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Pensioner killed in Christmas Day fire is named

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  • January 3, 2012
A pensioner who died after a house fire on Christmas Day has been named as James Arthur Broadhead. An inquest into the 79-year-old's death has opened and adjourned at North Derbyshire Coroner's Court. A neighbour and Mr Broadhead's son-in-law dragged...

Chilean forces still battling two dozen forest fires

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  • January 3, 2012
Hundreds of firefighters in Chile are still tackling some 24 forest fires in southern and central regions. A further 18 fires have been brought under control, officials said. The fires have burned large areas of forest, including some 130 sq km (32,0...

Severe weather in Bristol and South Gloucestershire

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  • January 3, 2012
A driver has been rescued after her car was swept into a flooded stream following heavy rain. Rescue crews believe the woman, in her 40s, was driving through a swollen ford in Chew Stoke, south of Bristol, when her car was swept away. Two Environment...

Teme Bridge closure: Fire service contingency plans

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  • January 3, 2012
The fire service have made special plans to cope with emergency calls while a bridge across the River Severn in Worcester is refurbished. The Teme Bridge in Tenbury Wells will be closed for 10 weeks from 9 January. Hereford and Worcester Fire and Res...

Roads closed in Northampton after Fat Cats bar fire

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  • January 3, 2012
Fire crews are still at the scene of a blaze that tore through a Northampton bar. Fat Cats on Bridge Street in Northampton was hit by the fire at about 16.30 GMT on Monday. The fire was bought under control after 10 hours but Bridge Street and Angel ...

Devon and Somerset fire alarm proposal angers union

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  • January 3, 2012
Plans by Devon and Somerset's fire service to stop responding to automatic fire alarms have been condemned by the Fire Brigades' Union (FBU). The service is consulting on a proposal to stop sending a fire engine to alarms at businesses during daytime...

Storm-force winds cause road disruption across Wales

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  • January 3, 2012
Storm force winds and heavy rain are causing disruption across Wales, with fallen trees blocking some roads. Winds of up to 93mph were recorded in Gwynedd and there is a flood warning for the Conwy valley. The A40 between Carmarthenshire and Powys an...

South Australia heat wave leads to fire warnings

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  • January 3, 2012
Fire bans have been declared and bushfire warnings issued in southern Australia, amid soaring temperatures. South Australia has been hit by its hottest start to the year in a century, ABC news reports, with temperatures in some places passing 40C. On...

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