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Road and rail risk audit ordered after M1 closure

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  • April 18, 2011
An audit of road and railways at possible risk from industrial accidents has been ordered after the scrapyard fire that caused major M1 disruption. Friday's blaze under an elevated section in north London saw lanes closed between junctions 1 and 4. T...

US girl survives Golden Gate Bridge fall

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  • April 18, 2011
A 16-year-old girl survived a fall from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco in the US state of California, officials have said. The girl was in the waters of San Francisco Bay for about 20 minutes on Sunday before being pulled to safety. She was ...

Surrey fire crews tackle three grass fires

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  • April 18, 2011
Fire crews have tackled three fires in one afternoon in Surrey's rural areas. Eight hectares of undergrowth were damaged in a fire tackled by 10 crews at Tarmac Hill, Camberley, at 1330 BST, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said. Six fire engines were ...

Fire at Tyrrells crisp factory in Leominster

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  • April 18, 2011
Crews have been tackling a large fire at a crisp factory in Herefordshire. Firefighters were called to Tyrrells Court, Leominster, at 1235 BST when a fire broke out on a mezzanine level inside the factory. At its height 10 crews were fighting the bla...

Northampton to London train death woman inquest opens

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  • April 18, 2011
The inquest has opened into the death of a London woman who is believed to have killed herself after starting a fire while inside a train toilet. Rachel James, 43, of Whitehall Road, Uxbridge, died in the fire on the train travelling from Northampton...

Fire risk warning to Peak District walkers

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  • April 18, 2011
There is a "high" risk of fire on Peak District moorland because of the recent dry weather, according to park rangers. Lack of rain in recent weeks has dried out the moors making them vulnerable to fires which harm wildlife and destroy rare plants. F...

Crawley pigeons deterred with 'fire' gel

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  • April 18, 2011
Pigeons are being tricked into thinking their favourite buildings are on fire in a Sussex town centre. Crawley Borough Council has already trialled the use of a non-toxic orange gel as a pigeon deterrent at its Exchange Road car park. Humans see the ...

Skegness fire site 'damaging holiday resort's image'

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  • April 18, 2011
A derelict building site is damaging the image of a Lincolnshire holiday resort, according to the local council. A large part of Skegness's seafront Grand Parade was destroyed in a fire in August 2007. East Lindsey District Council granted permission...

Body of missing man Paul Welsh found in River Clyde

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  • April 18, 2011
The body of a man who had been missing from his home in Glasgow has been found in the River Clyde. Paul Welsh, from the Gorbals area, was last seen drinking with a relative in the city's Saltmarket on 8 April. The body of the 39-year-old was recovere...

Boy, 14, dies after canoe capsizes on River Medway

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  • April 18, 2011
A teenager has died after he got into difficulties while canoeing with a friend on the River Medway in Kent. The two boys had taken their canoes to the weir at Teston Lock, near Maidstone, when one canoe capsized at 1120 BST on Sunday, Kent Police sa...

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