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Broken leg man rescued from Basingstoke Aquadrome flume

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  • August 29, 2010
Firefighters and paramedics were called in to free a man who became trapped in a flume at a swimming pool complex in Hampshire. Two fire crews and an ambulance were called to the Basingstoke Aquadrome on Sunday afternoon. The man was thought to have ...

Two men due in court charged with arson offences

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  • August 29, 2010
Two men, aged 23 and 25, have been charged with setting fire to a garden shed in Newtownabbey. The blaze spread to an adjacent oil tank damaging several neighbouring properties in King Avenue early on Saturday morning. The men have been charged with ...

Stag party in Bristol hotel lift rescue

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  • August 29, 2010
Fire fighters had to be called out to help a Bristol stag party get back on track on Saturday night. The party of 12 men were rescued after becoming stuck in a hotel lift at Cabot Circus. They had become trapped between the first and ground floors of...

British Museum alert will remain mystery

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  • August 29, 2010
The British Museum has reopened after a suspected noxious substance left visitors with irritated eyes and throats, as managers admitted the cause of the scare will remain a mystery. At least 8,000 people were evacuated from the British Museum on Satu...

London Fire Brigade rescue two from Harrow flat fire

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  • August 29, 2010
Firefighters rescued two people through the back window of their flat after fire broke out in the early hours. The fire began at the home above a dentist's surgery in Harrow, north London, at 0452 BST. Two fire engines and firefighters wearing breath...

Family escapes wheelie bin fire in Nottinghamshire

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  • August 29, 2010
A family of five had a lucky escape after a wheelie bin was set on fire and pushed up against the door to their Nottinghamshire flat. Mother-of-three Lisa Cliff described how she and her family had to climb out of windows to escape from the fire on T...

Thousands flee Indonesia volcano on Sumatra

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  • August 29, 2010
Thousands of Indonesians are spending the night in emergency shelters after fleeing an erupting volcano on the island of Sumatra. Officials issued a red alert after Mount Sinabung began to spew lava shortly after midnight (1900 GMT). Smoke and ash re...

Pub destroyed in Dumfries blaze

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  • August 28, 2010
A Dumfries pub has been destroyed following a fire in the early hours of Saturday morning. Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service was called to Mulligans on Nith Place at about 0045 BST. A spokesperson said all three floors of the building had...

British Museum evacuated after 'gas' incident

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  • August 28, 2010
At least 8,000 people were removed from the British Museum in what was described as a "gas" incident. Visitors to the museum in Bloomsbury, central London, complained of an odd smell and irritation in their eyes and throats. A Metropolitan Police spo...

Crash badly damages three houses in Higham Ferrers

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  • August 28, 2010
People living in three terrace houses in Northamptonshire have been made homeless after a car crashed into one of them early on Saturday. Structural engineers called to College Street in Higham Ferrers declared three properties unsafe after the crash...

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