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High winds bring down large tree in Stockport

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  • September 24, 2010
A 15m (50ft) tree damaged a car and blocked a road during a night of strong winds in Greater Manchester. The Mini Cooper was in the path of the tree which fell across Old Hall Road in Gatley, Stockport, overnight. As well as denting the car, branche...

Major fire hits Chinese takeaway at Portlethen

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  • September 24, 2010
One man was hurt after a major blaze at a Chinese takeaway in Aberdeenshire. The injured man was taken to hospital from China House in Portlethen after the fire shortly before 1200 BST on Friday. Five units from Grampian Fire and Rescue Service were...

Russians deny blast as oil refinery burns in Urals

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  • September 24, 2010
An oil refinery has caught fire near the city of Ufa in the Urals with Russian officials denying reports of an explosion. A spokeswoman for Bashneft, owner of the Novoil refinery, said an oil reservoir had caught fire during maintenance work. "The re...

Woman flees suspected arson attack at St Leonards home

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  • September 24, 2010
A woman and her two dogs have escaped a fire in East Sussex which is believed to have been started deliberately. Emergency services were called to London Road, St Leonards, just before 2230 BST on Thursday after the fire started at the front door of ...

Arson attack on Ballyclare church

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  • September 24, 2010
Ballyclare Presbyterian Church in County Antrim has been damaged in an arson attack. The kitchen at the church on the Doagh Road was extensively damaged in the blaze, which was discovered at about 2350 BST on Thursday. Police believe the fire was sta...

New building for fire-hit surgeries in Wellingborough

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  • September 24, 2010
Work has begun on a £6m health centre in Northamptonshire to replace one destroyed by fire. Three GP practices were based at the Gold Street Medical Centre in Wellingborough, which had to close after the fire in May. About 20,000 patients of Abb...

Female driver, 35, killed in car fire crash

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  • September 24, 2010
A 35-year-old woman has been killed in a crash in which her car caught fire on the outskirts of Aberdeen. The three-vehicle accident, involving two cars and a lorry, happened on the B9077 South Deeside Road at about 0730 BST. A Ford Ka caught fire a...

Man rescued twice from Edinburgh fire

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  • September 24, 2010
A man had to be rescued twice by firefighters, after he tried to rush back into a burning Edinburgh flat. The fire started in Esdail Park, off Kilgraston Road, in the Grange area, at about 2230 BST on Thursday. Fire crews managed to save three men an...

Fire severely damages Swansea park cottage

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  • September 24, 2010
A fire has severely damaged a 19th Century house in a park in Swansea. The blaze at Swiss Cottage in Singleton Park started shortly after midnight, but no-one was injured. Three fire crews from the city were called to the scene at the property, which...

Man, 67, is killed in west Belfast house fire

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  • September 24, 2010
A 67-year-old man has died in a house fire in west Belfast. The blaze broke out at a terrace house in Lenadoon Avenue in the Suffolk area at about 0300 BST on Friday. The alarm was raised by a passer-by. Six fire appliances were called to deal with w...

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