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Elderly man dies in Greenock house blaze

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  • April 12, 2011
An elderly man has died in a fire at house in Greenock, Inverclyde. Two appliances from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue were called to the property in the town's Kilbrannan Drive shortly before 1300 BST. Officers entered the building and removed the eld...

Panic follows Tube train evacuation after 'bang heard'

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  • April 12, 2011
London's Victoria Tube station was evacuated earlier following a reported bang on a "faulty" train. Eyewitness Ben Roe, 24, who was on the train, said he heard a bang and saw smoke under the train. He said: "People were absolutely terrified. People w...

Government grant for flood rescue teams in Cornwall

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  • April 12, 2011
Teams of specially-trained firefighters are being set up in Cornwall to tackle any incidents of flooding. The government is contributing £70,000 towards training and equipment of the new water rescue teams, environment ministry Defra said. The...

Woman's body found in house fire in Rusholme, Manchester

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  • April 12, 2011
A woman's body has been discovered after a house fire in Manchester. Police were called to a property in Grandale Street, Rusholme, at about 1410 BST and discovered the woman, believed to be in her late 40s. Greater Manchester Police and Greater Ma...

Atlantic College pool water dampens accommodation fire

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  • April 12, 2011
Fire crews used water from a college swimming pool to dampen down a blaze at a campus accommodation block. Seven fire crews put out the blaze which severely damaged the boarding house at Atlantic College, Vale of Glamorgan. No-one was injured. The ...

Man arrested after Andy Carroll's car set on fire

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  • April 12, 2011
A man has been arrested on suspicion of setting fire to Liverpool striker Andy Carroll's car. The ex-Newcastle player was at the house of his then captain Kevin Nolan, in Ponteland, Northumberland, when his Range Rover was set alight in October. Po...

Newquay to get 24-hour summer fire cover

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  • April 12, 2011
A fire station in a popular tourist destination in Cornwall is to be staffed 24 hours a day for four months, the county's fire chief says. Full-time cover at Newquay station will start in May, Chief Fire Officer Des Tidbury said. It follows a trial...

More cash for flood rescue teams in Gloucestershire

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  • April 12, 2011
Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is being given nearly £57,000 to help deal with flood emergencies. The money will pay for an additional rescue team and a powerboat which could be borrowed by emergency services across the country if nee...

11 houses evacuated in Bethesda gas alert

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  • April 12, 2011
Firefighters have evacuated 11 houses in Bethesda, Gwynedd, after a gas alert when a lorry caught fire and the flames spread to a car. The car was parked in a driveway on Bangor Road. Some diesel also spilled and a strong gas smell was reported in...

Man arrested after school bus crash near Abergavenny

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  • April 12, 2011
A man has been arrested for suspected drink or drug-driving after a school minibus overturned outside a primary school. One of the 12 pupils on board was taken to hospital with an arm injury. It happened at Cross Ash Primary School near Abergavenny, ...

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