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Plane crash kills 42 in north-eastern China

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  • August 24, 2010
At least 42 people have been killed after a passenger plane crash-landed in the north-eastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang, state media report. The Henan Airlines aircraft, with 91 people on board, burst into flames after overshooting the runway ...

Mother and son, 4, hurt at TV star's Pembrokeshire zoo

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  • August 24, 2010
A mother and her four-year-old son have been flown to hospital after a tree fell on them in a park and zoo. The Welsh ambulance service said the four-year-old suffered serious head injuries at Manor Wildlife Park, St Florence, near Tenby, Pembrokesh...

Redcar firefighters take up residence in warehouse

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  • August 24, 2010
Firefighters on Teesside have move to a converted warehouse while their station undergoes a revamp. They will be stationed at Kirkleatham Business Park for the next nine months while the work is carried out at their base in Trunk Road, Redcar. Helen ...

Homes evacuated after fire at farm in Clowne

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  • August 24, 2010
Twelve homes were evacuated after a large fire broke out at a Derbyshire farm. Ten crews were called to the fire at High Ash Farm on Mansfield Road in Clowne, which started at about 1000 BST. A cordon was set up around the farm because of concerns th...

Kent fire service warning on rubbish fires in Gravesend

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  • August 24, 2010
Arsonists are putting lives at risk by deliberately setting fire to rubbish in Gravesend, fire crews have warned. Kent Fire and Rescue Service said it had been called to 39 incidents during the past six months in Dering Way and the Dickens Estate. Th...

Lorry driver cut free after crash at Newton Stewart

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  • August 24, 2010
Fire crews have used cutting equipment to free a lorry driver who was trapped following a crash in the south of Scotland. The accident happened on the A75 at Newton Stewart at about 0430 BST on Tuesday when a truck came off a roundabout and crashed i...

Kitchen fire shuts Culloden Academy

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  • August 24, 2010
An early morning fire has closed a secondary school in Inverness for the day. The blaze in Culloden Academy's kitchen was tackled by three fire crews from Inverness. No-one was hurt in the incident. Firefighters used breathing apparatus and a thermal...

Blackburn homes evacuated over blast danger

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  • August 24, 2010
A house fire which ruptured a gas main in Blackburn, forcing the evacuation of nearby homes, may have been started by a candle, the fire service said. About 30 homes were evacuated because of the danger of an explosion from the house In Wellingon Roa...

Fire destroys part of farmhouse near Dorchester

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  • August 24, 2010
A farmhouse in Dorset has been partly destroyed by fire. Crews were called to Armswell farm in Plush, near Dorchester, on Monday afternoon. More than 40 firefighters tackled the fire, which started in a bedroom and destroyed much of the first floor a...

Barnstaple house fire: Post-mortem tests on bodies

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  • August 24, 2010
Post-mortem examinations are being carried out on the bodies of two women who were found stabbed to death following a house fire in Devon. Deborah Jones and Donna St John, both aged 35, were found in the house in Barnstaple on Sunday. Police believe ...

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