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Falmouth hotel fire: Blur guitarist among guests

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  • April 30, 2012
A major fire has destroyed a seafront hotel in Cornwall. About 30 people were moved to safety from the Best Western Falmouth Beach Hotel, at Gyllyngvase in Falmouth, as 100 firefighters tackled the blaze. One of them was Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, ...

Fire service operator saves blaze woman

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  • April 30, 2012
A woman trapped in her Sheffield home by fire says she was saved by a fire service operator. Liam Booth from South Yorkshire fire service spoke calmly to Sinead Bowden when she made a 999 call saying she was unable to get out of the house because of ...

Eight boys arrested over Longton building fire

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  • April 30, 2012
Eight teenage boys have been arrested over a large fire in Staffordshire which led to the Stoke to Derby railway line being closed on Sunday. Several roads were also shut due to the fire at a building on Caroline Street, in Longton. An investigation ...

Highlands and Islands fire service to explain stations' futures

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  • April 30, 2012
A fire service is to hold a series of public meetings to explain the future running of its fire stations. Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service (HIFRS) has one full-time station, 95 part-time retained stations and 23 community response units....

OAP rescued from coal bags fire in her East Lothian home

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  • April 30, 2012
An East Lothian pensioner has been taken to hospital after sacks of coal in her living room were ignited by a spark from her fireplace. An 89-year-old woman, from Ormiston, was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after the blaze broke out at 04:09. Fi...

England floods: Driver dies crossing swollen ford

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  • April 30, 2012
A 52-year-old man has died after his car became submerged at a ford in Hampshire, as heavy rainfall threatened flooding across large parts of England. The Badminton Horse Trials, in Gloucestershire, have been cancelled for the second time in their hi...

Bridge plunge couple rescued from Dorset stream

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  • April 30, 2012
An elderly couple were rescued from a stream in Dorset after their car plunged 10ft (3m) from a bridge and landed upside down in the water below. The man, 78, and the woman, 77, were trapped in the car, which had filled with 8in (20cm) of water, in W...

Two in hospital after Edenbridge flats fire

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  • April 30, 2012
Two men have been taken to hospital suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation following a fire in a block of flats in Kent. Fire crews were called to the two-storey building containing four flats in Wellingtonia Way, Edenbridge, just after 23:30...

Weather: 1,200 homes still without power and 10 flood warnings issued

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  • April 30, 2012
Bad weather continues to cause problems around Wales as 10 flood alerts are issued and engineers attempt to reconnect 1,200 homes after power cuts. Houses in Swansea, Cardiff and east Wales lost power on the weekend after the area was hit by strong w...

Sheffield Ski Village fire investigation begins

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  • April 30, 2012
An investigation has started into the cause of a fire which destroyed the main building of an outdoor ski village in Sheffield. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said it received a call to Sheffield Ski Village in Vale Road just before 01:00 BST on Sun...

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