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Crash closes major road into York

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  • July 17, 2010
A serious accident involving several vehicles caused major disruption to one of the main routes into York on Saturday. Officers, fire and ambulance crews went to the scene on the A1036 Malton Road near the Monks Cross roundabout. Police said there ha...

Forty led to safety in Luton flat fire

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  • July 17, 2010
Forty residents were led to safety when a fire started at a 14-storey block of flats in Luton. Ackworth Court, in Hockwell Ring, was evacuated on Friday night due to a fire in a bedroom on the first floor. The fire service said 12 people were treated...

China oil pipelines burn for 15 hours after explosion

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  • July 17, 2010
Two oil pipelines which exploded in the Chinese port city of Dalian started a fire which burned for 15 hours. Around 2,000 firefighters extinguished the blaze, which began after a ship carrying 300,000 tonnes of oil unloaded its cargo on Friday. The ...

Man in burning car rescue in Leighton Buzzard praised

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  • July 17, 2010
A passerby who risked his own life to rescue a woman trapped in a burning car in Bedfordshire has been commended by the ambulance service. The man pulled the woman to safety when her car careered off the road, crashed and burst into flames near the G...

Emergency crews at Coalville factory fire

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  • July 17, 2010
Fire crews have been damping down overnight at the scene of a factory fire in Leicestershire. Emergency services were called to the incident on Waterworks Road in Coalville just after 2200 BST. At the height of the blaze six fire engines were in atte...

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