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Helicopter crashes at Salisbury industrial estate

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  • January 10, 2012
A helicopter has crashed on woodland next to an industrial estate in Wiltshire. The civilian Gazelle helicopter hit a tree as it came down at the Churchfields Industrial Estate in Salisbury at 09:40 GMT. The ambulance service said three people who we...

Horseshoe Pass crash: Local community's 'shock'

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  • January 10, 2012
The first person at the scene of a fatal car crash on the Horseshoe Pass in Denbighshire says it has left the local community in "absolute shock". Two young men from the Ruabon area were killed and another injured when their car left the road and hit...

Firefighters tackle social club blaze

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  • January 10, 2012
Around 50 firefighters have been tackling a large blaze at a social club in Merseyside through the night. The fire at the Longview Labour Club in Huyton broke out at around 19:00 GMT on Monday. Ten fire engines attended the scene at the single storey...

Teenager rescued from burning house in Mayfield

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  • January 10, 2012
Emergency crews have warned people not to take risks trying to fight fires after an unconscious teenager was rescued from a burning house. The 19-year-old woman was discovered in a property in Oak Place in Mayfield near Dalkeith on Monday evening. Lo...

Fire damages 11 cars near quarry in Portland

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  • January 10, 2012
A fire which damaged 11 cars near a Dorset quarry is being investigated. Crews were called overnight after reports of a fire next to Inmosthay Quarry in Portland. Two shipping containers holding engine components, an empty horsebox and a mobile build...

Freckleton house fire: Smoke alarms not working

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  • January 10, 2012
Initial investigations into a house fire which killed four siblings suggest the Lancashire property did not have working smoke alarms. Reece Smith, 19, twins Holly and Ella, aged four and Jordan, two, died in the blaze at a converted bungalow in Lyth...

School on fire in London every third day

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  • January 10, 2012
There was the equivalent of one fire every three school days in London last year, new figures show. London Fire Brigade released statistics showing there were 113 accidental fires at schools in 2011, along with 36 arson attacks. The organisation is n...

New fire engine in Staffordshire Moorlands for animal rescue

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  • January 10, 2012
Firefighters in the Staffordshire Moorlands have taken delivery of a new fire engine to help with animal rescues. The £230,000 machine will be based in Leek and can also be used to fight fires. The engine has been fitted with specialist equipmen...

Approval to build rescue boat slipway in Tewkesbury

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  • January 10, 2012
Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue has been given permission to build an emergency slipway on the River Severn. Because the site was on a village green, permission had to be granted by Defra after a public inquiry ruled in favour of the plans. The slipw...

Accused did not want car fire victim Gagandip Singh hurt

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  • January 10, 2012
A medical student accused of luring her television executive friend to his death after he tried to rape her has told a court she did not want him hurt. Mundill Mahil, 20 from Chatham, Kent, said Gagandip Singh, 21, had tried to rape her six months be...

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