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Withernsea homes evacuated after gas leak

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  • August 6, 2012
About 20 properties have been evacuated in an East Yorkshire town after a gas mains was damaged during road works. A 39-tonne road surface removal machine was stuck on a section of gas pipe on Queen Street in Withernsea, Northern Gas Networks said. T...

Spain wildfires: Weather conditions hamper firefighters

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  • August 6, 2012
Firefighters are continuing to battle wildfires affecting the Canary Islands of La Gomera and La Palma, and mainland Spain. Emergency services spokeswoman Carmina Lorenzo said on Monday that strong winds and high temperatures had pushed the fire on L...

Wednesfield Aces Cycle clubhouse hit by 'arson' attack

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  • August 6, 2012
The chairman of a cycling club which was destroyed by arsonists said the attack on the clubhouse and equipment had left him feeling "sick and gutted". West Midlands Fire Service was called to Wednesfield Aces Cycle Speedway Club, Griffths Drive short...

Highland Estate house completely destroyed by fire

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  • August 6, 2012
A remote 18th century estate house on the shores of Loch Alsh in the west Highlands has been completely destroyed by fire. The blaze broke out at Ardintoul House, near Glenelg, on Sunday night. Fire crews were called at about 23:30. Despite the effor...

Rainbow Day Care Centre in Derby hit by late night fire

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  • August 6, 2012
A day care centre in Derby has been damaged in an overnight fire. Fire crews were called to the Rainbow Day Care Centre on Village Street at about 23:00 BST on Sunday. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue said officers spent two hours putting out the blaze at ...

Underpants in microwave caused Weymouth fire

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  • August 6, 2012
A man who tried to dry his underpants and socks in the microwave accidentally set fire to his flat, the fire service has said. The blaze was spotted at the second floor flat on Market Street in Weymouth at about 22:45 BST on Sunday. The man was led t...

Flood alerts remain in parts of UK

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  • August 6, 2012
Flood alerts remain in place after heavy rain caused flooding and disruption in some areas on Sunday. A flood warning is in place for Brough Beck at Catterick, North Yorkshire, with 26 flood alerts across Britain. Thirteen areas are on flood alert ...

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