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Kidderminster Harriers mourn the loss of Gordon Howard

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  • August 11, 2010
Kidderminster Harriers director Gordon Howard has died following a fire at his Bermuda home. He died on Tuesday evening from smoke inhalation, a statement issued by the Blue Square Bet Premier League football club said. Harriers chairman Barry Norgro...

Arson attack at Birmingham community centre

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  • August 11, 2010
A Birmingham community centre has been damaged in an arson attack. Windows were smashed in the incident at the junction of Bordesley Green and Imperial Road, Bordesley Green, early on Wednesday. Nobody was injured. Police said they would like to spea...

Bolton house fire murders reward doubled to £50,000

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  • August 11, 2010
Detectives investigating the murders of a woman and her granddaughter in a fire in Greater Manchester have doubled the reward for information. Hameeda Begum, 71, suffered 90% burns and died in the fire in Little Holme Walk, Bolton, on 23 June 2008. F...

Fire crews clean chemical spill in Retford

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  • August 11, 2010
One person has been taken to hospital after a chemical spillage at a care home in Nottinghamshire. Firefighters were called to the Clumber Court care home on Bolham Lane, Retford, after five litres (one gallon) of hydrogen peroxide was spilt. The inj...

Ambulance disaster teams created

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  • August 11, 2010
The Scottish Ambulance Service has created new specialist teams to deal with any major chemical, biological, nuclear or terrorist incidents. Three special response teams (Sort) have been created in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Training has includ...

Woman in 70s in house fire rescue in Hertfordshire

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  • August 11, 2010
A woman rescued from a house fire in Hertfordshire is being treated for life-threatening injuries. Emergency services were called to a property in Applecroft in Welwyn Garden City at 0600 BST. The East of England Ambulance Service said the woman, who...

Crews called to suspected chemical fire in Tockwith

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  • August 11, 2010
Firefighters are continuing to tackle a large fire in North Yorkshire at a site believed to contain chemicals. Crews were called to BCB Environmental Management Ltd, Marston Moor Business Park, Tockwith, at about 0400 BST. The fire service said it wa...

Arson probe into cornfield fire in Horton Kirby, Kent

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  • August 11, 2010
A crop fire that destroyed more than 35 acres of wheat in north Kent was started deliberately, police have said. More than 40 firefighters tackled the blaze at a cornfield in New Road, Horton Kirby, at 1300 BST on Monday. Kent Police are treating the...

Fresh storms threaten China landslide rescue effort

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  • August 11, 2010
A tropical storm bringing more torrential rain is sweeping towards the region of north-west China hit by a massive landslide, forecasters warn. More than 700 people are now known to have died and more than 1,000 people are still missing in the remote...

Niger River floods destroying homes and crops

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  • August 11, 2010
Some five thousand people in Niger lost their homes and crops after the River Niger burst its banks at the weekend. The West African country is already suffering from severe food shortages caused by recent drought. Another 20,000 people are at risk o...

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