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Pupils escape Lichfield Close blaze

by Gavin Drake

AN EXPLODING laptop is being blamed for a fire that tore through a historic part of Lichfield Cathedral School, although the Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service says that investigations into the cause of the blaze are con­tinuing.

More than 200 children, aged between eight and 12, were moved to safety after the fire broke out in the School House block at about 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday. The children were moved to the Old Palace, another of the school’s buildings, ...

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Tue 4 Aug 15 @ 16:10
@AntonyPremier Hi, just to clarify, he was news editor, not editor