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One dead after collision with train in Merthyr Vale

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  • February 16, 2011
One person has died after being involved in a collision with a train near Merthyr Tydfil. The incident happened in the Merthyr Vale area shortly before 1800 GMT on Wednesday. British Transport Police officers are investigating but say the death is no...

Man dies in County Down farming accident

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  • February 16, 2011
A 31-year-old man has died in a farm accident in County Down. The Fire Service said it was called to the incident on the Ardbrin Road in Banbridge at about 1600 GMT on Wednesday afternoon. It is understood the accident involved a slurry tanker. The H...

Man dies in crash involving trailer of sheep near Hereford

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  • February 16, 2011
A man has died after his car collided with a 4x4 vehicle towing a trailer full of sheep near Hereford. Emergency crews were called just after 1400 GMT to the A4110 Canon Pyon Road, south of the village of Canon Pyon. A police spokesman said the crash...

Firefighters tackle Wimblington factory fire

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  • February 16, 2011
About 60 firefighters are tackling a factory fire in Cambridgeshire. Fire crews were called to a plastics recycling plant in Manea Road, Wimblington near March at 1515 GMT. The Plasgran factory was described as well alight. Crews were working to prev...

Fife care home fire victim named

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  • February 16, 2011
An elderly man who died after a fire in a care home in Fife last week has been named by police. Charles Clark, 70, died from burns following the blaze, which started in a smoking room at the Henderson House Care Home in Link Road, Dalgety Bay. The fi...

Motorist, 84, plunges into garden in Pentre, Rhondda

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  • February 16, 2011
An 84-year-old man was taken to hospital after his car plunged 20ft (6m) into a garden. The vehicle went through a wall at Pleasant View in Pentre, Rhondda, on Monday evening, said South Wales Fire and Rescue Service. The man, from Treorchy, was res...

Fire death soldiers in Afghanistan named

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  • February 16, 2011
Two British soldiers who died on Monday in a fire at Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan have been named by the Ministry of Defence. Early signs suggested Pte Robert Wood and Pte Dean Hutchinson, both of The Royal Logistic Corps, died after a domest...

Ex-lover convicted of Hertfordshire narrowboat arson

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  • February 16, 2011
A Hertfordshire woman has been found guilty of hitting her ex-lover with an iron and setting fire to his narrowboat while he slept on board. Kathleen Smith, 34, doused Jeremy Brewer's boat with petrol because she was angry he had finished with her, S...

Man found dead in Melton Mowbray bungalow fire

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  • February 16, 2011
A man has died in a fire at a bungalow in Leicestershire. Emergency crews were called to the corner of St Bartholomew's Way and Canterbury Drive, Melton Mowbray, at about 1100 GMT on Wednesday. Firefighters from Melton Mowbray, Syston and Loughboroug...

Wiltshire homeless people given survival packs

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  • February 16, 2011
Survival packs containing everything from a smoke alarm to a tin opener have gone out to 150 homeless people in Wiltshire. They are partly funded by Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service who deal with a "large number" of fires in derelict buildings where...

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