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Arson attack on Bewsey Old Hall in Warrington

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  • September 5, 2011
A historic building in Cheshire was badly damaged in an arson attack, police have said. Police were called to Bewsey Old Hall in Warrington at about 03:00 BST on Sunday by firefighters. Investigators assessed the scene and established the fire had be...

Texas wildfires prompt Rick Perry to return home

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  • September 5, 2011
Firefighters in drought-striken Texas are struggling to contain a 16-mile-wide (26-km) wildfire that has destroyed at least 300 homes. Texas Governor Rick Perry has cancelled campaigning in South Carolina to return home and monitor the blaze. "It's a...

Man injured after falling 45ft from Ingleton waterfall

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  • September 5, 2011
A 54-year-old man was taken to hospital by RAF helicopter after falling about 45ft (14m) from a waterfall in North Yorkshire. The man, from East Yorkshire, suffered serious head and leg injuries after losing his footing at Beezley Falls in Ingleton o...

Woman impaled on a gate spike in Droitwich freed

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  • September 5, 2011
Fire crews had to use cutting equipment to free a woman after she became impaled on a gate. They were called to a house in Showell Road in Droitwich just before 23:00 BST on Saturday. Station Commander Ian Jallands, from Hereford & Worcester Fire...

Fire crews tackle blaze at Blackwood sawdust building

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  • September 5, 2011
An investigation is under way into the cause of a fire at a works building in South Lanarkshire. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue said four appliances were called to tackle the blaze at the sawdust and wood shavings storage building in Blackwood at 03:00....

Combe Martin fire leaves man critical

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  • September 5, 2011
An elderly man has been taken to hospital with critical injuries after a fire at a flat in north Devon. He was rescued by firefighters from the four-storey flat in Combe Martin after the fire started early on Monday. Crews from Combe Martin and Ilfra...

Boys rescued after being cut off by River Tyne

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  • September 5, 2011
Three boys have been rescued from a small island in an East Lothian river after they were cut off from dry land. The boys 11, 12 and 13 had been cycling along the bank of the River Tyne at Clerkington Walk, Haddington, on Sunday when they became stra...

Woman dies in 'severe' house fire in Ludlow

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  • September 5, 2011
An elderly woman has died in a fire at her home in Shropshire. Firefighters were called to a three-bedroomed house in Stanton Drive in Ludlow just after midnight after being alerted by the public. The staircase had burnt away and firefighters had to ...

Arsons double during dry summer in South Yorkshire

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  • September 5, 2011
The number of deliberate small fires dealt with in South Yorkshire over the summer has doubled compared to 2010, figures released to the BBC reveal. Arsons such as bin or grass fires rose from 653 in July and August 2010 to 1,315 during the same peri...

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