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Rubbish in house partly blamed for deaths of a disabled man and his carer in fire

Andrew McInnes and William Cooper died in a house fire in Lowestoft in June 2017.

An inquest had heard how a house hoarded with rubbish contributed to the deaths of a disabled man and his carer in a fire in Suffolk.

Wheelchair user Andrew McInnes was living with William Cooper in Lowestoft when the fire started in a toaster in June 2017.

The inquest was told the pair died from smoke inhalation after they couldn't escape the house. The state of their home, which hadn't been cleaned for years, played a major role in their deaths.

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Stansted Airport bosses apologise to passengers

The bus fire at Stansted Airport on Good Friday Credit: Shanepretty6

Bosses at Stansted Airport have apologised to passengers for the major disruption caused by a bus fire on Good Friday.

A statement confirmed the blaze had broken out at 4.20pm outside the main entrance of the terminal building.

It was caused by an electrical fault on the bus and was brought under control within 20 minutes by firefighters. No one was injured.

Stansted cancelled all departures from the Essex airport on Friday night - prompting criticism from passengers who claimed they had not been given enough information.

"As a result, a number of flights were delayed, cancelled or diverted to other UK airports. Our terminal team and additional staff have worked around the clock to provide welfare assistance to those passengers who were affected by the flight cancellations.

"We apologise to those passengers who were affected and can confirm that the airport will be open today (March 31) with all flights expected to operate as normal."

– Stansted Airport statement

Teenager released on bail over suspected church arson

Remnants of the fire at St Mary's in Great Yarmouth Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A teenage boy arrested in connected with a suspected arson attack at a church in Norfolk has been released on bail.

A picture depicting the devil was left on the altar and two small fires were lit inside St Mary's Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 27.

A 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage. He has been released on bail until April 18.


Stansted airport evacuated after shuttle bus fire

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Parts of Stansted Airport have been evacuated this afternoon after a fire broke out on a shuttle bus.

Eyewitness videos show the fire broke out on the bus near the terminal forecourt.

The surrounding area- including parts of the terminal building are being evacuated because of smoke.

It comes on one of the busiest days of the year so far for the airport as people get away for the Easter break.

Credit: Shanepretty6

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In the last few minutes the airport says the fire has now been put out. More to follow....

Car bursts into flames in Hertfordshire

The car fire on the A505 in Hertfordshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A driver had a lucky escape in Hertfordshire after their car burst into flames.

It happened this morning (March 19th) on the A505 near Baldock.

The fire service had a flurry of calls from drivers who were passing the scene.

Two fire crews were called to the vehicle, which was ablaze in a layby.

They extinguished the fire in a matter of minutes - and nobody was hurt.

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Drone footage shows scale of Daventry warehouse fire

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Aerial footage has been released of the fire that ripped through a warehouse in Northamptonshire.

It took more than 50 firefighters to put out the flames at the industrial estate in Daventry on Sunday.

Police says it will be some time before investigators can get inside and fire crews expect to be at the scene for several days.

A man arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with the fire has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

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Four dogs die in Essex bungalow fire

Four dogs have died following a bungalow fire at West Hanningfield in Essex today.

Four dogs have died following a bungalow fire at West Hanningfield in Essex today.

Firefighters were called to the fire at 9:15am and reported that the small bungalow was complete alight.

Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire within 30 minutes and then made sure the remaining hot spots were fully cooled.

An investigation will be carried out to find out how the fire started.

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