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Jersey firefighters rescue pony from swimming pool

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  • November 16, 2011
A pony has been rescued from a swimming pool in an incident attended by island fire crews. A couple raised the alarm after they found the pony had broken through a fence around its paddock and fallen into their pool in St Peter. They held the pony in...

No apology from fire service over Alison Hume's death

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  • November 16, 2011
Scotland's largest fire service has not apologised for procedural failings which contributed to the death of a woman who fell down in a mineshaft. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue said Alison Hume's death was "a source or enormous regret", but described t...

Northampton nightclub crush victim 'had breathing problems'

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  • November 16, 2011
A woman who died after a being involved in nightclub crush probably suffered injuries that affected her breathing, an inquest has been told. Laurene-Danielle Jackson died two weeks after the incident at the Northampton's Lava and Ignite club on 19 Oc...

Man held on suspicion of arson over Andover house fire

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  • November 16, 2011
A 56-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with a fire at a house in Hampshire. It follows a blaze at a house in Armstrong Rise, Charlton, Andover, which broke out shortly after 08:00 GMT on Tuesday, 15 November. The man,...

Alison Hume's death in Galston mineshaft 'preventable'

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  • November 16, 2011
A woman who died after falling down a mineshaft in East Ayrshire might have lived if emergency services had removed her sooner, an inquiry has found. Alison Hume, 44, fell 40ft into the disused mineshaft in Galston in 2008 while taking a shortcut hom...

Galashiels man dies after Langlee Drive flat fire

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  • November 16, 2011
A pensioner has died from his injuries following a blaze in his flat in the Scottish Borders on Monday night. Brian Hart, 68, suffered burns and smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in the living room of his home in Langlee Drive, Galashiels. Fire...

Commodore Clipper ferry fire 20-hour wait criticised

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  • November 16, 2011
Poor onshore co-ordination meant passengers had to wait up to 20 hours before getting off a ferry after a fire broke out, an accident report has said. The Commodore Clipper was close to Portsmouth harbour when the fire started on the main vehicle dec...

Electrical safety ignorance 'puts millions at risk'

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  • November 16, 2011
Millions of people in the UK risk death or injury because of their ignorance about household electricity, the Electrical Safety Council has said. A survey of more than 2,000 people for the charity highlighted common risks. It suggested people used fa...

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