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Isle of Man fire crews attend motor home explosion

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  • August 4, 2011
A motor home on the Isle of Man has been wrecked in an explosion. The incident, in which there were no injuries, happened in Belgravia Road, Onchan, on Wednesday afternoon. A spokesman from the Isle of Man fire service said the fire was confined to t...

Dumfries flat fire rescue man in hospital

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  • August 4, 2011
A man has been taken to hospital for treatment after being rescued from a burning flat in Dumfries. Neighbouring properties were evacuated as a precaution while firefighters tackled the blaze. Fire crews were called to the scene at St Andrew's Court ...

Doncaster residents angry at 'flood delay'

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  • August 4, 2011
Residents whose properties were flooded in Doncaster after heavy rainfall have criticised the council, saying it was slow to respond. A number of houses were flooded in Thorne during intense rainfall on Wednesday evening. Some residents told the BBC ...

Michael Eavis calls for UK ban on Chinese lanterns

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  • August 4, 2011
Glastonbury Festival boss Michael Eavis has called for a nationwide ban on Chinese lanterns. The paper lanterns are not allowed at the festival on Worthy Farm but some revellers smuggle them in and release them during the five-day event. Mr Eavis sai...

Pontyclun tribute to player Nathan Wills killed on A470

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  • August 4, 2011
A rugby club has paid tribute to a "promising" player who died after his car crashed and caught fire on the A470 - one of Wales' busiest roads. Pontyclun RFC offered "deepest heartfelt condolences" to the family of Nathan Wills, who was known as Will...

Firefighters rescue six in Haddington blaze

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  • August 4, 2011
Six people have been rescued after fire broke out in the stairwell of a block of flats in East Lothian. Firefighters were called to Hardgate Court in Haddington shortly after 02:00, following reports that rubbish in the close was well alight. The fir...

Disused Hartlepool factory blaze 'was deliberate'

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  • August 4, 2011
A fire which severely damaged a former cake factory in Hartlepool is being treated as an arson attack. Residents were advised to stay indoors because of thick smoke during the blaze at the building on the Oaksway Industrial Estate on Wednesday evenin...

Yorkshire flash floods: Clear-up operation under way

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  • August 4, 2011
A clear-up operation is under way in parts of Yorkshire after torrential rain caused flash flooding. North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire were badly affected on Wednesday, with some homes and businesses being evacuated. Humberside Fire Service received...

Pontypridd Common gas tank blaze cordon continues

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  • August 4, 2011
Emergency services are continuing a cordon around an acetylene cylinder found on fire in a pile of rubbish. The fire service said restrictions will be held in place until 21:00 BST to give the gas tank a chance to cool and reduce the risk of an explo...

Sprinkler law to hit house building, says Redrow boss

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  • August 4, 2011
A new Welsh law making fire sprinklers compulsory in homes will lead to fewer being built, the head of a construction firm has warned. The Welsh Government is consulting on the rules and says there is no timetable set for introducing water systems. B...

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