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Lansdowne Hotel in Eastbourne evacuated after fire

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  • November 11, 2011
A seafront hotel in East Sussex has been evacuated after a fire broke out in the ground-floor kitchen. About 20 firefighters were called to the Lansdowne Hotel on King Edward's Parade, Eastbourne, at 13:15 GMT. One person was treated by paramedics at...

Human-induced fires sow the seeds of the future

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  • November 11, 2011
Human-made fires are influencing the evolutionary process of some plant species' seeds, a study has shown. Scientists found that seeds that were less rounded and coated in thicker protective hairs were more likely to survive fires used to clear scrub...

Gloucestershire fire chief criticises M5 bridge closure

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  • November 11, 2011
A planned year-long closure of a motorway junction bridge on the M5 in Gloucestershire has been criticised by the head of the county's fire service. Last month The Highways Agency announced plans to shut the bridge on the A4019 west of Cheltenham. Gl...

Four taken to hospital after Bognor flats fire

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  • November 11, 2011
Four elderly residents had to be taken to hospital suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation after a fire in a block of flats in West Sussex. The three women and one man were exposed to smoke as residents left the 16 flats at Red Ridges in Kings...

Manchester Piccadilly Station reopens after train fire

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  • November 11, 2011
Services through Manchester Piccadilly are running normally after a train fire forced a partial evacuation. The service to Llandudno caught fire at 17:50 GMT on Thursday, with the smoke leading to the closure. Firefighters said no-one was injured and...

Leicester shop fire tackled by crews

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  • November 11, 2011
About 20 firefighters have spent the night putting out a fire at a shop in Leicester. Crews were called to the blaze at the two-storey premises on Burfield Street at about 23.20 GMT on Thursday. A spokesman for Leicestershire Fire and Rescue said fir...

Ten treated in hospital after Edinburgh flat fire

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  • November 11, 2011
Ten people have been taken to hospital for treatment after an early morning fire at flats in Edinburgh. Emergency services were called to a well-developed blaze in a ground floor tenement flat in Tarvit Street, Tollcross, at about 02:35. A total of 1...

Fire crews rescue toddler with finger stuck in plughole

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  • November 11, 2011
A two-year-old boy who got his finger stuck in a plughole in the kitchen sink at his home near Oxford had to be cut free by firefighters. Fire crews used special saws to remove the metal plughole from the sink at an address in Kennington on Wednesday...

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