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Ambulance skids on icy Lincolnshire road into ditch

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  • December 1, 2010
Fire crews in Lincolnshire had to rescue three people when an ambulance left the road and ended up in a ditch. Police and firefighters were called to the B1183 at Frithville near Boston at about 1300 GMT on Wednesday. The East Midlands Ambulance Serv...

Two tree surgeons hurt as cherry picker falls over

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  • December 1, 2010
Two tree surgeons were airlifted to hospital with serious leg injuries after a cherry picker tipped over in a Dorset village. Emergency crews were called to Chapel Street, Milborne St Andrew, at about 1100 GMT, where the pair had been working outside...

Manx firefighters tackle house blaze

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  • December 1, 2010
Firefighters using breathing apparatus and a high pressure hose have put out a fire at a house in Peel. Fire crews were called to a house in Charles Street on Monday evening and on arrival found that all of its occupants were out. Because of the larg...

Shell UK to be prosecuted over Bacton terminal blast

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  • December 1, 2010
Shell UK is to be prosecuted in connection with an explosion and fire at a Norfolk gas terminal in 2008. The Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive are bringing a joint prosecution against the energy giant. Shell UK will face charges ...

Wheelie bin blaze hall replacement sought

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  • December 1, 2010
Councillors have backed plans to build a new village hall in south west Scotland to replace one destroyed by a wheelie bin fire. It is nearly 18 months since the previous building in Cairnryan was damaged. The 2009 blaze, which was blamed on vandals,...

Fire damages former Leicester brewery site

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  • December 1, 2010
A fire which further damaged a derelict building in Leicester may have been caused by homeless people trying to keep warm. The incident at All Saints Brewery on Highcross Street, parts of which are listed, began on Monday evening. The road was closed...

Dog owner escapes plunge into Kilmardinny Loch

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  • December 1, 2010
A dog walker has survived a fall into an iced loch in East Dunbartonshire. The emergency arose after a dog walked onto Kilmardinny Loch in Bearsden and fell through the ice, to be followed seconds later by his owner. A male passer-by was able to pull...

Fire damages former Leicester brewery site

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  • December 1, 2010
A fire which further damaged a derelict building in Leicester may have been caused by homeless people trying to keep warm. The incident at All Saints Brewery on Highcross Street, parts of which are listed, began on Monday evening. The road was closed...

Woman 'might have been in serious Moray house fire'

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  • December 1, 2010
An elderly woman may have been inside a house which was destroyed by fire in Moray, police have said. Grampian Fire and Rescue Service was called to the building in Rafford, Forres, on Monday morning. About 24 firefighters were involved in battling t...

Fire damages former Lonsdale Cinema in Carlisle

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  • December 1, 2010
A fire which damaged part of a former cinema in Carlisle is being treated as suspicious. More than 20 firefighters tackled the blaze at the derelict former Lonsdale Cinema in Warwick Road on Monday night. It is believed the fire started in the bingo ...

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