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Fire crews rescue woman from bus in Old Stratford

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  • May 31, 2011
Firefighters and paramedics rescued a woman injured when a double-decker bus made an emergency stop in Northamptonshire. Crews from Great Holm and Towcester were called to the incident in Towcester Road, Old Stratford, shortly after 1500 BST on Tuesd...

India: Bus crash kills '25 wedding guests'

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  • May 31, 2011
At least 25 members of a wedding party were killed when their bus plunged into a small river in India's north-eastern state of Assam, police said. The bus was travelling from the state capital, Guwahati, to Kamrup district. The incident happened when...

Coalville bus destroyed by fire

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  • May 31, 2011
A bus has been destroyed after catching fire in a residential street in a Leicestershire town. No-one was injured as the bus driver managed to get all the passengers on the Coalville to Agar Nook service out safely, an Arriva bus spokesman said. A re...

Hereford firefighters tackle city scrapyard fire

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  • May 31, 2011
Up to 60 firefighters are tackling a blaze that broke out at a scrapyard in Hereford. Herefordshire Fire and Rescue Service said the scrapyard is not particularly big but is "well alight". Thick, black smoke from the fire can be seen from some distan...

Gibraltar fuel depot blast: Ten cruise passengers hurt

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  • May 31, 2011
Ten cruise ship passengers have been injured in an explosion and fire at the port of the British territory of Gibraltar, the cruise company says. The guests, who received minor injuries, were treated on board the Independence of the Seas, a statement...

Humberside emergency services see fuel costs rise

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  • May 31, 2011
Emergency services across the Yorkshire and Humber region have reported an increase in their fuel costs. Yorkshire Ambulance Service has seen a £1.2m overspend on fuel since April last year. The Trust had allocated £5.1m to purchase fuel in...

Surrey Heath Olympic Games emergency response exercise

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  • May 31, 2011
Emergency teams in Surrey Heath have tested out their procedures ahead of next year's Olympic Games. During the exercise, volunteers pretended to be evacuees after an unexploded bomb had been found in a built-up residential area. Camberley Theatre wa...

Boy in River Medway death identified as Alex Chappell

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  • May 31, 2011
A 12-year-old boy who died after he fell in the River Medway but was unable to swim has been identified by police. Alex Chappell was playing with friends on a rope swing over the river at a park in Tovil, near Maidstone, when he fell in the water, Ke...

Fire at Lambhill Stables 'was deliberate'

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  • May 31, 2011
A fire at a recently-refurbished 150-year-old stable complex in Glasgow was started deliberately, police have said. The blaze at Lambhill Stables broke out about 0230 BST. It was extinguished but caused extensive damage to one of the three buildings ...

Beached 44ft whale dies on Redcar beach

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  • May 31, 2011
A 44ft (13m) long whale has died three hours after becoming stranded on a beach on Teesside. Police alerted the RNLI after spotting the 20 tonne stricken mammal on Redcar Beach, just after 0620 BST. A rescue bid started which involved trying to keep ...

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