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Swansea Timet factory fire leads to 'stay indoors' plea

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  • March 12, 2011
About 80 firefighters have tackled a blaze at a Swansea factory which led to local people being urged to stay inside and keep doors and windows closed. Seventeen appliances from both Mid and West and South Wales Fire Service went to Timet UK in Wauna...

Japan earthquake: Aerial footage of Sendai

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  • March 12, 2011
Aerial footage of Sendai in north-eastern Japan shows an industrial complex on fire, submerged houses and stranded ships. The area is near the epicentre of the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on Friday. Damian Grammaticas has just arriv...

New York: Bronx tour bus crash kills 14

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  • March 12, 2011
Fourteen people have been killed and 10 injured in a tour bus accident in New York City, officials say. The bus overturned on the New England Thruway in the Bronx at about 0530 (1030 GMT) on Saturday, a spokesman for the city's fire department said. ...

'Super hub' plan for ambulances in West Midlands

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  • March 12, 2011
West Midlands Ambulance Service says it wants to replace its old buildings and build a "super station" in Shropshire. The plans, which the service said were aimed at efficiency rather than savings, will see a £500,000 central hub built near Shre...

Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant

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  • March 12, 2011
Rescuers are searching for survivors of a huge earthquake and tsunami that have devastated Japan's north-eastern coast, killing at least 1,000 people. In one town alone - the port of Minamisanriku - 10,000 people were listed as unaccounted for, offi...

Lincolnshire fire team to join Japan rescue effort

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  • March 12, 2011
A team from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is preparing to fly to Japan to help with the rescue effort following a 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami. Seven staff from Lincolnshire will be among about 70 people from the UK which will travel to Japan,...

Loft fire spreads and destroys family's home in Canvey

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  • March 12, 2011
A family has been made homeless after a fire badly damaged a semi-detached house in Essex. Firefighters were called to a fire in loft space of the house in High Street, Canvey, on Friday night. Flames and smoke have destroyed the property but crews w...

Chemical leak sparks evacuation at Wimborne hospital

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  • March 12, 2011
A community hospital in Dorset had to be evacuated and patients transferred following a chemical leak. Fire and rescue crews were called to Victoria Hospital in Wimborne at 1800 GMT on Friday and wore specialist gas-tight suits to investigate. All el...

Japan earthquake: UK aid teams prepare to leave

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  • March 12, 2011
A team of British rescue specialists is due to leave for Japan later, to help in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. Fifty-nine search and rescue experts will travel with four medics and two sniffer dogs. Foreign Secretary William Hague said...

Stone works blaze shuts main road in Glastonbury

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  • March 12, 2011
One of the main roads out of Glastonbury had to be closed for several hours on Friday as fire crew battled a blaze at a stone works. Smoke was reported at Tor Stone at Edgarley, just before 1500 GMT. Three fire crews were needed to fight the blaze...

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