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Sleeping man alerted by neighbours to Weymouth flat fire

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  • January 14, 2012
A man was saved by neighbours who roused him from his sleep by banging on the door of his Dorset home after seeing smoke coming from under it. The blaze started after a heater, which the victim, 68, put on before going to sleep, fell over and set fir...

Fisherman dies after boat overturns in the River Trent

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  • January 14, 2012
A fisherman has died after the boat he was in overturned on the River Trent in Nottinghamshire. Police were called to Cromwell Lock, North Muskham, at about 10:00 GMT following reports a boat had overturned and two men were in the river. The two men,...

Two Jersey men in 'lucky escapes' from fires

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  • January 14, 2012
Fire chiefs in Jersey have warned people to fit smoke alarms after two men escaped from fires. One man was treated for burns and for smoke inhalation after the kitchen in his Grand Vaux home caught fire. A woman and baby there were unharmed. Another ...

Italy cruise ship Costa Concordia rescue 'like Titanic'

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  • January 14, 2012
A British woman who escaped from the Costa Concordia cruise ship has told her father the scene "felt like the sinking of the Titanic". Dancer Rose Metcalf, 22, had been performing on the ship when it ran aground off the coast of Italy. She was one of...

Woman in hospital after Gateshead flat fire rescue

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  • January 14, 2012
A woman had to be rescued by firefighters after a blaze broke out in the bedroom of a flat in Gateshead. Twenty firefighters were called to tackle the blaze in the upstairs property in Weatherall Gardens in Beacon Lough late on Friday night. The woma...

Woman and baby treated in hospital after Heywood fire

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  • January 14, 2012
Three people have been rescued from a fire at a block of flats in Greater Manchester, including a woman and baby who were treated in hospital. Fire crews were called to High Street in Heywood at 22:50 GMT on Friday after reports that a fire had broke...

Fire crew free two after collision in Rhondda Cynon Taf

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  • January 14, 2012
Firefighters cut two people from a car following a collision between two vehicles in Rhondda Cynon Taf. The accident happened on the A4061 Rhigos Mountain Road between Hirwaun and Treherbert shortly before 18:00 GMT on Friday. One person was able to ...

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