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Andrew Buchanan charged over parliament fire incident

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  • January 1, 2016
A man has appeared in court charged with attempting to set fire to the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood by throwing two lit torches onto the roof. Andrew Buchanan, from Edinburgh, made a brief appearance in private before Sheriff Kenneth Maciver. No p...

Dubai seeks cause of massive hotel fire at New Year

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  • January 1, 2016
The authorities in Dubai are trying to find out what caused a spectacular fire to engulf a 63-storey luxury hotel in the city centre on New Year's Eve. Firefighters managed to subdue the blaze, but part of the Address Downtown Hotel is still smoulder...

'Massive' factory fire breaks out in Leicester

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  • January 1, 2016
A "massive" fire has broken out at a building near to a number of factories in Leicester. The blaze started in Ross Walk, near Abbey Park, in the Belgrave area of the city at about 14:00 GMT. Leicestershire Police have asked people to avoid the area ...

Body found after Boxing Day house fire on Skye

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  • January 1, 2016
A body has been found at a house on the Isle of Skye following a fire on Boxing Day. Emergency services were called to a blaze at a croft house in Kilmuir on Saturday. Due to the level of damage caused, police and fire officers were unable to enter t...

Man, 72, dies after fire at house in Greenock

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  • January 1, 2016
A 72-year-old man who was critically injured in a fire at a house in Inverclyde has died in hospital. Fire crews were called to the terraced house in Berwick Road, Greenock, at about 18:23 on Sunday. The man was treated for serious burns at Inverclyd...

Elderly woman dies in house fire in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh

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  • January 1, 2016
An elderly woman has died in a house fire in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. Emergency services were called to the house in Silverhill Park shortly before midnight on Sunday. The woman's husband, who is in his 70s and was also in the house at the time...

Murder inquiry after Forest Gate house fire

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  • January 1, 2016
A murder investigation has begun after the body of a man was found after a house fire in the early hours of Christmas Day. Four people escaped from the terraced home on Field Road, Forest Gate, before firefighters arrived shortly after 04:42 GMT. Cre...

Man, 53, dies in Bere Alston house fire

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  • January 1, 2016
A 53-year-old man has died in a fire at a house in Devon. Thirty firefighters were called to the scene at Fore Street in Bere Alston at about 07:00 GMT on Boxing Day. The man was taken to Derriford Hospital by ambulance, where he was pronounced dead....

Fatal Rhyl workshop fire unexplained, police say

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  • January 1, 2016
A fatal fire at a workshop in Denbighshire is being treated as unexplained, police have said. A joint investigation is under way after a body was found at the building on Vale Road, Rhyl, at about 17:00 GMT on Wednesday. Eleven neighbouring propertie...

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