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Fire on Condor Ferries' Commodore Clipper

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  • April 27, 2012
A fire has broken out on a ferry travelling between Portsmouth and the Channel Island of Guernsey. Crew members on the Commodore Clipper discovered what they described as a "minor fire" in an engine's oil heating system at about 13:20 BST, operator C...

Sussex dog walker rescued from muddy Horsham riverbank

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  • April 27, 2012
A woman has been rescued after being trapped in mud on a waterlogged riverbank in West Sussex. The woman became trapped on North Heath Lane riverbank, Horsham, on Wednesday after wading out to reach her dog. West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service firefi...

Willington cylinder fire prompts evacuation

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  • April 27, 2012
Dozens of homes in Derbyshire have been evacuated after a fire in a property containing gas cylinders. Emergency crews were called to Sealey Close, Willington, at about 12:00 BST to reports that a garage was on fire. A 200m exclusion zone was put in ...

Residents trapped by Dundee flat blaze

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  • April 27, 2012
Residents have been rescued from a fire after getting trapped at the top of a tenement in the centre of Dundee. The fire started in a building on the city's Union Street on Thursday afternoon. Tayside Fire and Rescue Service said four appliances were...

Corby Cube built to 'dangerous' design, report says

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  • April 27, 2012
The Corby Cube was built with "dangerous" design flaws which had to be corrected, a report has revealed. The building, which houses council offices, a library and theatre, had a staircase described as "like a helter skelter", among other faults. A le...

Willenhall arson attacks cause damage and disruption to rail

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  • April 27, 2012
Three arson attacks in an area of the West Midlands have caused damage and disruption to the rail network. British Transport Police (BTP) said the fires, which all took hold close to the railway in Noose Lane, Willenhall, are being treated as deliber...

East Sussex fire crews rescue family from Rye pub roof

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  • April 27, 2012
A family has been rescued from the roof of a pub near Rye in East Sussex following a fire in the building. Three crews from East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were called to the Royal Oak Inn, at Pett at about 0250 BST. Two adults and a child were...

Two men sought over Dungannon fatal fire

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  • April 27, 2012
Police investigating the deaths of a mother and daughter in an arson attack in Dungannon have said they want to identify two men seen in the area. Elizabeth McGirr, 71, and her 38-year-old daughter, Deirdre, died in a blaze at a flat in Dunlea Vale i...

Blackburn's £8m community fire station opens

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  • April 27, 2012
Blackburn's new £8m community fire station has officially opened. The new building is opposite the town's former fire station on Byrom Street, which was built in the 1920s and no longer considered fit-for-purpose. Station manager Andy Taylor said th...

M1 crash: Two killed as lorry and van crash

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  • April 27, 2012
Two people have been killed in a crash between two vehicles on the M1 in Buckinghamshire. The collision between a lorry and a van happened at about 05:00 BST between junctions 13 and 14, near Milton Keynes. Thames Valley Police said the crash involve...

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