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Family escape after dishwasher blaze at Horsham home

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  • August 14, 2010
A family of five in West Sussex had a lucky escape after their dishwasher caught fire in the middle of the night. The two adults, three children and dog managed to climb on to a flat roof at their home in Roffey, near Horsham, after being woken by a ...

Heavy rain continues to cause disruption in east Kent

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  • August 14, 2010
Heavy rainfall and flash floods have continued to cause disruption in eastern parts of Kent. Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called to the Westwood Cross centre in Thanet after six inches (15cm) of water flooded the shopping area. The centre has op...

Police hunt Swinton house arsonists

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  • August 14, 2010
Police in Greater Manchester are hunting arsonists who broke into a house and started a fire. They smashed a back window of a house in Anson Road, Swinton, at 2135 BST on Sunday and climbed inside. Smoke was seen from the house and the arsonists fled...

Twenty-two hurt as coaches crash in North Yorkshire

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  • August 14, 2010
Twenty-two people have been injured in a collision involving two coaches and a car on the A170 in North Yorkshire. The accident happened at 1125 BST between Beadlam and Pickering. North Yorkshire Police said two adults and two children had been taken...

Firefighters tackle hotel blast in Melton Mowbray

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  • August 14, 2010
A Leicestershire hotel had to be evacuated after a water tank exploded. Fire crews were called to the George on High Street in Melton Mowbray at about 1030 BST. The exploding tank caused the rear of the building, which is used as private quarters, to...

Man's body found after Bournemouth flat fire

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  • August 14, 2010
A man's body has been found following a fire in a block of flats in Dorset. Emergency crews were called to a "small fire" in the ground floor flat in Stourwood Avenue, Springbourne, Bournemouth, in the early hours. Firefighters found a man dead and a...

Hovercraft is used in mud rescue near Weston-super-Mare

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  • August 14, 2010
Firefighters have rescued a man who had become stuck on mudflats near Weston-super-Mare. Emergency services were called to the beach near Uphill just after 0700 BST on Saturday. An Avon Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said its hovercraft was launch...

Body found in suspicious fire in Bodmin

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  • August 14, 2010
A body has been found after a suspicious house fire in Cornwall. Firefighters tackled the blaze on Vivian Road, Bodmin, at about 0325 BST and later contacted the police. It was initially believed the property was empty but a body, which has not yet b...

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