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Charing Cross Tube flooding 'almost caused tragedy'

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  • April 7, 2011
Rail union leaders have called for a safety review after claiming documents show a flood at London's Charing Cross Tube station almost ended in "tragedy". Two fountains overflowed in Trafalgar Square last month, leading to an eight-hour closure of th...

Victim of fatal house fire in Peacehaven is identified

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  • April 7, 2011
An 88-year-old woman who died in a house fire in Peacehaven, East Sussex, has been identified by police. Jean Horton and her pet cat died in the fire at her home in Arundel Road Central on Monday just after 1300 BST. Initial post-mortem examination f...

Blaze at chemical factory in Enfield

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  • April 7, 2011
Police are appealing to residents in the areas to the east of Kings George's Reservoir, north London to remain indoors following a fire at an industrial premises in Enfield. London Fire Brigade are in attendance at the premises which contains industr...

'Unstable' crane shuts part of Birmingham city centre

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  • April 7, 2011
Part of Birmingham has been closed after reports that part of a 54ft (16m) crane in the city centre was unstable. Police said officers were called to the junction of Freeman Street and Park Street at 1130 BST after problems were identified with the c...

Woman treated after chemical incident in Harlow garage

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  • April 7, 2011
Firefighters have been called to a chemical incident in Harlow, Essex. One woman has been treated with oxygen at the scene in a garage on Long Ley, in the town. A decontamination zone has been set up and the woman has now been transferred to Princess...

Berkshire arson attacks 'cut by half in 10 years'

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  • April 7, 2011
The number of arson attacks across Berkshire has halved in the last 10 years, figures released by the fire service have shown. The county's firefighters believe the reduction is partly down to a changed approach which focuses more on prevention. The ...

Firefighters rescue man from house fire

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  • April 7, 2011
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus have rescued a man from his burning home in Bournemouth. Crews were called to the property in Axford Close at about 0330 BST on Thursday. They found a fire in the conservatory. The man was rescued from the sec...

Bargain Booze store in Dudley engulfed in flames

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  • April 7, 2011
A large fire has broken out in a Bargain Booze shop in the West Midlands. Six fire crews were called to the shop in Milking Bank, Lower Gornal, Dudley, at 0430 BST and are using a hydraulic platform to tackle the flames. West Midlands Fire and Rescue...

Fire tackled at three-storey Addingham shop

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  • April 7, 2011
About 20 firefighters have tackled a fire at a village shop in West Yorkshire overnight. West Yorkshire Fire Service was alerted to the blaze at the three-storey shop in Addingham near Bradford at about 0130 BST. Fire crews from Ilkley, Silsden and K...

Neighbour rescues three from Gateshead house fire

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  • April 7, 2011
A neighbour helped three people, including a baby, escape from a house fire in Gateshead. The fire started in a bedroom of the home in Seaburn Gardens, Wrekenton, on Wednesday night. The neighbour used a window to rescue a 41-year-old woman, 14-year-...

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