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M11 closed in Essex following six-vehicle crash

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  • April 4, 2011
A stretch of the M11 motorway in Essex has been closed following a crash which has left five people injured. A lorry, a coach and four cars collided on the northbound carriageway, between junctions eight and 10, near Stansted Airport. A woman who wa...

Elderly woman dies in Peacehaven house fire

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  • April 4, 2011
An elderly woman has died in a house fire in East Sussex, police have said. Officers said the 88-year-old woman was found dead in a house in Arundel Road Central in Peacehaven shortly after 1300 BST. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) said 1...

Two injured after car and bus collide in Cardiff

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  • April 4, 2011
Two people have been taken to hospital after a collision between a car and a bus in Cardiff. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service was called to St Fagan's Road in Fairwater at 1447 BST. A man was cut out of the car and an elderly woman was carried off...

St Helens house fire leaves baby boy in hospital

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  • April 4, 2011
A five-month-old baby boy was taken to hospital after a fire broke out at a house on Merseyside. Fire crews were called to the blaze on Fir Street in Thatto Heath, St Helens, at 2130 BST on Sunday. A spokesperson for Merseyside Fire and Rescue Servic...

Sheffield Forgemasters fire: More than 30 treated

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  • April 4, 2011
More than 30 people were taken to hospital after chemicals were released during a fire at a steel foundry. Sixteen firefighters and 15 workers were treated by paramedics after the incident at Sheffield Forgemasters. Six fire crews were sent to the Br...

Dog alerts family to house fire in Dorset

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  • April 4, 2011
A family's dog woke them up by barking while their Dorset house was on fire. Fire crews said the dog alerted the family to the blaze in Woodend Road, Bournemouth, before smoke alarms went off. Firefighters extinguished the fire with two sets of breat...

Mansfield asbestos fire fear prompts alert

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  • April 4, 2011
Residents and workers in Nottinghamshire were evacuated after a fire broke out at a former school. About 60 firefighters tackled the fire at the former Sherwood Hall School in Forest Town, Mansfield, from 1100 BST until it was brought under control. ...

Driver injured after van hits Glenfinnan rail bridge

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  • April 4, 2011
A man has been taken to hospital after his van struck a railway bridge in Lochaber and burst into flames. The driver managed to escape from his vehicle before it went on fire. The crash happened on the A830 at Glenfinnan at about 1120 BST. Northern C...

Fire union claims public 'at risk' from staff changes

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  • April 4, 2011
Union officials have claimed staffing changes imposed by West Midlands Fire Service could put the safety of the public at risk. The service is getting rid of 94 specialist roles across the West Midlands by reducing the number of firefighters on duty ...

Basement fire damages Ilfracombe's Glen Tor hotel

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  • April 4, 2011
Firefighters have tackled a fire at an unoccupied five-storey hotel in a north Devon holiday resort. Crews were called to the Glen Tor Hotel in Ilfracombe just after 0900 BST. Appliances from Ilfracombe, Combe Martin and Barnstaple, including an aeri...

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