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Ipswich woman hanging by foot from cellar ladder saved

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  • June 30, 2011
An 86-year-old woman from Suffolk is recovering in hospital after she was left hanging by her foot from a cellar ladder for 24 hours. The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAS) was called to a house in Manor Road, Ipswich, after a friend of the wom...

Four houses in Maidenhead are struck by lightning

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  • June 30, 2011
Four houses in Maidenhead have been struck by lightning which caused damage to a roofs, left holes in walls and short-circuited appliances. Residents were woken by the noise at 0600 BST on Tuesday in Ellington Park, and emergency services were called...

Fire crews tackle Wilmslow Garden Centre blaze

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  • June 30, 2011
More than 70 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a garden centre in Cheshire. Crews were called to Wilmslow Garden Centre in Manchester Road, Wilmslow, at about 0530 BST. The fire had spread to four large greenhouses. Firefighters removed fire...

St Andrew's Junior School in Newport shut after fire

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  • June 30, 2011
A junior school in Newport will be closed until at least Monday following an overnight fire in the staff room. Five fire crews tackled the blaze at St Andrew's Junior School in Lliswerry caused by an electrical fault in a dishwasher. The South Wales ...

Crews fight flat fire in Bermondsey tower block

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  • June 28, 2011
A fire at a 21-storey tower block in south-east London has been brought under control by firefighters. London Fire Brigade (LFB) crews were called to Lupin Point on Abbey Street in Bermondsey at about 1400 BST. A spokesman for LFB said the fire on th...

Chinese lanterns 'must be banned'

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  • June 28, 2011
Celebrations turned sour at a 21st birthday when Chinese lanterns released to mark the occasion caused a large fire in barley fields. Melissa Noton, a guest at the party in Stonesfield, Oxfordshire, previously liked the lanterns - but after the exper...

Four Kent homes struck by lightning catch fire

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  • June 28, 2011
Four homes caught fire when they were struck by lightning in Kent. Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) said it received hundreds of calls as thunderstorms swept across the county. Up to 30 firefighters tackled a blaze in Gravesend, while others respo...

Boy rescued from artificial rocks at Edinburgh primary

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  • June 28, 2011
A young boy has been rescued by firefighters after trapping his knee between artificial rocks at an Edinburgh primary school. The 10-year-old became stuck as he climbed over fibreglass rocks at Juniper Green primary. A crew from Lothian and Borders F...

Swansea tyre blaze postpones South Wales Bike Ride

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  • June 28, 2011
A tyre blaze which has been burning for almost two weeks, has caused the postponement of an annual charity bike ride around Swansea. More than 1,500 people were due to take part in Sunday's British Heart Foundation (BHF) South Wales Bike Ride. But th...

Staffordshire firefighters rescue ducklings from pipe

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  • June 28, 2011
Firefighters in Staffordshire have rescued four ducklings from a drainage pipe underneath their fire station. A female duck was spotted quacking in the yard of the fire station in Tamworth on Monday. When fire crews investigated they discovered four ...

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