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Gloucestershire fire crews rescue calf from water pipe

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  • March 28, 2011
Fire crews were called to free a calf trapped in a water pipe at Woodchester country park in Gloucestershire. The animal had fallen into a reservoir overflow chute and was swept into the 50m (164ft) outlet pipe. Rescuers crawled in and pushed out the...

Malcolm Webster trial: Wife 'would have died happy'

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  • March 28, 2011
The wife of a man accused of trying to kill her has claimed that when she confronted him he said: "You would have died happy". Malcolm Webster, 51, of Surrey, denies crashing in New Zealand in 1999 in a bid to kill his second wife Felicity Drumm to c...

Woman, 46, arrested after fatal house fire in Walsall

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  • March 28, 2011
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder over a fatal house fire in which a man died and three others were injured. Emergency crews were called to reports of a fire in Pleck Road, Walsall, West Midlands, at about 0520 BST. A man, believed to ...

Pipe theft caused Mirfield gas explosion

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  • March 28, 2011
A house was badly damaged in an explosion caused by a gas leak after thieves stole copper piping from outside the West Yorkshire property. Neighbouring homes were evacuated following the explosion at the house on Hepworth Lane, Mirfield, at 0600 GMT ...

Gorse fires in east Cornwall believed to be arson

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  • March 28, 2011
Arsonists are suspected of starting two gorse fires in east Cornwall. The fires at Laneast and near Davidstow both covered an area of about 800m (2624 feet). Three crews used water jets and beaters to tackle the incidents. Police are investigating re...

Two bodies discovered in Salford garage fire

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  • March 28, 2011
Two bodies have been discovered by firefighters tackling a blaze at a derelict garage in Salford, Greater Manchester. The badly burned corpses were discovered by crews responding to an emergency call at about 0550 BST in Higher Broughton. Police said...

UK teams train for terrorist attack

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  • March 28, 2011
Emergency services took part in a simulated terrorist attack at Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service's headquarters. Police, fire and search and rescue teams from across the UK took part. The simulated attack included a device hidden in a workshop, ...

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