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Firefighters join Ryan Ferguson bone marrow appeal

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  • October 1, 2011
Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service has joined the appeal for a bone marrow donation to help save a little boy's life. Three-year old Ryan Ferguson, from East Kilbride, was diagnosed with leukaemia in August. He has since been admitted to hospital an...

Body found after Gibson Court retirement flats fire

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  • October 1, 2011
A body has been recovered at the scene of a fire in a block of retirement flats in Surrey. Surrey Police said the body was recovered from the Gibson Court, off Manor Road North, Hinchley Wood, on Friday afternoon. Officers have not yet confirmed the ...

New £1.5m fire station opens in Wokingham, Berkshire

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  • October 1, 2011
A new £1.5m fire station has opened in Berkshire despite a 4% cut in fire authority's funding this year. Work on Wokingham Fire Station, in Easthampstead Road, began in November 2010. The station is designed to be environmentally friendly to kee...

Cars damaged in Grindon arson attack

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  • October 1, 2011
Four cars have been badly damaged in an arson attack on Wearside. Police were called to the Broadway in Grindon, Sunderland, early on Saturday morning after reports of a fire. When they arrived they four cars on fire in three separate streets - two o...

Broadheath fatal house fire: Cailin Van Straaten wakes

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  • October 1, 2011
A young woman who was seriously burnt in a house fire that killed her brother and her mother's ex-partner has woken from a coma. Cailin Van Straaten, 18, who escaped the blazing house on Barlow Road, Broadheath, on 19 September remains in a "very poo...

Wragby riding stable fire: Father tried to save girl

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  • October 1, 2011
A two-year-old girl died in a burning van during a fire at a West Yorkshire riding stables despite attempts by her mother and stepfather to save her. The 37-year-old man saved his one-year-old daughter from the blazing vehicle at Hessle Farm, in Wrag...

Man falls into 12ft hole on Didcot housing development

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  • October 1, 2011
A man was seriously injured when he fell into a hole on a housing development in Oxfordshire. The man, in his 60s, fell 12ft (3.5m) into the excavation on the Great Western Park site in Didcot. Two fire crews and a specialist rescue team were called ...

Plane hits Ferris wheel north of Sydney, trapping four

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  • October 1, 2011
An ultra-light plane has crashed into a Ferris wheel in a village north of Sydney, trapping four people, Australian officials say. The Cheetah S200 plane with two men aboard did not topple the wheel after hitting it during a festival in the village o...

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