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Grade-two listed Victorian terrace was left a shell

Police waiting to quiz man over murders

Post-mortem examinations are due to be carried out on the bodies of two women found murdered following a house fire in Devon.

Double murder probe after bodies found in house fire

A double murder probe was launched after two bodies were found following a house fire.

London fire crews vote on industrial action

Thousands of firefighters in the country's biggest brigade are to be balloted for industrial action in a row over new contracts, it was announced tonight.

Burglary suspect trapped by window

A suspected burglar was left dangling when he got stuck trying to climb through a window. Firefighters had to remove the window frame at the house in east London to release the man.

Fire crew remove window to free 'trapped burglar'

A suspected burglar was left dangling today when he got stuck as he tried to climb through a window.

Matthew Rojansky: Putin plays the action man but support may begin to wane

This is not the first time that Vladimir Putin has been forced to respond to a Russian tragedy. Ten years ago this week, he confronted the sinking of the submarine Kursk, with the deaths of all 118 on board, by first denying that there was a problem, and then refusing assistance from the US and Britain until it was too late. Those who criticised his handling of the disaster were silenced, including families of the deceased.

Wildfires 'threaten Chernobyl fallout area'

Hundreds of wildfires burning across Russia could move into the areas affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and spread harmful radiation, environmental activists warned today.

Hundreds fight forest blaze in Portugal

Hundreds of firefighters were mobilised early yesterday in a bid to bring a forest fire in central Portugal under control.

Fire hits Trident warhead base in Berkshire

Homes were evacuated after a fire broke out at the atomic weapons base which maintains warheads for Trident, the country's nuclear deterrent.

'No survivors' after military cargo plane crash

A military cargo plane carrying four people on a training run has crashed at an air force base in Alaska, the US Air Force said today.

Liverpool deploys firefighting motorbikes

Firefighting motorbikes will be used to tackle blazes across a city, it was announced today.

Blaze shuts key London station

One of London's busiest railways stations was closed and 2,000 commuters evacuated after a fire broke out.

Brother and sister killed in fire named

A young brother and sister who died in a house fire were named by police today.

Two children killed in house blaze

Two children died today after a blaze engulfed their home and forced their mother to leap from a window, on fire, screaming "save my kids".

Men in hospital after jumping from window during raid

Two men were taken to hospital today after jumping out of a window during a raid by immigration officials.

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