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Islanders warned of risks of home swimming pools

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  • March 9, 2011
People in Jersey are being warned of the dangers of swimming pools by Child Accident Prevention Jersey (CAPJ). Louise Hamilton, CAPJ co-ordinator, said: "There are approximately 1,000 outdoor domestic swimming pools in Jersey. "Every year children...

Japan earthquake: 7.2 tremor shakes Tokyo buildings

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  • March 9, 2011
An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude has struck off the coast of Japan, shaking buildings in the capital, Tokyo, and triggering a small tsunami. The tremor was centred 168km (104 miles) from the east coast, north-east of Tokyo. A 60cm (24in) tsunami rea...

Fireman 'was suspicious of Malcolm Webster wife crash'

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  • March 9, 2011
A former fireman has told the trial of a man accused of murdering his wife he was "extremely suspicious" of the crash in which she died. Malcolm Webster denies killing Claire Morris in 1994 by drugging her, crashing their car and setting it alight...

Christchurch earthquake: Essex firefighters return home

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  • March 9, 2011
A team of firefighters have returned from assisting with the rescue efforts following the New Zealand earthquake. Six members of the Essex County Fire and Rescue Service's Urban Search and Rescue team headed to Christchurch after last month's 6.3...

Farmhouse fire kills seven children in Pennsylvania

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  • March 9, 2011
Seven children, aged from seven months to 11 years old, have died in a fire at a farmhouse in the borough of Blain in the US state of Pennsylvania. The children's mother was milking cows in a barn and their father was napping in a delivery vehicle...

Elderly woman dies in house fire at Addingham

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  • March 9, 2011
An elderly woman has died in a house fire in West Yorkshire which took hold in the early hours of Wednesday. Fire crews were called to the property on High Mill Lane at Addingham near Ilkley. They found the house was heavily smoke logged. West York...

Women charged over Saltburn arson attack

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  • March 9, 2011
Two women have been charged after a Teesside man was assaulted and his flat set on fire. The 20-year-man was treated in hospital after the incident at the flat in Albion Terrace, Saltburn, in the early hours of Tuesday. A spokeswoman for Cleveland ...

Trapped man saved from high tide at Weston-super-Mare

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  • March 9, 2011
A man has been rescued in a race against the advancing tide after his leg became trapped. The man, in his early 20s, is believed to have been walking on rocks below Birnbeck Road, Weston-super-Mare, on Tuesday afternoon. The fire service said his ...

Dorset fire crews tackle Studland heath fire

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  • March 9, 2011
Firefighters have tackled a fire at an area of Dorset heathland. One hectare (2.5 acres) of gorse and heathland at Agglestone Heath, Studland, was destroyed by the fire on Tuesday afternoon. Crews in two engines, the special Unimog 4x4, used for to...

Man found dead in Forest of Dean bungalow blaze

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  • March 9, 2011
A man has died in a bungalow fire in the Forest of Dean. Emergency services were called to High Beech Road, The Pludds, near Cinderford, just after 0500 GMT. A Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said the wooden bungalow was almost...

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