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Man killed in M3 car fire crash in Surrey

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  • February 27, 2011
A man has died after his car crashed and caught fire on the M3 in Surrey. Police said the Citroen Xsara overturned after it left the southbound carriageway near Camberley at about 0820 GMT. The driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, was pron...

Emergency crews take part in Humber flood exercise

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  • February 27, 2011
Emergency services and the military have taken part in exercises to test the responses to dealing with flooding in the Humber region. The event, at Ashby Ville pond in Scunthorpe, involved property and vehicles being submerged with 'live casualties' ...

Police probe 'suspicious' deaths in Edinburgh

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  • February 27, 2011
Police are investigating two separate suspicious deaths in Edinburgh. In one incident, a 45-year-old man died after a fire at a first-floor flat in Pilton Drive North just before 0230 GMT. Police said they believed there was a disturbance at the prop...

Dead man in boot of burnt car named as Gagandip Singh

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  • February 26, 2011
A man found dead in the boot of a burnt out car in south-east London has been identified by police. Gagandip Singh, 21, from Bexleyheath, was discovered at 0200 GMT on Saturday in Angerstein Lane, Blackheath. Detectives have now begun a murder inquir...

Main road closed by fire at Uffington house

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  • February 26, 2011
A main road has been closed for several hours after a fire at a Lincolnshire house. Crews from Stamford, Bourne and Market Deeping were called to the incident in Uffington near Stamford just before 0900 GMT. The fire is reported to have broken out in...

New Zealand quake: UK search-and-rescue team optimistic

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  • February 26, 2011
Hopes of finding more survivors from the Christchurch earthquake are diminishing as more bodies are found by rescuers, including specialists who have rushed from the UK and elsewhere to help. Theirs is a grisly task but members of the 61-strong UK te...

Arsonists destroy four minibuses at college in Cornwall

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  • February 26, 2011
Four minibuses have been destroyed in an arson attack at a community college in Cornwall. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said the vehicles had been deliberately set alight outside Callington Community College shortly after 0400 GMT. Crews wearing b...

Two elderly people treated after Hastings house fire

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  • February 26, 2011
Two elderly people have been treated in hospital after a house fire in Hastings. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called to the blaze at a three-storey property in Manor Road at about 0435 GMT. Crews spent about 90 minutes tackling the fire, w...

Fake Olympic clothing goods found in Oxford Street raid

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  • February 25, 2011
About 6,500 counterfeit items of clothing, including T-shirts supposedly bearing the Olympic logo, have been seized from a shop in central London. There were so many goods at the store in the east end of Oxford Street that they were clogging up st...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-12582099

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  • February 25, 2011
Nottinghamshire's fire authority has frozen its council tax rate but delayed a decision on where it will make cuts. The authority, which has voted to slash more than £2.5m from its budget, has formed a special working group to look at where t...

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