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Woman rescued from fire at nursing home in Banbury

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  • May 8, 2011
An elderly woman has been rescued from a fire at a nursing home in Oxfordshire. The blaze broke out in her ground floor bedroom at Brooklands Nursing Home on Old Parr Road in Banbury on Saturday afternoon. A man visiting an elderly aunt discovered th...

Woman injured in timber-frame house fire in rural Kent

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  • May 8, 2011
A woman has been taken to hospital with minor injuries following a fire which destroyed a two-storey timber-framed house in rural Kent. About 20 firefighters tackled the blaze in Sand Lane, Frittenden, near Ashford at about 0415 BST on Sunday. The fi...

Swinley Forest fire evacuees return home

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  • May 8, 2011
Residents who had to leave their homes when a series of fires broke out in Swinley Forest in Berkshire nearly a week ago have been allowed to return. A fire service spokeswoman said rain that fell over the area near Bracknell on Saturday "was very we...

Lincolnshire two-car collision injures six people

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  • May 8, 2011
Six people have been treated for injuries sustained in a crash in Lincolnshire. Emergency crews were called to Spalding Road, Pinchbeck, at about 2100 BST after two cars, a Volkswagen Golf and a Ford Fiesta, crashed. Fire crews had to cut one of the ...

Neighbour raises alarm to save Helston man from fire

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  • May 8, 2011
A man has been rescued from a fire at his home in Cornwall after a neighbour raised the alarm. Fire crews were called to the house in Hawkins Way, Helston at about 0500 BST. Cornwall Fire Service said it was called by a neighbour who had heard the sm...

Expected heavy rain set to bring UK wildfire relief

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  • May 8, 2011
Overnight thunderstorms look set to help efforts to control wildfires still raging in parts of the UK. Blazes continue to burn in Berkshire and Lancashire, while fires caused by the recent hot spell have destroyed acres of land in Northern Ireland an...

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