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Flooding in Essex causes widespread travel disruption

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  • May 3, 2012
Overnight rain has caused further flooding across Essex. Flood warnings have been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Brain from Black Notley to Witham and the Bumpstead Brook at Steeple Bumpstead. Essex police said they had received 37 we...

'Forgotten candles' set fire to TV in Bournemouth flat

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  • May 3, 2012
Two people have been rescued from a Dorset flat after their neighbours fell asleep without putting out candles, the fire service has said. Dorset Fire Service said other neighbours woke them up and phoned 999 to report the fire in Brooklyn Court in C...

Ryde Castle Hotel will remain closed for 'at least a year'

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  • May 3, 2012
A hotel on the Isle of Wight is to remain closed for "at least a year" after a fire broke out during a wedding reception, the owners have said. The Ryde Castle Hotel had partially collapsed in the fire on 17 March. Investigations are still ongoing to...

Police probe blaze at Campbell's Auto Salvage scrapyard

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  • May 3, 2012
Vandals who set fire to about 35 cars and smashed the windows of 100 vehicles at a scrapyard in West Lothian are being sought by police. The incident happened at Campbell's Auto Salvage in Colinshiel Road, Armadale, on Tuesday evening. Firefighters s...

Atherstone-on-Stour fire trial: Court told of rescue bid

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  • May 3, 2012
A fire crew commander says he braved "virtually zero" visibility in a warehouse to save firefighters' lives. Timothy Stowe said he watched as one of four firemen who died in the blaze in Atherstone-on-Stour, Warwickshire, in 2007 apparently made his ...

Motive sought for arson attacks in Greenisland

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  • May 3, 2012
Police are investigating a series of malicious fires overnight in Greenisland, County Antrim. A car was set on fire at Knocksallagh Park at about 02:30 BST on Wednesday. The fire spread to a second car, a caravan, a wooden summer house and a garage d...

Sheffield Ski Village 'very hazardous' following fire

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  • May 3, 2012
Police have warned people to stay away from the "very hazardous" Sheffield Ski Village following two fires. The first fire at the facility in Vale Road on Sunday destroyed the main building while a second blaze on Monday damaged part of the ski lift....

Man dies in Asheldham industrial incident

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  • May 3, 2012
A man has died following an industrial incident at an animal feed production site in Essex. The incident occurred at the Dengie Crops Ltd plant in Asheldham, near Southminster, at about 13:40 BST on Tuesday. Ambulance and fire crews, as well as the E...

Police appeal over suspicious Peterhead dune fire

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  • May 3, 2012
Police are investigating a suspicious fire which broke out at dunes in Aberdeenshire at the weekend. The blaze was discovered burning in an area of dune grass near to the Peterhead Golf Course club house on Saturday evening. A spokesman for Grampian ...

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