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Stockport firework boy's finger blown off

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  • October 25, 2011
A 10-year-old boy had part of his finger blown off when a firework exploded at a house in Stockport, Greater Manchester. The boy's index finger was injured and and his thumb was split while playing with a firework at the house on Glebe Street, Offert...

Flooding affects Pembrokeshire residents and businesses

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  • October 25, 2011
Home owners in Pembrokeshire have been hit by flooding after a day of heavy rain. Pembroke Dock and Milford Haven were worst hit as fire crews attended 30 flooding incidents on Monday evening. Most call-outs were to flooded houses although two were t...

18 people rescued from flood waters

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  • October 25, 2011
Eighteen people, including two children, had to be rescued on boats in County Tyrone, as flooding continues to affect many parts of Northern Ireland. A river burst its banks in Beragh, leaving some residents trapped in their homes. A new £1m pou...

Public sector pension challenge reaches High Court

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  • October 25, 2011
The government's policy of raising public sector pensions in line with the consumer prices index instead of the retail prices index is going to be challenged in the High Court. On Tuesday, six trade unions start a judicial review. They believe the po...

Elderly man injured in Oxford house fire

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  • October 25, 2011
An elderly man has suffered burns in a fire at a house in Oxford. Firefighters and police were called to the property in Abbey Road in the early hours of Monday. The 77-year-old occupant escaped the blaze but was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital wher...

Homes evacuated over Selston gas cylinder fire for second night

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  • October 25, 2011
Some residents evacuated because of a fire involving gas cylinders in Nottinghamshire are spending a second night away from home. Firefighters were called to a shed fire at Nottingham Road in Selston at about 02:00 BST on Monday. More than 50 residen...

Powerstock Primary School near Bridport wrecked by fire

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  • October 25, 2011
A Dorset school's main hall has been destroyed in a fire suspected to have been caused by an electrical fault. Emergency crews were called to Powerstock Primary School near Bridport shortly before 06:30 BST where the Victorian main building was aligh...

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