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Fire crews strip away thatch to save home in Essex

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  • November 25, 2010
Quick work by fire crews called to a fire at a thatched cottage in Essex has been praised for preventing serious damage to the building. Three fire engines from Essex and two from Suffolk were called to the fire at the house in Church Road, Wormingfo...

Two dead after oil tankers catch fire on Iraqi border

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  • November 25, 2010
At least two people have been killed after some 20 oil tankers caught fire on the Iraqi-Jordanian border. Twelve others were wounded in the blaze after a tanker exploded while unloading oil, and subsequently set 19 others ablaze, a Jordanian official...

Dirty bomb fears for fire officer at 7/7 Edgware blast

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  • November 25, 2010
Fears of a "dirty" bomb led to a long delay before fire crews were allowed to help casualties from the 7 July 2005 London bombings, an inquest has heard. A fire officer said he thought a blast at Edgware Road underground station could have been cause...

Plymouth's Holiday Inn cancels functions after fire

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  • November 25, 2010
A hotel damaged by fire in a Devon city has had to cancel the majority of its Christmas and New Year functions. The Holiday Inn in Plymouth was evacuated on 18 November following a fire in the leisure area of the hotel. The fire was tackled by more t...

Surrey fire service 'cuts' plan devastating, FBU claims

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  • November 25, 2010
Plans by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service to save £2.7m in the next four years will lead to "devastating" cuts, according to the firefighters' union. Proposed changes include moving fire engines to different stations, relaxing response times and i...

Coach driver in hospital after crash

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  • November 25, 2010
A coach driver has been taken to hospital after becoming trapped in his cab during a crash involving a National Express bus and a car in Cardiff. Other passengers on the coach escaped with minor injuries in the accident near the Gabalfa flyover on Th...

Guernsey Airport reopens after 'smell' on plane

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  • November 25, 2010
Guernsey Airport was shut for 45 minutes following reports of an unusual smell in the cabin of a plane. Airport fire crews were scrambled when the smell of burning was reported on the Flybe flight to Southampton which was on the taxiway just after 10...

Cambrian Line opens after train derails near Welshpool

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  • November 25, 2010
A rail service between Birmingham and Aberystwyth has resumed after a train derailed in Powys. The incident happened at 2015 GMT on Wednesday near Welshpool when several wheels on the front carriage of the Arriva Trains service came off the track. Ab...

Woman and son in hospital after Portstewart fire

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  • November 25, 2010
A mother and her teenage son have been taken to hospital following a house fire in Portstewart. The kitchen of the house was badly damaged in the blaze on Wednesday night. The pair were treated for the effects of breathing in smoke. Coleraine fire co...

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