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Water safety plea at West Yorkshire flood areas

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  • June 23, 2012
Serious flooding in Yorkshire has prompted the Environment Agency to warn onlookers to stay away from affected areas. The call comes less than 24 hours after torrential rain caused rivers to burst their banks and flood warnings to be issued at 39 sit...

Man impaled on railing in Hockley released by fire crew

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  • June 23, 2012
A man was impaled on a fence when a railing went through his leg in Birmingham. Fire crews were called to New Hall Hill, Hockley, shortly after 09.30 BST after reports a 34-year-old man was injured. A crew tried to release him by using cutting equipm...

Fire breaks out twice in Exeter business park wood pile

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  • June 23, 2012
Two blazes in wooodpiles at a business park near Exeter have been tackled by fire crews. A 10m (33m) deep wood pile, which measured 50m (164ft) by 60m (197ft), was set alight at Greendale Business Park at Woodbury Salterton, on Friday evening. Crews ...

Brecon river search for missing man resumes

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  • June 23, 2012
A river search for a missing 54-year-old man in Brecon has resumed. The man who is said to be from the local area is believed to have fallen into the fast-flowing River Usk near Llanfaes Bridge early on Friday. Police, fire crews and mountain rescue ...

Woman rescued after river fall in Wattstown, Rhondda

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  • June 23, 2012
A woman has been taken to hospital after falling around 7m (23 ft) down a river embankment. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to Danygraig Terrace, Wattstown, Rhondda, at 20:26 BST on Friday. Two ladder appliances were used in the rescu...

Carrickfergus Sailing club is destroyed in fire

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  • June 23, 2012
The captain of Carrickfergus Sailing Club has said the fire which destroyed the building is thought to have been started by an electrical fault. Fire crews were called to the building on Rodgers Quay shortly after 23:30 BST on Friday. A few members o...

Chilford Hall blaze halts firefighters' wedding plans

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  • June 23, 2012
Two firefighters say they may have to postpone their marriage after a blaze gutted their Cambridgeshire wedding venue. Annmarie Allen and Steve Rogers, who work in Hertfordshire, planned to hold their reception at Chilford Hall, in Linton, in August....

Yorkshire Dales flash floods leave cars stuck

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  • June 23, 2012
Flash flooding in the Yorkshire Dales left people having to be rescued from cars when they became stuck in water. North Yorkshire Fire Service said nine people in three cars were brought to safety on the A684 in the Hawes area. Firefighters said whil...

GM recalls Chevrolet Cruze over fire risk

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  • June 23, 2012
US car manufacturer General Motors has recalled almost half a million cars to reduce the risk of fire. It plans to modify Chevrolet Cruze sedans, a popular model, so that flammable liquids are not caught in the engine, GM said. The recall affects 475...

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