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Service marks 75th anniversary of Holditch Colliery deaths

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  • July 8, 2012
A service has been held to remember 30 miners killed in a north Staffordshire colliery disaster 75 years ago. The men were killed and other miners injured during a fire and explosion at the Holditch Colliery in Chesterton on 2 July, 1937. The Reveren...

Somerset flood sheep rescue fire crew airlifted to safety

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  • July 8, 2012
Firefighters had to be airlifted to safety when they became trapped by flood water while rescuing a flock of drowning sheep in Somerset. The animals stranded by the rising water near a railway line at Batemans Farm in Chard. Fire crews trying to save...

Nuclear submarine fire figures revealed

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  • July 8, 2012
There have been 266 fires on nuclear submarines in the past 25 years, the Ministry of Defence has revealed. The incidents included 74 on ballistic missile submarines. Three happened while the vessels were in naval bases; one of these was on a ballist...

Crews at third fire in weeks at Chirk Kronospan factory

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  • July 8, 2012
Firefighters have attended a third blaze at a Wrexham wood products factory in recent weeks. Three engines were called to the scene at Kronospan in Chirk, on Sunday at about 10:00 BST. The fire was contained in a production area at the factory, which...

Attacks on firefighters 'awful'

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  • July 8, 2012
A councillor in Londonderry has described attacks on emergency services in the city as "an awful state of affairs". Stones and bottles were thrown at firefighters in two separate incidents over the weekend. No one was injured. Sinn Fein's Patricia Lo...

Wiltshire scrapyard fire: 'Slow process' for crews

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  • July 8, 2012
Fire crews are still working on a scrapyard blaze in Wiltshire, three days after the initial incident. A spokesman at Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said "tremendous progress" was made yesterday but the work was still a "slow process". Group manag...

Warrington retail park fire probably 'not started maliciously'

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  • July 8, 2012
Firefighters who tackled a blaze at a Cheshire retail park have said it was probably "not started maliciously". Around 14 crews were called to Europa Boulevard in Warrington at 20:30 BST on Saturday to deal with the fire at the Boots store on Gemini ...

New Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service team saves horses

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  • July 8, 2012
Four horses have been rescued by a new Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service team in its first week of operation. The service recently invested £1,500 in new equipment, including technical rescue straps, slings and harnesses. A horse trapped in a ...

Flood warnings and rain persist in UK

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  • July 8, 2012
Over ten flood warnings remain in place across England, with more heavy rain falling in some areas on Sunday. Warnings are in place in the Midlands, south-east and south-west but those for the Edinburgh and Lothians areas of Scotland have now been l...

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