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Homes in Swansea 'cut off' by flooding

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  • July 20, 2010
Serious flooding in parts of Swansea has cut off homes after a river burst its banks. A road in the Birchgrove area is reported to be flooded, with fire crews requesting a boat to assess the situation. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said ...

Murder inquiry after fire at Leicestershire flat

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  • July 20, 2010
Police have started a murder investigation following the discovery of a 42-year-old man's body in a house. It was discovered following a flat fire in Monday evening at Mill Street in Barwell, Leicestershire. Two local men have been arrested in connec...

Heavy rain floods roads in Lancashire

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  • July 20, 2010
Several roads and properties have been flooded across Lancashire after heavy rain throughout the afternoon. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said it had received about 100 calls on Tuesday afternoon from people reporting flooding throughout the cou...

Fire tamed at disused city school

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  • July 20, 2010
About 30 firefighters have been involved in tackling a blaze at a disused school in the south of Glasgow. Emergency services were called to the former Carnwadric Primary School, in Thornliebank, at 0935 BST on Tuesday. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue cal...

Leicestershire toddler praised for fire warning

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  • July 20, 2010
A two-year-old girl from Leicester who alerted her parents when she spotted a fire has received a reward. Amber Spencer was playing outside with her sister when she saw a section of hedge on fire and alerted her mother and father. Firefighters from L...

Chair row Stockport firefighter 'unfairly sacked'

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  • July 20, 2010
A Stockport firefighter has won £80,000 in damages after an employment tribunal found he was unfairly dismissed over a row about reclining chairs. Christopher Bennett, who has arthritis, was sacked for gross misconduct for sending an email to co...

Teenager admits starting Waterlooville Tesco store fire

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  • July 20, 2010
A teenager has admitted starting a fire which destroyed a Tesco store in Hampshire. The manager evacuated the express store at the Westbrook Centre in Grassmere Way, Waterlooville, when the fire started on the evening of 7 July. Daniel Eastley, 19, f...

Torrential rain causes floods across Merseyside

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  • July 20, 2010
Torrential rain is causing problems for motorists and residents across Merseyside. The Met Office said 14mm (0.5in) of rain fell in one hour in Liverpool. More rain is expected overnight. Many main roads in Liverpool are flooded. Several have been cl...

Mercedes van damaged in Lincolnshire farm arson attack

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  • July 20, 2010
A vehicle fire at a Lincolnshire farm in the early hours of Monday morning is being treated as arson. Fire crews tackled the blaze in the farmyard of Highgate Farm at Normanby by Spital, near Market Rasen. A Lincolnshire police spokesman said forensi...

Woman charged with arson after house fire in Runcorn

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  • July 20, 2010
A woman has been charged with arson following a fire at her house in Cheshire. Firefighters were called to the end of terrace house on Baker Road, in Runcorn, at about 1920 BST on Saturday. Several houses nearby had to be evacuated until the blaze wa...

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