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Sirens sound after flood warnings for Calder and Colne

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  • June 22, 2012
Twenty flood warnings are in force in West Yorkshire on the rivers Calder, Colne and Spen due to heavy rainfall said the Environment Agency. Flood sirens were sounded for a couple of minutes at 19:30 BST in Hebden Bridge and Todmorden to warn of immi...

Homes evacuated due to flooding in Lancashire

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  • June 22, 2012
People in part of Lancashire are being evacuated from their homes after heavy rain caused flooding, said police. More than 40 people are being evacuated from properties on Town Road in Croston, Chorley, after the River Croston burst its banks. The Ri...

Dinghy rescue after flooding in Greater Manchester

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  • June 22, 2012
Residents on a flooded street in Greater Manchester have had to be rescued from their homes by dinghy. Firefighters used the inflatable boat to ferry three people from their properties after heavy rainfall clogged drains in Beresford Street in Wigan....

Mother of boy injured in Bolton fire cautioned for neglect

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  • June 22, 2012
A mother whose son was seriously hurt in a fire after he was left alone at home has been cautioned by police for child neglect. Police said the 25-year-old woman had left the house for "a matter of minutes" when the blaze broke out on Longden Street ...

Maharashtra cabinet meets after Mumbai fire

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  • June 22, 2012
The Maharashtra cabinet has held a crisis meeting a day after a massive fire gutted several floors of the state government headquarters in the Indian city of Mumbai. The fire was put out on Friday morning, but officials said it would take two more da...

Shirley Towers inquest: Thermal imaging not used in fire

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  • June 22, 2012
A firefighter has told an inquest if a thermal imaging camera had been used in a fire which killed two colleagues it might have been discovered sooner. Keith Holland and his colleague Liam Ryan just managed to get out of Flat 72 in Southampton's Shir...

Pengegon fire crew hampered by hoarder's stash

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  • June 22, 2012
Attempts to tackle a blaze at a house in Cornwall were hampered by the "compulsive hoarding" by the occupier, firefighters have said. More than 45 firefighters were needed to bring the blaze in Pengegon under control on Thursday night. No-one was hur...

Durrington fire sees three taken to hospital

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  • June 22, 2012
An 82-year-old woman and her daughter were among three people taken to hospital after a fire at the woman's home in West Sussex. The woman was led to safety by her daughter from the bungalow in New Road, Durrington, but suffered severe breathing prob...

NI sports bodies back Belfast Interface games

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  • June 22, 2012
The governing bodies for football, rugby and gaelic are backing a bid to bring together young people from Belfast's sectarian interfaces. The Belfast Interface Games - cross-community sports camps - will run during the London Olympics. Organisers hop...

Shirley Towers inquest: Firefighter describes 'death trap' flat

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  • June 22, 2012
A firefighter has described the conditions inside a burning Southampton flat in which two of his colleagues died as a "death trap". Keith Holland and his colleague Liam Ryan just managed to get out of Flat 72 in Shirley Towers on 6 April 2010 after a...

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