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Woman, 84, trapped under Manchester bus and critically hurt

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  • June 28, 2012
A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after being trapped under a bus that had hit her in Manchester. The woman, 84, suffered serious injuries to her right leg and an injury to her head in the accident at Piccadilly Gardens in the city centr...

Belfast floods

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  • June 28, 2012
The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service dealt with more than 700 flood-related call-outs in greater Belfast between Wednesday and Thursday. At the height of the flooding, many roads were impassable and about 1,000 homes were left without power. ...

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  • June 28, 2012
Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service has opened a new museum celebrating the brigade's history and heritage. The centre features exhibits ranging from hand-drawn pumps and the first breathing apparatus sets to today's state-of-the-art equipment. There...

Man found in Lothian flat fire dies

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  • June 28, 2012
A man found unconscious in a burning flat in East Lothian has died in hospital. Firefighters were called to the blaze in a second-floor flat in Dunbar High Street at about 11:00. A spokeswoman for Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said thre...

Essex firefighters walk out on strike in protest over cuts

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  • June 28, 2012
Full-time fire crews in Essex have begun the first in a series of stoppages in protest at cuts to the service. Members of the Fire Brigades Union voted for industrial action claiming the cuts could put lives in danger. Read More........... Reproduced...

Colorado Springs under threat as 32,000 flee fire

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  • June 28, 2012
More than 32,000 people were forced to flee their homes as a raging wildfire threatening the US city of Colorado Springs doubled in size overnight. Traffic and smoke choked the streets as people hurried to evacuate the city and the nearby US Air Forc...

Flooding in Staffordshire prompts 200 fire service calls

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  • June 28, 2012
Flooding caused by heavy rain in Staffordshire has prompted an "unprecedented number" of calls to the county's fire and rescue service. The service said areas that are significantly affected include Brewood, Penkridge, Rugeley and Cannock. Dean Steve...

Aylsham business destroyed by fire

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  • June 28, 2012
Investigations are continuing in to the cause of a fire which wrecked a bathroom and kitchen centre in Norfolk. Crews were called to the centre in Burgh Road when the fire started in the building's roof. The A140 was closed for about an hour and a ha...

Elderly woman dies in Lincolnshire house fire

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  • June 28, 2012
A woman has died in a house fire in Lincolnshire. The emergency services were called to Dowdyke Road in Sutterton, near Boston, just before 07:30 BST. Police have said the body of an elderly woman was found inside but have not released any more detai...

Belfast floods: Response to ordeal comes under fire

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  • June 28, 2012
Politicians have criticised the response to Wednesday night's torrential rain that flooded many homes and businesses. Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy said the "flood line did not perform as it should have". The flood incident line is oper...

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