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Council leaders to meet minister over coastguard plan

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  • February 6, 2011
The leaders of four Highlands and Islands councils are to meet with shipping minister Mike Penning over the proposed cuts to coastguard stations. Under coalition government plans, 10 of the UK's 18 round-the-clock coastguard centres could close, and ...

Woman due in court over two deaths in Deptford blaze

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  • February 6, 2011
Police have charged a woman with manslaughter and arson following a fire at a block of flats in South London which left two people dead. Around 50 firefighters tackled the fire in the top floor of Marine Tower in Abinger Grove, Deptford on Friday. Tw...

Mother-to-be found in Newport flat fire was stabbed

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  • February 6, 2011
SEE VIDEO Detectives investigating the murder of a 19-year-old mother-to-be in a flat fire in Newport say she was stabbed. The body of Nikitta Grender, who was eight months pregnant, was found at the flat in Broadmead Park, Liswerry, by fire crews on...

Four treated after ambulance crash in West Bromwich

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  • February 6, 2011
Four people were taken to hospital after a collision involving an ambulance and another vehicle in the West Midlands. Emergency services were called to Newton Road in West Bromwich at about 2255 GMT on Saturday. The four people were freed by West Mid...

Couple escape unhurt from house in Long Hanborough

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  • February 6, 2011
A couple escaped uninjured after a fire broke out in their house in Oxfordshire. Three fire crews were called to Millwood End in Long Hanborough on Saturday afternoon. They were met with a large fire at the side of the building, with smoke and flames...

North Yorkshire flood waters leave pair stranded in car

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  • February 6, 2011
Firefighters had to rescue two people from their car after it got stuck in flood water near Ripon. The man and woman became trapped in their car after Boroughbridge Road in Bishop Monkton flooded on Saturday afternoon. Three fire crews attended and o...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12376204

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  • February 6, 2011
SEE VIDEO Wildfires have torn through suburbs in the western Australian city of Perth, destroying at least a dozen homes. There have been no reports of casualties. The north-east of the country is continuing to be affected by flooding brought about b...

Woman is rescued from River Avon in Bath

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  • February 6, 2011
A woman in her 20s has been rescued from the River Avon in Bath. All three emergency services were called to a section of the river near Pines Way in the early hours of Sunday. An Avon Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said a water search team and th...

Five are rescued from Hull house fire

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  • February 6, 2011
Firefighters have rescued five people, a dog and a cat from a house fire in Hull after a smoke detector failed to activate. Emergency crews were called to the house in Gloucester Street, off Hessle Road, at 0111 GMT. Three occupants were trapped upst...

Man's body recovered from floods near Corwen

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  • February 6, 2011
A 58-year-old man's body has been recovered from floodwater in Denbighshire, said North Wales Police. Officers said it appeared the local man was in a vehicle which became submerged near a river. There are 14 flood warnings in place across Wales and ...

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