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Two men killed in aircraft crash in Henley

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  • July 11, 2010
Two people have been killed in a light aircraft crash in Oxfordshire. The bi-plane, carrying two people, came down in a wooded area near a school and golf course near Henley-on-Thames on Saturday afternoon. Ambulance crews were called to the field...

Children survive Mexican floods by sheltering in tree

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  • July 11, 2010
Rescuers looking for flood survivors in northern Mexico have found two girls clinging to the branches of a tree. The children who are nine and 10 years old were forced to seek refuge there during flooding. They told rescue workers they had spent al...

Lowestoft residents warned over factory fire chemicals

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  • July 11, 2010
Residents near a major fire at a food processing factory in Lowestoft are being urged to keep windows and doors closed to prevent breathing problems. Canisters containing chemicals are reported to have exploded in the fire at Wessex Food, in Haden...

Salford boy warned off lighters after house fire

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  • July 11, 2010
A three-year-old boy who started a fire which almost destroyed his family home has promised not to play with fire again, his mother has said. Kenzie Oakley was playing with a cigarette lighter at his home in Pendleton, Salford, when he set a bedro...

Driver dies in two-car collision in Oxfordshire

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  • July 11, 2010
A driver has been killed and another taken to hospital following a collision in Oxfordshire. Emergency crews were called to the A420 in Kingston Bagpuize, near Abingdon, on Saturday at about 1300 BST. Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said two ...

Bristol man using blowtorch sets home on fire

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  • July 11, 2010
A Bristol man accidentally set fire to his house using a blowtorch to strip paint from fascia boards. Fire broke out in the roof space of the property in Clevedon Road, Nailsea, at 1315 BST on Sunday. The man, who is in his 60s, was praised by th...

Two injured in major house fire in Hastings

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  • July 11, 2010
Two people were taken to hospital after a house fire in an East Sussex town spread to two neighbouring properties. A man, aged in his 80s, and a woman, in her 60s, were taken to the Conquest Hospital following the blaze in Norfolk Drive, Hastings...

Bakery fire in Sneinton treated as suspicious

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  • July 11, 2010
A fire at a bakery in Nottingham which resulted in a man being taken to hospital is being treated as suspicious by police. Crews were called to River Crescent Bakery on Little Tennis Street South in Sneinton just after 0800 BST on Sunday. The fir...

Fume warning follows barn fire on Isle of Sheppey

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  • July 11, 2010
Residents in parts of the Isle of Sheppey have been urged to stay in their homes and close their windows following a serious fire at a barn. About 100 firefighters are tackling the blaze in Leysdown Road which began at about 0245 BST on Sunday. A ...

Crews tackle large fire at Hull waste centre

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  • July 11, 2010
Firefighters have been tackling a large blaze which erupted overnight at a waste management centre in Hull. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said 40 tonnes of timber caught fire at Transwaste on Foster Street just before 2200 BST. A spokesman s...

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