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German train crash near Magdeburg leaves 10 dead

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  • January 30, 2011
At least 10 people are reported to have died in a train crash in eastern Germany. A local passenger train and a goods train collided head-on in the state of Saxony-Anhalt late on Saturday, near the city of Magdeburg. The passenger train, the HarzElbe...

Crews tackle Redruth Co-op supermarket fire

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  • January 30, 2011
Firefighters are tackling a fire at a shop in Redruth. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said reports about the fire began coming through to its control room just after 0700 GMT. The fire, which the service said is well alight, is at the Co-operative ...

Man killed and seven hurt in east London crash

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  • January 30, 2011
A pedestrian in his 20s died and seven people were injured in a crash in east London. A Volkswagen Golf car hit the man and then collided with two other cars in East Ham at 2240 GMT on Saturday. A police spokesman said the seven, including the driver...

Arson attacks on eight cars in Ponciau

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  • January 29, 2011
Eight cars have been deliberately set on fire in a village in a two-hour spell under cover of darkness. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said the cars were attacked in Ponciau, near Wrexham between 0241 and 0447 on Saturday morning. The first two,...

Crews fight second fire at derelict Sidmouth hotel

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  • January 29, 2011
A second fire has raged through a derelict hotel in Devon less than four weeks after it was severely damaged in a suspicious blaze. Firefighters were called to the four-storey Fortfield Hotel, near Sidmouth seafront, just before 1900 GMT on Friday. C...

Caretaker rescues man from flat fire in Dundee

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  • January 29, 2011
A caretaker has rescued a man from a burning flat in Dundee after being alerted by the building's linked smoke alarms. The fire broke out in a first-floor flat of the four-storey Burnside Mill building in Milnes East Wynd just before 2330 GMT on Frid...

Fire breaks out at recycling centre in Colwick

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  • January 29, 2011
Crews have extinguished a fire that broke out at a recycling centre in Nottingham. Two appliances were called to the site at Private Road Number Four on Colwick Industrial Estate in the early hours of Saturday. A spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Fire...

Crews rescue trapped man from Plymouth house fire

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  • January 29, 2011
A man is in a serious condition in hospital after being rescued from a house fire in Plymouth. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to the fire at River View Lane in the Prince Rock area at about 0715 GMT. Firefighters from Greenban...

Coven Heath house gutted in 'incredibly stupid' attack

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  • January 29, 2011
A bungalow has been gutted in an arson attack in Staffordshire. Three crews were called to tackle the fire in Ball Lane, Coven Heath, which was reported at 0510 GMT on Friday. The derelict house was well alight and too dangerous to enter when crews a...

Firefighters fight oil tank blaze in Guernsey

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  • January 29, 2011
Dogs in a kennel had to be rescued after an oil tank fire in Guernsey spread to nearby outbuildings. Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to the fire at a property on Rue d'Lecole in the Vale at about 0940 GMT. No-one was injured in the fire,...

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