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Man injured in Derbyshire car repair workshop fire

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  • May 26, 2012
A man has suffered burns in a fire at a car repair workshop at a Derbyshire industrial estate. Seven fire crews were called to the burning building on the Meadow Lane Industrial estate, in Alfreton, at about 12:10 BST. Firefighters rescued the man fr...

Father and daughter in Havant barbecue fire

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  • May 26, 2012
A Hampshire father and his three-year-old daughter were taken to hospital with burns after petrol was used on a barbecue. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 15:51 BST on Friday to a house in Wildmoor Walk, West Leigh, Havant. The pa...

Gloucestershire petrol station crash woman dies

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  • May 26, 2012
A 43-year-old woman whose car crashed into other vehicles at a petrol station forecourt in Gloucestershire has died. The crash happened at Alderton Garage, on the B4077 near Winchcombe, at 12:00 BST. The woman, who was from Kingham, Oxfordshire, and ...

Gloucestershire fire chief calls for M5 junction improvements

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  • May 26, 2012
Calls for junction 10 of the M5 to be turned into a four-way junction have been backed by Gloucestershire's chief fire officer. John Hall said fire service response times could be improved and lives saved by adding extra slip-roads. Drivers are curre...

Diamond Jubilee honoured by Norfolk fire service

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  • May 26, 2012
A £4.5m fire station in Norfolk is being named in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at its official opening later. The station, off Martineau Lane, Norwich, will be called the Diamond Jubilee Fire and Rescue Station. Ian Mackie, deputy leader of...

Brixham Harbour News fire tackled by 100 firefighters

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  • May 26, 2012
About 100 firefighters have tackled a blaze at a shop in south Devon. Crews were called to Harbour News, on Fore Street, in Brixham at about 19:45 BST on Friday. The street was cordoned off, but no-one was believed to have been injured in the blaze. ...

Woman dies, two hurt in Bala, Gwynedd, lakeside crash

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  • May 26, 2012
A woman passenger in a car has died and two other people are seriously injured following a crash involving two cars near the lake in Bala, Gwynedd. North Wales Police said the local woman in her early 20s was one of three people in a silver hatchback...

Colonsay residents flee as wild fire breaks out on island

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  • May 26, 2012
A large wild fire on the island of Colonsay in the Inner Hebrides has been brought under control. The blaze at Kiloran Bay was reported at about 16:00 on Friday and eyewitnesses reported the fire appeared to be spreading rapidly to two cottages in th...

Blaze at forest in County Down

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  • May 26, 2012
The Northern Ireland Fire Service is attending a large fire at Moneyscalp Forest near Bryansford in County Down. Seven fire engines are attending the blaze, which is close to the Tollymore Mountain Centre in the Mourne Mountains. The fire has spread ...

Fire crews tackle gallery blaze in Leamington Spa

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  • May 26, 2012
About 40 firefighters have tackled a blaze at a Warwickshire art gallery. Fire crews were called to Warwick Studios fine art gallery, behind the fire station in Leamington Spa, at 13:25 BST. At the height of the blaze, nine fire appliances were at th...

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