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'Bambi' rescued from frozen Hampshire pond

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  • December 6, 2010
A real life "Bambi" had to be rescued by firefighters when it became stuck on a frozen pond in Hampshire. Worried motorists raised the alarm after seeing the roe deer floundering on the ice in Boarhunt Road, Fareham, at about 0800 GMT. Rescuers used ...

Christmas decoration woman, 80, is rescued from attic

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  • December 6, 2010
An elderly woman from Devon was rescued from her attic by firefighters after climbing up to look for her Christmas decorations and getting stuck. A fire crew was called to the house in Plymouth just after 1200 GMT. The incident commander said the 80-...

Rescue after snow collapses pub roof in Northumberland

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  • December 6, 2010
Firefighters have rescued a woman after snow caused a corrugated roof to collapse at a pub in Northumberland. Northumberland Fire and Rescue was called to the Turks Head Hotel in High Street, Rothbury, on Monday afternoon. The woman had been trapped ...

Bleeping alarms spark Dorset fire service calls

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  • December 6, 2010
Dorset fire service has asked people who have received free smoke alarms to stop calling them if they become faulty or start bleeping. The service said it is receiving up to 25 calls a day about the Dicon alarms fitted over the past few years. Letter...

Pet dog saved from freezing River Wye in Hereford

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  • December 6, 2010
A collie dog has been pulled out of the River Wye in Hereford, 50 minutes after slipping through the ice. Tally, a four-year-old collie bitch, slipped on the ice and fell through a frozen area near the Old Bridge at about 1710 GMT on Saturday. Two fi...

Bail extended for Hastings Pier arson suspects

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  • December 6, 2010
Two men arrested on suspicion of starting the fire that destroyed Hastings Pier have had their bail extended. Sussex Police said the men, aged 18 and 19 and from St Leonards, had been rebailed until January. The blaze, which began in the early hours ...

Businesses clean-up after fire destroys Preston mill

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  • December 6, 2010
Businesses are continuing to clear-up following a fire which swept through a former mill in Preston. About 70 firefighters spent several hours tackling the flames at the four-storey building in Kent Street on Friday. No-one was injured but part of th...

Fire crews warn over fire risk during cold weather snap

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  • December 6, 2010
Three fires in Kent over the weekend were started by people trying to keep warm during the cold weather, fire crews have said. Kent Fire and Rescue Service urged people to take precautions as freezing temperatures continue. On Friday, a woman in her ...

Firefighters remove Dundee shop roof icicles

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  • December 6, 2010
Firefighters in Dundee were called to remove icicles from a roof over fears they could fall on someone using the cash machine below. Tayside Fire said they had to use a high-reach appliance to clear the ice from the roof above the Morning Noon and Ni...

Decentralisation plans for Cleveland Fire Brigade

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  • December 6, 2010
People on Teesside are being asked for their views on plans by the fire service to manage a potential 25% reduction in government funding. Cleveland Fire Brigade is proposing to decentralise services to its four districts - Hartlepool, Middlesbrough,...

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