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Ryde Castle Hotel partially collapses after fire

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  • March 18, 2012
A hotel on the Isle of Wight has partially collapsed after a fire broke out during a wedding reception on Saturday night. The Ryde Castle Hotel, in Ryde, was evacuated and six fire crews called just after 22:00 GMT. No-one was hurt. Fire investigator...

Passengers escape double decker bus fire

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  • March 18, 2012
Passengers had to be led to safety when a double decker bus caught fire in south-east London. London Fire Brigade was called to Pepys Road in New Cross at 08:22 GMT to reports of a bus and car alight, a spokeswoman said. Transport for London said the...

Man injured in Cornwall 30ft cliff plunge

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  • March 18, 2012
A man has been airlifted to hospital with life-threatening head injuries after falling 30ft down cliffs at Polurrian Cove on the Lizard, Cornwall. The man had been climbing with friends before he fell said police. Mullion and Polurrian cliff rescue t...

Man and woman treated after candles fire in Edinburgh

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  • March 18, 2012
A man and a woman were taken to hospital after unattended candles caused a fire at a house in Edinburgh. Firefighters were called to the blaze at Cakemuir Gardens in the Niddrie area of the city at about 01:30. An 18-year-old man and a woman, aged 20...

Dangers of leaving your home uninsured

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  • March 18, 2012
If your home was destroyed by a fire that was not your fault and you did not have buildings insurance, could you recoup the cost of rebuilding it? The latest figures available suggest more than 1.5 million homeowners may not have cover if the worst w...

Bridgnorth man gets bravery award for Cornish cliff rescue

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  • March 18, 2012
A Shropshire man involved in a cliff rescue has been given a bravery award by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service. Ben Stafford, 35, from Bridgnorth, was on a morning run near Newquay last July when he saw a woman trapped in car above a 300ft (90m) drop...

Crews tackle heath fire near Inverness

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  • March 18, 2012
Several fire crews have tackled a large heath fire on the outskirts of Inverness. Brown plumes of thick smoke from the blaze near Essich could be seen from homes in the south west of the city. Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service (HIFRS) sai...

Fire at fish merchant J Smith in Sandend 'suspicious'

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  • March 18, 2012
A major fire at an Aberdeenshire fish merchant is now being treated as suspicious, police have said. Almost 30 firefighters tackled the fire at J Smith in Sandend, near Portsoy, which broke out at about 01:00 on Thursday. Grampian Police said "signif...

Man loses toe in Nottingham escalator accident

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  • March 18, 2012
A man has lost a toe after his foot was trapped in a shopping centre escalator in Nottingham. The man was taken to Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre for treatment after the accident on Thursday, East Midlands Ambulance Service said. Nottingham City...

South Yorkshire fire officials say station closures 'best option'

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  • March 18, 2012
Four fire stations across South Yorkshire should close as the "best option" to save £10m, fire service officials have said. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue aims to close the retained station in Royston. Under the plans, stations in Darnall, Mansfiel...

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