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M4 tunnel fire: Brynglas tunnel reopens

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  • July 30, 2011
The Brynglas tunnel on the M4 motorway near Newport has fully reopened following a lorry fire on Tuesday. But Transport Minister Carl Sargeant said there would be a 30mph speed limit as there was only partial lighting. He said there had been work aro...

Salford plane crash: Two men in critical condition

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  • July 30, 2011
Two men are in a critical condition after their light aircraft crashed into two houses in Salford. The plane came down in Newlands Avenue, Peel Green at about 12:20 BST after taking off from Barton Aerodrome. The men were airlifted to Wythenshawe hos...

Devon and Somerset fire centre merger plans discussed

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  • July 30, 2011
Plans to merge the Devon and Somerset fire control rooms are being discussed by the fire authority. The fire service needs to secure a new control room before the lease on its Hestercombe House centre in Taunton expires in October 2012. The plans, wh...

Selly Oak fire death: Murder inquiry begins

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  • July 30, 2011
A murder inquiry has begun after the death of a man rescued from a fire at a derelict garage in Birmingham where he was sleeping rough. Job Wilding, 41, was one of two men rescued from the garage on Gristhorpe Road, in Selly Oak, on Saturday. He and ...

Burnt-out Crieff flat 'draws tourists'

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  • July 30, 2011
A town centre building left gutted by a fire has become an unlikely draw for photographers. Clothes store CeeGees and the flat above on Crieff High Street, Perthshire, were destroyed in the blaze on 7 June. The building was demolished following the f...

Man suffers burns to 12% of body in fire in Jersey

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  • July 30, 2011
A man has burns over 12% of his body after a fire in Jersey. States of Jersey Fire and Rescue said the fire in the kitchen of a top-floor flat in St Saviour's Road was caused by a conventional chip pan. Six people and a small child were evacuated fro...

Duns Wicken Fen fatal fire factory job loss concerns

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  • July 30, 2011
A councillor has warned that 35 proposed job losses following a fatal factory fire will have a "big impact" on a small Scottish Borders town. Mid Berwickshire councillor Donald Moffat said it was a major blow for Duns and the surrounding area. Brian ...

Police investigate fire at Forest Town house

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  • July 30, 2011
Police are investigating the cause of a fire at a family home in part of Nottingham. Fire crews were called to a house on Olive Grove in Forest Town at about 01:30 BST on Friday. Two adults and two children, aged three-and-half and nine, managed to e...

Herefordshire house fire: Woman dies from injuries

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  • July 30, 2011
An elderly woman who suffered serious burns in a house fire in Herefordshire has died from her injuries. A fire investigation has been launched after the fire at a property in Riverdale Park, Abbey Dore, shortly after 15:00 BST on Thursday. A fire se...

Injured man rescued from Bridgend river bank

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  • July 30, 2011
An injured man was rescued from a river bank in Bridgend on Thursday evening. A spokeswoman from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said they received a call at 18:38 BST that an injured man was at the bottom of a riverbank near Pont George Road in ...

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