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Fire-damaged theatre in Long Eaton reopens

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  • September 4, 2010
A Derbyshire theatre that was gutted by fire back in 2003 is officially reopening after being rebuilt. The gala opening of the Duchess in Long Eaton this weekend features performances by 70 actors from eight different amateur drama societies. The ven...

Remains of blast temple in Leicester examined

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  • September 4, 2010
Fire crews and structural engineers have been examining the remains of the Hare Krishna temple in Leicester partially destroyed in a gas explosion. The remains of the outer building in Thoresby Street are to be demolished. Residents have had to leave...

New Zealand police declare curfew after earthquake

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  • September 4, 2010
An overnight curfew has been imposed in Christchurch, New Zealand, following a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake. Police said the curfew was intended to protect people from falling debris, as the quake caused significant damage. The mayor of the city...

London bendy bus catches fire outside Victoria station

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  • September 4, 2010
A bendy bus has caught fire outside one of London's busiest railway stations. Fire crews were called to deal with thick black smoke which was seen billowing from the number 73 on Terminus Place, opposite Victoria station, at about 0830 BST on Saturda...

Firefighters tackle thatched-roof fire for eight hours

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  • September 4, 2010
Firefighters have spent the night tackling a fire at a property with a thatched-roof at Kingscott in Devon. More than a dozen crews were called to the house near Torrington just before midnight with relief teams taking over at 0230 BST and again at 0...

Trapped horse cut free from cab on A23 near Bolney

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  • September 4, 2010
Firefighters had to rescue a horse and its groom after it kicked its way out of a horse box and into the front cab of the vehicle. The two-year-old colt was trapped in the cab after the incident on the northbound carriageway of the A23 near Bolney, W...

Pregnant woman rescued from Dorset kitchen fire

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  • September 4, 2010
Two women, one of whom was pregnant, were rescued by firefighters when a fire broke out in the kitchen of a property in Dorset. It is believed an electrical fault in a television sparked the blaze at the home in Brook Road, East Howe, Bournemouth, at...

Leeds ring road shut after gas main fire

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  • September 4, 2010
People have been advised to avoid part of a south Leeds suburb following a large gas mains fire. The fire in Dewsbury Road, Beeston, which started on Friday afternoon, has now been extinguished. Utility company workers remain at the site. Police said...

'No oil leaking' from exploded Gulf of Mexico platform

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  • September 4, 2010
No pollution has leaked from a Gulf of Mexico oil platform that exploded in flames and sent 13 workers escaping into the sea, inspectors have said. Officials with the US offshore drilling regulator said they inspected the Mariner Energy platform and ...

Tennessee mosque fire 'was arson', investigators say

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  • September 4, 2010
A fire that damaged construction equipment at the site of a Tennessee Islamic centre has been ruled arson. Officials in Murfreesboro have offered a $20,000 (£13,000) reward for help finding the person they say doused a lorry in diesel and then i...

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