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Fulwood Royal Mail sorting office chemical alert

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  • August 7, 2012
More than 100 workers were quarantined for four hours after a chemical alert at a Royal Mail office in Preston. Emergency services were called to Pittman Way, Fulwood, at 16:00 BST after reports that an unknown substance had been detected in a loadin...

Burning body in Chippenham Sainsbury's car park

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  • August 7, 2012
A body has been found under burning debris at a supermarket car park in Chippenham, Wiltshire. Police said the discovery was made in the early hours of Tuesday by a dog handler on routine patrol at the Bath Road Sainsbury's store. The fire service pu...

Farm machinery destroyed at Roundswell barn fire

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  • August 7, 2012
Firefighters have tackled a blaze at a farm in Devon. Crews from Barnstaple were called to the fire at Roundswell at about 23:00 BST on Monday. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze destroyed the barn, a tractor and other farm mac...

Woman 'seen ablaze' in Tunbridge Wells flat fire

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  • August 7, 2012
A woman has been badly burned in a fire at a flat in Kent. She was taken to hospital with burns after the first-floor fire in a three-storey building in Gladstone Road in Tunbridge Wells. The woman's clothes were reported to be on fire as she got out...

Fires hit Spain's Canary Islands, threaten unique flora

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  • August 7, 2012
Fires on Spain's Canary Islands have destroyed more than 4,000 hectares (9,900 acres) of land, including part of a UN World Heritage site. The Garajonay National Park on the island of La Gomera is home to hundreds of plant species, some of which are ...

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