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Man rescued from car washed down River Neb

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  • November 30, 2011
A man had to be rescued from his car after it was swept down the River Neb, in the Isle of Man. Fire crews were called to Brack a Broom Road water splash at about 14:00 GMT to reports of a car being washed down the river due to a strong current. The ...

Delays in Lakanal fire deaths inquiry spark complaint

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  • November 30, 2011
Relatives of those who died in a fire in a tower block in Camberwell more than two years ago have made an official complaint about the police investigation. Six people, including three children, were killed at Lakanal House in July 2009 but the repor...

Woman hurt as 'tornado' hits Greater Manchester

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  • November 30, 2011
A woman has been taken to hospital after what has been described as a "tornado" struck part of Greater Manchester. A sudden gust of wind toppled a chimney in Heaton Moor near Stockport at about 14:30 GMT. The woman was taken to Stepping Hill Hospital...

Abington Primary School pupils rescued from flooding

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  • November 30, 2011
A South Lanarkshire primary has been evacuated after a burn burst its banks in heavy rain and flooded the school. Two teachers and 27 pupils from Abington Primary in Biggar were led through knee-high flood water by firefighters at about 12:00. No-one...

Electric lead warning over Barmouth caravan fire deaths

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  • November 30, 2011
Fire officers have issued a warning about using electrical extension leads after an inquest into the deaths of a father and son in a caravan blaze. Robert Taylor, 58, and Andy Taylor, 26 from Flint, were caught in the fire which is thought to have be...

Tamworth Mercia community fire station opens

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  • November 30, 2011
A community fire station, built using money from the Private Finance Initiative, has opened. Seventeen retained firefighters are based at Tamworth Mercia Community Fire Station in Staffordshire. The new building houses one appliance and has a room wh...

HMS Belfast: Two injured as gangway collapses

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  • November 30, 2011
Two men have been taken to hospital after a gangway leading to HMS Belfast on the River Thames collapsed. The men suffered minor injuries in the lunchtime incident on the London attraction. Other people on the ship were evacuated by boat. The former ...

Woman suffers burns in Edinburgh fire

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  • November 30, 2011
A woman has been taken to hospital after firefighters rescued her from a blaze in her Edinburgh home. The 62-year-old was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with burns to her abdomen following the rescue. Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue were aler...

Fire-hit landmark Glasgow Co-op building 'dangerous'

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  • November 30, 2011
A landmark Glasgow building has been classified as a "dangerous" structure after fire ripped through it on Monday. Glasgow City Council said building control officers had carried out an inspection of the former Co-op Funeral Service building in Morri...

Horse rescued from swimming pool in Worcestershire

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  • November 30, 2011
A horse has been rescued from a disused swimming pool in Worcestershire. The owner called Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service on Monday morning after finding her horse in the pool at Hanbury, near Droitwich. The fire service pumped 25,00...

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