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Three 'seriously hurt' in Gnosall fire

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  • July 28, 2012
Three people were badly hurt when they escaped a house fire in Staffordshire. Emergency services were called to an address in Monks Walk, Gnosall, at 01:45 BST where they found three people with "serious injuries". A West Midlands Ambulance spokesman...

Whitland level crossing train-lorry crash investigated

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  • July 28, 2012
An investigation is under way after a lorry and a train collided at a level crossing at Whitland, Carmarthenshire. The Rail Accident Investigation Branch is looking into the crash at Henllan Amgoed - the Llanboidy crossing - just before 16:00 BST on ...

Pilot and passenger escape Forest of Dean plane crash

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  • July 28, 2012
A pilot and his passenger have escaped from a light aircraft that crashed at an airfield in the Forest of Dean. Emergency services were called to Spence Airfield, near English Bicknor, at about 12:45 BST on Friday. The plane was trying to land when i...

Whitland level crossing train-lorry crash injures three

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  • July 27, 2012
Three people have been injured after a lorry and a train collided at a level crossing in the second similar crash in under a year. It was at Whitland, Carmarthenshire, at what is known as the Llanboidy crossing just before 16:00 BST on Friday. Mid an...

2012 Olympics: Fire disrupts Weymouth opening ceremony

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  • July 27, 2012
A fire has broken out at Weymouth Pavilion next to the beach hosting Weymouth and Portland's opening ceremony for the Olympics. The pavilion was evacuated while firefighters tackled the blaze, but has now reopened. An Olympic press conference was due...

Boak building fire: Arson investigation launched

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  • July 27, 2012
A fire that gutted a six-storey former leather factory in the West Midlands is being treated as arson, police say. More than 80 firefighters were called to the blaze that broke out at the old Boak building in Walsall on Station Street on Monday night...

Dinas reservoir, Ponterwyd: Death of fisherman

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  • July 27, 2012
A fisherman who was reported to have collapsed and fallen into a reservoir in Ceredigion has died. Emergency services were called to the scene at Dinas reservoir, Ponterwyd, at 08:50 BST on Friday. Paramedics and crews from Mid and West Wales Fire an...

Firefighters rescue two from house blaze at Llandudno

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  • July 27, 2012
A mother and daughter have been rescued by firefighters called to a house blaze in Conwy county. North Wales Fire and Rescue say the daughter, aged 25, phoned 999 saying the blaze was blocking the front door to the house at Bridge Road, Llandudno, at...

Newry fire described as biggest in years

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  • July 27, 2012
A major fire at a County Armagh clothes recycling plant, which at its peak was tackled by 115 firefighters and 23 fire engines, is now under control. The Fire Service arrived at the warehouse on the Newtown Road in Cloghoge, outside Newry, shortly af...

Atherstone-on-Stour fire: Warwickshire County Council to be sentenced

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  • July 27, 2012
A council that pleaded guilty to a health and safety charge over the deaths of four firefighters will be sentenced at a hearing later this year. John Averis, Ashley Stephens, Darren Yates-Badley and Ian Reid died tackling a warehouse blaze in Atherst...

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