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Flash-mob singers spark California mall evacuation

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  • December 21, 2010
A spontaneous musical concert at a California shopping mall ended with the entire complex being evacuated after some 5,000 people turned up to sing. The incident happened at the Roseville Galleria shopping mall, which is reported to have started shak...

Fire-hit Wiltshire leisure centre 'shut for some time'

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  • December 21, 2010
A leisure centre in Wiltshire which was badly damaged by fire is unlikely to re-open in the near future. Fire crews were called out on Saturday to the Lime Kiln Centre in Wootton Bassett - which was open at the time. Eleven fire appliances dealt with...

Blenheim Palace roof damaged in fire

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  • December 21, 2010
Firefighters have tackled a blaze in the roof of Blenheim Palace. More than 40 firefighters were called to the 18th Century country house in Woodstock, near Oxford, which sustained minimal damage. The fire is believed to have started after staff used...

West End BT fire disrupts broadband and phone service

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  • December 21, 2010
Tens of thousands of people have lost telephone and internet service after a flood and fire at a BT exchange. The exchange, in the West End, central London, was damaged by a flood from a neighbouring premises. A fire then broke out, leading to the l...

Sussex dog owners warned over ice death risk

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  • December 21, 2010
Three dog owners in three days have risked their lives by jumping into freezing water to rescue their pets, fire crews have said. East Sussex Fire and Rescue has urged people to call the emergency services if their pet falls into icy water. In the la...

Portsmouth flat fire death prompts inquiry

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  • December 21, 2010
An investigation has begun after a man died following a fire at a block of flats in Portsmouth. The fire began in the fifth floor of Omega House, an eight-storey building in Omega Street, Southsea, on Monday afternoon. The 53-year-old man was taken t...

Kings of Leon O2 gig postponed after tour bus fire

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  • December 21, 2010
A concert by Kings of Leon has been postponed after a fire on one of their tour buses at The O2 arena in London. The blaze began on the coach before spreading to another tour bus in the loading bay of the venue in Greenwich. About 60 firefighters wer...

Arson attack on community band hall in Cullyhanna

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  • December 21, 2010
Police are treating a fire at a community band hall in County Armagh as suspicious. The hall on the Skerriff Road at Cullyhanna outside Newry was extensively damaged in the incident. The fire was reported to police at 0400 GMT on Tuesday. Sinn Fein M...

Man taken to hospital after house fire in Lincoln

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  • December 21, 2010
A man has been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a fire at a house in Lincoln. Four crews were called to the mid-terraced house on Aberporth Drive shortly before 0200 GMT. Firefighters using breathing apparatus put the the flame...

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