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Man's leg freed from under digger in Pennant

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  • September 30, 2011
Firefighters have rescued a man whose leg was trapped under a mini digger in Ceredigion. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said a crew from Aberaeron were called to nearby Pennant at 17:30 BST. The man was freed from the earth-moving machine...

Girl missing as fire hits farm in West Yorkshire

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  • September 30, 2011
A girl is missing and a baby and a man have been taken to hospital after a fire broke out at a farm. Police said emergency services were called to Hessle Farm, at Ackworth, West Yorkshire, at about 17:30 BST. The one-year-old baby girl and the 37-yea...

Woman suffers serious burns in M61 car fire

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  • September 30, 2011
A woman is being treated for serious burns after a car fire on the M61 in Lancashire. The woman, believed to be from south Manchester, was in a Vauxhall Vectra with a man and three children when it caught fire near the Blacow junction with the M6. Po...

Arson attack in Guildford destroys pub outbuilding

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  • September 30, 2011
A fire at an outbuilding at a Surrey pub was started deliberately, police have said. The blaze at the rear of the Apple Tree, in Southway, Guildford, on Thursday destroyed the structure and its contents. Surrey Police believe the concrete prefabricat...

Serial Fireraiser Rory McVay jailed

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  • September 30, 2011
A fireraiser who threatened to burn down the home of a police detective "with his family inside" has been jailed for five years and nine months. Rory McVay, 32, had earlier admitted starting three blazes in Edinburgh, one of which saw 22 people being...

Person missing after fire at Gibson Court, Surrey

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  • September 30, 2011
One person remains unaccounted for after a fire at a block of retirement flats in Surrey which led to the evacuation of the building. About 40 residents of Gibson Court, off Manor Road North, Hinchley Wood, were moved out as fire crews tackled the bl...

Co Armagh nursing home residents evacuated after fire

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  • September 30, 2011
Residents of a nursing home in Armagh had to be moved to safety in the early hours of Friday morning after a fire. Twenty-seven people had to moved from the home on the Keady Road while the fire service dealt with the incident. Several of the residen...

Crews tackle fire in Melksham barn

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  • September 29, 2011
Firefighters have been tackling a blaze in a barn in Wiltshire. Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said 19 firefighters were sent to Boundary Farm in Berryfield Lane in Melksham after being called at 00:15 BST. The fire had spread from the barn, which...

Sharkey fire murders: birthday appeal issued

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  • September 29, 2011
Police investigating a triple murder have renewed their appeal for information on what would have been the ninth birthday of one of the victims. Bridget Sharkey and her 21-year-old brother Thomas died following a deliberate fire at their home in Scot...

Man died in tyre explosion at work in Pumsaint

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  • September 29, 2011
Police have confirmed that a man in Carmarthenshire died when a tyre exploded while he was working on it. Emergency services were called to Thomas Rees & Son, Pumsaint, at about 09:35 BST on Wednesday. Dyfed-Powys Police said the man who died had...

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