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Goole flash floods: Firefighters pump out buildings

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  • August 3, 2011
About 50 firefighters are pumping out homes and businesses in Goole, East Yorkshire, after the town was hit by flash floods. Humberside Fire Service said it received 135 calls in just three hours as torrential rain and hail fell on the town on Wednes...

Fire at Carlsberg brewery in Northampton

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  • August 3, 2011
A fire has broken out at the Carlsberg brewery in Northampton. Crews from Northamptonshire Fire Service were called at 14:39 BST to the site. The fire broke out in machinery in the processing area of the main building on Bridge Street in the south o...

New appeal over Helensburgh Sharkey family fire murders

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  • August 3, 2011
Police investigating the murders of three family members in a deliberate house fire in Helensburgh have issued a fresh appeal for information. Thomas Sharkey, 21, and his eight-year-old sister Bridget died following the blaze on 24 July. Their fat...

Burton fire: Chinese restaurant and flats evacuated

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  • August 3, 2011
A restaurant and flats were evacuated after a fire broke out in a Chinese restaurant in Staffordshire. Three fire engines attended the blaze at The Ruby, in High Street, Burton, at 09:20 BST. On arrival, firefighters were faced with a fire involving ...

Calls to ban sky lanterns

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  • August 3, 2011
UK: Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service have joined up with Michael Eavis, the farmer behind the Glastonbury festival, to remind people of the risks from setting off sky (Chinese) lanterns and in particular the risks they carry to farme...

Dog stuck in Burghclere hole released with quake devices

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  • August 3, 2011
A dog stuck down a hole in Hampshire was freed with equipment used to rescue victims of the Japan and New Zealand earthquakes. Ivy, a four-month-old cocker spaniel, was found trapped deep in a fox hole in woods near Well Street, Burghclere. Hampshire...

Marlow Rowing Club badly damaged in fire

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  • August 3, 2011
Marlow Rowing Club has been badly damaged by fire. Nicole Targett from Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service said 55 firefighters and eight engines were called to the blaze at about 04:15 BST. She said investigations were continuing at the club in Marl...

Man falls into hold of grain ship in Southampton docks

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  • August 3, 2011
A man has been rescued by firefighters after falling into the hold of a grain ship berthed in Southampton's Eastern Docks. Fire and ambulance crews received an emergency call at 01:22 BST. Paramedics from the Hazardous Areas Response Team treated the...

Cardiff roads reopen after crash and cooking oil spill

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  • August 3, 2011
Roads have reopened after a multi-vehicle crash and a spillage of cooking oil brought delays for drivers travelling into Cardiff. Two lanes were closed during the morning rush hour on the A4232 Cardiff link road after a crash between Leckwith and ...

'Lives at risk' over 999 changes in mid and west Wales

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  • August 3, 2011
Lives could be put at risk in rural areas because of changes to a first responder scheme in which fire crews help paramedics, claims a union leader. Teams at 13 stations in mid and west Wales are trained to help with medical emergencies where they ...

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