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Worcester Cathedral to replace plastic chairs for £140k

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  • March 6, 2011
About £140,000 will be spent replacing plastic chairs with wooden ones in Worcester Cathedral, the dean has said. The Very Reverend Peter Atkinson said the seats were not a fire hazard but plastic chairs were unsightly and had caused soot and...

Three held over car fire in Wick

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  • March 6, 2011
Three people have been arrested after emergency services dealt with a car fire in Wick early on Friday morning, police have said. The alarm was raised at about 0500 GMT on Friday after a report of a vehicle on fire in Wellington Street. A spokesma...

Boys charged after arson attack in Cambridgeshire

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  • March 6, 2011
Two boys, aged 13 and 15, have been charged with arson recklessly endangering life after a fire destroyed a post office and damaged nearby homes. Fire broke out at the post office at about 0600 GMT in Town Green Road, Orwell, Cambridgeshire, on Sa...

Three held over car fire in Wick

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  • March 6, 2011
Three people have been arrested after emergency services dealt with a car fire in Wick early on Friday morning, police have said. The alarm was raised at about 0500 GMT on Friday after a report of a vehicle on fire in Wellington Street. A spokesma...

Woman and mother rescued from Whitby landslip mud

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  • March 6, 2011
Two people have been rescued from soft mud in North Yorkshire after a landslip. Coastguards received a 999 call on Saturday afternoon from a woman whose mother became stuck after venturing on to the mud between Whitby and Sandsend. As the daughter...

Dozens of homes in Edgware flooded by water main

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  • March 6, 2011
Dozens of homes in north-west London were left underwater after a large pipe burst. The properties, in The Grove, Edgware, were hit after the 18in (46cm) water main ruptured in the early hours. About 30 properties were affected, with residents bali...

Bonnybridge shed blaze prompts investigation

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  • March 6, 2011
An investigation has been launched into the cause of a blaze which completely destroyed a large storage shed in Bonnybridge, near Falkirk. Central Scotland Fire Service said they received more than 20 calls from the public after flames were seen ...

Redbridge crash kills man and injures seven

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  • March 6, 2011
A driver has been killed and seven people have been injured in a crash in east London. A red Honda Civic and a black Range Rover collided in Redbridge at about 0100 GMT. The Honda driver, a man in his 20s, died at the scene, while two men and a wo...

Cardiff scrap metal and tyres fire is tackled

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  • March 6, 2011
Fire crews are dealing with a blaze at an industrial site in the east of Cardiff. South Wales Fire Service said 50 tonnes of scrap metal and tyres were on fire in the Rover Way area. Huge plumes of smoke could be seen billowing over the city on S...

Tadworth man treated after house catches fire

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  • March 6, 2011
Paramedics have treated a man for smoke inhalation at the scene of a fire in a house in Surrey. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said the fire, in a wall cavity and the roof of the property in in Epsom Lane South, Tadworth, broke out about 0300 GMT....

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