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Maidstone street reopens after gas leak

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  • October 10, 2011
A street in Maidstone has reopened following a gas leak which caused residents to be evacuated from their homes. A gas pipe on a grass verge close to Downs View Road was reported to be ruptured shortly before 11:00 BST. Kent Fire and Rescue Service e...

Hereford and Worcester fire service in horse rescues

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  • October 10, 2011
Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue has issued a warning over keeping horses near water after it was called to three incidents in three days. In unrelated call-outs between 7 and 9 October, four horses were rescued from the River Severn near Sever...

Gas leak forces Newent shops evacuation

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  • October 10, 2011
A number of shops have been evacuated after a gas leak at a takeaway restaurant in Gloucestershire. Emergency services were called to The Newent Tandoori in Broad Street, Newent, at about 11:30 BST following reports of a smell of gas. Police said fir...

Inquiry critical of four men who drowned in Loch Awe

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  • October 10, 2011
A fatal accident inquiry has found that four men who drowned in Loch Awe had been drinking, were poorly equipped, and did not take safety precautions. William Carty, 47, his brother Steven, 42, Thomas Douglas, 36, and Craig Currie, 30, fell from a sm...

Whitehaven woman dies in house fire

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  • October 10, 2011
A 56-year-old woman has died at a fire in her home in Cumbria. Emergency services were called to the property in Churchill Drive in Moresby, near Whitehaven, on Sunday, by witnesses who spotted smoke. The body of Joyce Oldfield was recovered by fire ...

Eight arrested after fire at Valley Gardens play area

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  • October 10, 2011
Eight teenagers have been arrested over a fire which destroyed a children's play park in North Yorkshire. Fire crews were called to the Valley Gardens park in Harrogate in the early hours of Saturday. North Yorkshire Police said one of the teenagers ...

Man arrested for arson after Norton Canes house fire

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  • October 10, 2011
A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a house fire near Cannock. A 41-year-old man was trapped in the building during the fire in Brownhills Road, Norton Canes, on Sunday morning. He was rescued by firefight...

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