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Wales flooding: Victims hoping for return to homes

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  • June 9, 2012
Hundreds of residents and holidaymakers in mid Wales hope to return to their homes and caravans later after being evacuated as floodwaters swept in. About 1,000 people were moved to safety on Saturday, with an estimated 150 rescued, many from caravan...

Electric Cinema in Notting Hill evacuated after fire

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  • June 9, 2012
About 200 people had to be evacuated from a cinema in west London which caught fire. The fire broke out at the Electric Cinema in Portobello Road, Notting Hill, at about 14:30 BST. A spokesperson for London Fire Brigade said up to 60 firefighters bat...

Wales flooding: Clean up begins after rescue operation near Aberystwyth

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  • June 9, 2012
A clean up has started in parts of mid Wales after severe flooding sparked a major rescue operation which saw 1,000 people moved to safety. Villages in Ceredigion were cut off as houses and caravan parks were flooded by up to 5ft (1.5m) of water. Des...

Five people injured in Bourton Westwood car crash

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  • June 9, 2012
Five people have been injured in a car crash in Shropshire, according to West Midlands Ambulance Service. A spokeswoman said two cars were involved in the incident on the B4378 at Bourton Westwood, near Much Wenlock. It happened at about 11:30 BST an...

East and West Sussex fire merged call centre site announced

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  • June 9, 2012
The location of the merged East and West fire service emergency call centre has been announced. East Sussex and West Sussex fire will start taking 999 calls at Haywards Heath fire station from September 2013. Managers said the merged operation would ...

A47 crash near Norwich claims lorry driver's life

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  • June 9, 2012
A lorry driver has died following a crash on the A47 south of Norwich. The road was closed in both directions for much of the day after the accident involving a lorry and a car between the A11 and A140 junctions. The A47 has since partly reopened in ...

Asbestos fears after fire in Long Eaton

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  • June 9, 2012
People in Long Eaton have been warned not to pick up dangerous asbestos debris which may have landed in their gardens following a fire. Residents were advised to keep their windows and doors closed when Derbyshire Fire and Rescue was called to Carlto...

Wales flooding: Rescue at flooded caravan parks

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  • June 9, 2012
A major rescue is under way at caravan parks in mid Wales after severe flooding. Three people have been rescued by helicopter and police estimate 40 people have been taken to safety. People are still trapped and numerous caravans are surrounded by fl...

Fire on 27th floor of Birmingham's tallest residential building

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  • June 9, 2012
A flat fire on the 27th floor of Birmingham's tallest residential building led to two people being taken to hospital. Sixty people left the Beetham Tower site on Holloway Circus in the city centre as a result of the fire. Smoke affected the 27th and ...

Fire crews battle moorland blaze near Stornoway

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  • June 9, 2012
An extensive fire has broken out at the edge of the Lews Castle grounds in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. Five fire engines and 30 crew have been tackling the blaze, which spread over moorland destroying trees. Work to bring it under control has bee...

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