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Glynneath street evacuated in house gas blast and blaze

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  • April 20, 2011
A witness has told how a suspected gas bottle explosion at a house in the Neath Valley has led to all the homes in the street being evacuated. Annette Whatley was in the garden of her home in Merthyr Road, Glynneath, when she heard the blast. She sai...

Nottingham cannabis factory fire warning

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  • April 20, 2011
A fire which was caused by an overloaded electrical socket used by cannabis growing equipment could have killed, police have warned. The blaze started in Vale Road, Colwick, Nottingham, in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Officers found equipmen...

Four dead in Llanidloes reservoir car plunge

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  • April 20, 2011
Four people have died after a car plunged into a reservoir in mid Wales. The body of a man has been recovered from the vehicle, which is still submerged, but three bodies remain. The woman who was driving managed to escape. Police said two vehicles w...

Threat of 'tinderbox' North York Moors fires

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  • April 20, 2011
"Tinderbox" conditions in a national park have prompted officials to put up fire warning notices ahead of two consecutive bank holiday weekends. Staff at the North York Moors park said moors and forests were at risk. With two holiday weekends approac...

Arm impaled construction worker leaves hospital

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  • April 20, 2011
A man whose arm was impaled on a metal bar at a Jersey building site has been released from hospital. Jersey fire crews and paramedics had worked together to help free the construction worker at a building site in St Martin on Tuesday. The injured ma...

Cliff rocks fall on Newquay beach

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  • April 20, 2011
Lifeguards and Cornwall Council officials are warning people not to sit directly underneath overhanging cliffs after a rock-fall from one in Newquay. Several heavy rocks fell on to Great Western Beach from the top of the cliffs near the Victoria Hote...

Wrexham: suspected arson attacks on at least 16 cars

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  • April 20, 2011
Another spate of suspected arson attacks on cars has led to patrols again being stepped up by North Wales Police in two areas of Wrexham. On Monday, four cars were targeted in Rhosllannerchrugog and Ponciau. In recent months, it is thought at least ...

Newcastle-under-Lyme fire was started 'deliberately'

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  • April 20, 2011
A building fire on Marsh Parade in Newcastle-under-Lyme was started deliberately Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has revealed. Crews from Newcastle, Longton, Ashley, and Hanley were called to the derelict building, shortly after midnight. A spo...

Hampshire fire service plans to axe 30 jobs

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  • April 20, 2011
Hampshire fire service is to cut about 30 jobs over the next four years as it aims to save £9m. Seven control room operators out of 35 face being axed by the end of March next year. The service has already said it is losing 40 of its 800 firefig...

Texas wildfires destroy a million acres

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  • April 20, 2011
Firefighters in the US state of Texas are battling to contain wildfires which have burned more than one million acres in the past fortnight. One official told CNN fires were burning "from border to border", with some covering more than 100,000 acres...

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