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Churton light aircraft crash: Two feared dead

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  • August 16, 2012
Two people are believed to have died when a light aircraft crashed near Chester, Cheshire Police have said. The aircraft with two men on board came down on farmland near the village of Churton. Police said staff at Hawarden Airport in north Wales rep...

DR Congo mine collapse: Dozens killed

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  • August 16, 2012
At least 60 miners have been killed after a shaft collapsed in a gold mine in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say. The miners were about 100m underground when the accident happened in Orientale province on Monday, local media sa...

Chemical plea after emergency at Wye Valley Skips

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  • August 16, 2012
Fire chiefs have urged people to take "extreme caution" when disposing of chemicals after an incident at a skip company in Herefordshire. Emergency crews were called to Wye Valley Skips, on the Rotherwas Industrial Estate, on Wednesday. Hereford and ...

Alasdair Hay is named as Scotland's first fire chief

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  • August 16, 2012
The man who will head the new national Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has been named. Alasdair Hay, the current chief officer for the Tayside brigade, will begin work on merging the existing eight regional brigades by 1 April next year. The interim...

Burnt Australia ultramarathon runners 'should get payout'

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  • August 16, 2012
Two ultramarathon runners who suffered life-threatening burns when they were trapped by bushfire during an event in Australia should receive compensation, a government inquiry has found. The women were taking part in a 100km (62 mile) race through th...

Tonbridge farm blaze forces exclusion zone set-up

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  • August 16, 2012
An exclusion zone has been set up around a farm in Kent following a major fire. More than 50 firefighters spent the night tackling the blaze in Horsmondon Farm, near Tonbridge. The blaze has now been put out but the fire service is waiting for potent...

Four rescued from Douglas house fire

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  • August 16, 2012
Four people have been treated for smoke inhalation after being rescued from a house fire in the Isle of Man. Fire crews were called out at 00:05 GMT to a property in the Springvalley area of Douglas. It is thought the blaze, which started in the kitc...

Alasdair Hay named as new chief for merged Scottish fire service

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  • August 16, 2012
The acting chief fire officer of Tayside has been appointed to run Scotland's new national fire and rescue service. Alasdair Hay will begin work on merging the existing eight regional brigades by April next year. Ministers believe it will help save m...

Rotherwas Industrial Estate chemical incident puts four in hospital

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  • August 16, 2012
Four people were taken to hospital during a chemical incident at an industrial estate in Herefordshire. Emergency crews were called to Rotherwas Industrial Estate at about 13:10 BST. Two fire engines from Hereford Fire Station were deployed and polic...

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