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Trapped dog rescued 20ft underground at Mountain Ash

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  • January 13, 2012
Firefighters have rescued a dog trapped 20ft (6m) underground on a hillside in Rhondda Cynon Taf. The terrier cross fell into a crevice at Cefnpennar, near Mountain Ash, an area firefighters say is dotted with old mine workings, on Friday afternoon. ...

Coventry flats evacuated after flooding

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  • January 13, 2012
About 200 people have been evacuated after floods damaged a 16-storey block of flats in Coventry. West Midlands Fire Service said a vandalised water main on the 12th floor had caused a large amount of water to flood Caradoc Hall in Henley Green. The ...

Murder inquiry after body found in Bradford fire

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  • January 13, 2012
A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a man with neck injuries was found in Bradford on Thursday, West Yorkshire Police said. Firefighters found the body of the 28-year-old man when they went to a house in Rylestone Gardens, Unde...

Woman dies, man critical in Mountain Ash car, van crash

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  • January 13, 2012
A woman has died and a man is fighting for his life following a head-on crash near the A470 Abercynon roundabout in Rhondda Cynon Taf. Police say the 44-year-old driver of a Vauxhall Astra died in hospital after her car was in collision with a Peugeo...

Motorists trapped in Orkney A986 crash

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  • January 13, 2012
Emergency services have been called to the scene of a two-vehicle road crash in Orkney. Two motorists had to be freed by Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service after the accident, it was reported. It happened on the A986 near Harray Hall at ab...

Man, 79, rescued from mud near Thames Battersea Bridge

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  • January 13, 2012
Fire crews have rescued a 79-year-old man who became stuck in mud near London's Battersea Bridge. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said it sent four fire engines and a fire boat to the bridge in west London just before 10:30 GMT. London Ambulance Service sa...

Youths charged over £40,000 damage at Aberdeen school

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  • January 13, 2012
Boys aged 13 and 14 have been charged after damage estimated at £40,000 was caused to an Aberdeen school. Police said the two youths had been charged after investigating a fire and vandalism at Tullos Primary School in Girdleness Road. Grampian ...

Fatal farmhouse fire victim named as Donald Pattullo

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  • January 13, 2012
A man who died following a fire at a farmhouse in Perthshire has been named by police. Donald Pattullo, from Methven, received fatal injuries in the blaze which broke out at a farm near Glenalmond at about 18:00 on Wednesday. The 56-year-old was pron...

Two cut free after collision on A4059 near Mountain Ash

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  • January 13, 2012
Two people had to be cut free by fire crews after a road crash near the A470 Abercynon roundabout in Rhondda Cynon Taf. The incident, which involved a car and a van, at about 07:00 GMT on Friday, caused delays after the A4059 was closed in both direc...

Fire at roofing firm closes A90 for four hours

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  • January 13, 2012
A dual carriageway had to be closed for four hours after a major fire broke out at an Aberdeenshire roofing company. About 30 firefighters tackled the blaze at Stephenson and Kelly, near Potterton, which started at about 20:20 on Thursday and caused ...

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