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Controlled explosion in Scarborough

A controlled explosion has taken place in Scarborough after a suspicious item was left in the town.

The Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team assessed the item and carried out the explosion at about 12.15pm as a precaution. They are now assessing the item.

The 100m cordon will remain in place for the time being while police inquiries continue.

Newark gas explosion: police advise locals to stay indoors

Police assisting Nottinghamshire fire fighters with a gas explosion at a house in Newark, are advising local people to remain indoors and to ensure windows are closed.

The explosion happened around 5:15pm this evening at an address in Wright Street.

Fire fighters are continuing to rescue those inside the property. It is believed that three or four people may have sustained injuries.

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Cops investigate small explosion

Police were called to Sellwood Terrace off Manning Road in Bourne at 8.30am this morning following reports of a small explosion.

Investigations are ongoing but it appears something within a rubbish bag (possibly a firework or similar) had caused a very small explosion.

No one was injured and there was no damage to any properties. As a precaution, bomb disposal officers attended the scene and the road is currently cordoned off to allow for investigations to take place.

Pie factory fined £375,000 after explosion

David Cole died in the explosion Credit: Family photo

Andrew Jones (Pies) in Huddersfield has been ordered to pay almost 375,000 pounds for breaching health and safety regulations after a supervisor died in a huge explosion. It happened on Good Friday 2009 and led to the concrete roof of the oven room collapsing on those inside.

37-year-old David Cole from Halifax was killed in the blast. Another worker was also injured.

"The company failed dismally and these failures substantially led to the death of Mr Cole," said Judge Guy Kearl, QC. He added, "Mr Cole was not to blame and this was an ongoing situation rather than an isolated incident."

Scene of the explosion in 2009 Credit: Calendar News

Explosion investigation continues

The damaged house at Hampsthwaite Credit: Calendar news

Investigations are continuing into the cause of an explosion at a house in Hampsthwaite, near Harrogate, in which a man in his seventies was injured. The man, who was suffering from burns, is being treated in Pinderfields Hospital.

The semi-detached house and the adjoining property were evacuated as a safety precaution and gas engineers were brought in to make the area safe.

The occupant of this house was taken to hospital Credit: Calendar news
Debris from the explosion strewn in the garden Credit: Calendar news

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Inquest into deaths of vodka plant explosion

The inquest into the deaths of five Lithuanian men, who died in an explosion in Boston on 13 July last year resumes today. Erlandas Duzinskas (28), Vaidas Krupenkinas (39),

Laimutis Simkus (32), Ovidijus Mejeris (26) and Ricardas Gecas (24) died in an industrial unit that was being used for the production of counterfeit alcohol. The inquest is being held at Spalding Magistrates .

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