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Wigan flats explosion: Man suffers burns

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  • March 14, 2012
A man has been taken to hospital after a suspected gas explosion in a fourth-floor flat in Wigan. North West Ambulance Service said the 60-year-old man was hurt in Lime Street in the Scholes area of the town at about 14:45 GMT. The man suffered burns...

Trains to Didcot and Oxford disrupted by gas cylinder fire

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  • March 14, 2012
Trains between Oxford and Didcot have started running again following a fire involving a gas cylinder which disrupted the service. The fire started in Hinksey Yard near Redbridge Park and Ride. Buses were used to replace trains and journey times were...

Fire bike to improve road safety

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  • March 14, 2012
Firefighters on the Isle of Man will use a new motorbike in a campaign to reduce rider accidents on the island's roads. The fire and rescue service will use the privately donated Kawasaki bike to spearhead an education and publicity campaign. Chief f...

Baby rescued from fire by parents in Douglas

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  • March 14, 2012
A baby has been rescued by its parents after a fire broke out in the child's bedroom on the Isle of Man. It happened at about 02:00 GMT in the Tilbury Lakes area of Governor's Hill in Douglas. A spokesman for the Isle of Man fire service said the bla...

Crews tackle Nelson coffin factory fire

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  • March 14, 2012
More than 50 firefighters tackled a large fire which broke out at a factory in Lancashire. Fire crews were called to the Walter Lambert and Sons coffin manufacturers site on Edgar Street, near Leeds Road in Nelson, at about 03:10 GMT. A row of about ...

Switzerland coach crash kills 28, including 22 children

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  • March 14, 2012
At least 28 people - including 22 children - have been killed in a bus crash in Switzerland, police say. Another 24 children were injured in the accident in the canton of Valais, near the border with Italy. The bus - which was carrying children from ...

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