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Fire attack bid at Alness hotel where guests slept

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  • August 8, 2011
Police investigating serious damage at a Highland hotel have revealed that attempts were made to set fire to the building while guests slept. The attack on the Station Hotel, High Street, Alness, took place at about 03:00 on Sunday. Police have appea...

Escaped horse rescued from Dorset swimming pool

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  • August 8, 2011
A horse had to be rescued from a swimming pool in Dorset after escaping from a field during the night. Firefighters were called to a house in Motcombe, near Shaftesbury, at about 08:30 BST. The 25-year-old male horse, called Apollo, had stepped on th...

Man injured by lightning strike to Battle home

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  • August 8, 2011
A 57-year-old man was taken to hospital after lightning hit his East Sussex home and then travelled through the electrics. Firefighters said the charge hit the aerial and blew out power sockets before it injured the man at his house in Bowman's Drive...

Python rescued from Morecambe office chair

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  • August 8, 2011
Fire crews in Lancashire were called to an unusual rescue after reports that a snake had become trapped in a piece of furniture. The 3ft (0.9m) python was stuck in the adjustment mechanism of an office chair at a home on Alexandra Road in Morecambe. ...

Lorry destroyed in 'suspicious' depot fire in Cheltenham

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  • August 8, 2011
A fire which destroyed a lorry and badly damaged 20 wheelie bins on an industrial estate in Cheltenham is being treated as suspicious. Fire crews were called to Lansdown Industrial Estate in the early hours of Monday, following numerous 999 calls. A ...

Man held over death of women in fire-hit Preston home

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  • August 8, 2011
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his grandmother and aunt at their Lancashire home. The bodies of Maureen Allen and her daughter, who has not yet been identified, were found in a bungalow in Fulwood, Preston, at 02:00 BST. The 21-yea...

London riots: Met Police launch major investigation

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  • August 8, 2011
The Metropolitan Police has launched a "major investigation" into the riot in Tottenham which saw attacks on people, fires and looting. Officers on the inquiry, codenamed Operation Withern, will interview witnesses and review hours of CCTV footage in...

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