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Waverley Hotel in Perth damaged by fire

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  • November 23, 2015
A fire has cause extensive damage to a derelict hotel in Perth owned by Stagecoach tycoon Ann Gloag. The blaze at the Waverley Hotel, on York Place, started at about 21:40 on Tuesday. Ms Gloag bought the former hotel in 2011 and is hoping to develop ...

Pensioner rescued from house fire in Leith

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  • November 23, 2015
A pensioner has been rescued from a house fire in Edinburgh. The emergency services were called to Hamilton Wynd in Leith at about 11:40. A man in his 60s was brought to safety and treated at the scene by an ambulance rapid response team. He was take...

Prestatyn landlord Jay Liptrot changes flat fire death plea

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  • November 23, 2015
A Denbighshire landlord who owned a flat where five people died in a fire has had manslaughter charges against him dropped. Jay Liptrot, 43, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge at Caernarfon Crown Court on Wednesday. Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, Liam Timbrell,...

Preston city centre fire tackled by 80 firefighters

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  • November 23, 2015
Eighty firefighters worked throughout the night to bring a large fire in Preston under control. The fire started in the early hours in an industrial unit on Crook Street off Ribbleton Lane in the city centre. Police say a number of roads were closed ...

One in hospital following fire at Inverness bar

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  • November 23, 2015
One person has been taken to hospital after a fire at a bar in Inverness. Fire crews were called to the Hootananny venue in Church Street at about 17:20 on Monday following reports of an explosion. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said fir...

Prestatyn landlord Jay Liptrot on trial over fire deaths

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  • November 23, 2015
A Denbighshire landlord failed to put "basic safety precautions" in place at a flat where five people died in a fire, a court has heard. Jay Liptrot, 43, owned the Prestatyn property where neighbour Melanie Smith set a pushchair alight following a ro...

Manchester's London Road Fire Station sold to developers

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  • November 23, 2015
A landmark former fire station in Manchester is to be redeveloped after a long campaign. The Grade II-listed London Road Fire Station in the city centre has been empty for about 14 years after plans to turn it into a hotel were shelved. The building ...

Woman rescued from Falkirk home after cigarette fire

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  • November 23, 2015
Firefighters rescued a woman from her home in Falkirk after a cigarette sparked a blaze in her living room. The woman suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital after the fire shortly before 11:00 on Sunday. Crews from Falkirk and Bo'ness we...

Two men treated in hospital after flat fire in Hamilton

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  • November 23, 2015
Two men have been treated in hospital following a fire at a flat in Hamilton. Fire crews were called to the property, in the South Lanarkshire town's Grammar School Square, at about 03:15. They extinguished the blaze and confirmed everyone was safe b...

Southampton school fire started by laser cutting machine

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  • November 16, 2015
A blaze broke out at a public school after a laser-cutting machine overheated. The "recently serviced and relatively new" device, at King Edward VI School in Southampton, caught fire at about 10:45 GMT on Friday. Headteacher Julian Thould said the fi...

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