. ...

Crews tackle Llandudno seafront hotel fire

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  • October 4, 2014
Firefighters have put out a blaze at a hotel on Llandudno seafront. It broke out in an electrical unit on the lower ground floor of the White House Hotel, St George's Crescent, at 17:15 BST. Two fire crews from the Conwy town and one aerial ladder pl...

Hereford and Worcester Fire Service cuts two engines

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  • October 4, 2014
Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue service is to cut two fire engines from its fleet, with the loss of 38 full-time firefighters. It had originally proposed to scrap 10 engines across the two counties and cut 44 jobs. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU...

London's Liverpool Street station evacuated in fire alert

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  • October 4, 2014
London's Liverpool Street station was evacuated after firefighters were called to reports of smoke coming from a fast food restaurant.  London Fire Brigade (LFB) said it was called to reports of smoke coming from a Burger King in the station concour...

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