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Los Angeles driver, 100, hits group of children

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  • August 30, 2012
A 100-year-old man reversed his car on to a pavement and hit 11 people, including nine children from a primary school, in Los Angeles, California. Four children were in critical condition when firemen arrived on the scene but are all expected to surv...

Homes evacuated in Wrexham gas blast threat

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  • August 30, 2012
Homes were evacuated in Wrexham after police received reports a man was threatening to cause a gas explosion. North Wales Police said officers called to Wilson Avenue found a man dousing himself in what appeared to be petrol shortly before 17:20 BST ...

Richard Waters jailed for Norman King pub arson

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  • August 30, 2012
A man has been jailed for seven and a half years for setting fire to a 12th Century thatched pub in Bedfordshire. The Norman King in Dunstable, which was being refurbished as a function room, was destroyed in August last year. Richard Waters, 43, of ...

Fire crews train in burning Solihull tower

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  • August 30, 2012
Firefighters in the West Midlands have begun training in a 15-storey tower block which can be set alight. Girton Tower in Smith's Wood, Solihull, was donated to the service by Solihull Community Housing. The facility means crews can practise dealing ...

Cash stolen during Crawley Hospital fire

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  • August 30, 2012
Cash was stolen during a fire at a West Sussex hospital, police have said. The fire on the sixth floor at Crawley Hospital was reported just after 13:00 BST on Tuesday. Sussex Police are also investigating thefts during fires at a Brighton hotel, Bri...

Guernsey fire and rescue service cuts to be examined

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  • August 30, 2012
Guernsey's Home Department has said the island's Fire and Rescue Service will not be immune to cuts, as it looks to save £2m from its overall budget. A survey of 750 islanders has shown strong public support for the continued free provision of most ...

Shire horse rescued from Radcliffe pond

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  • August 30, 2012
A horse has been rescued after it got trapped in a pond in Greater Manchester. Firefighters from Broughton and Heywood found the shire horse, called Jeremy, submerged up to his neck at Scotson Fold Farm in Radcliffe. The gelding, which got trapped at...

Suspects wanted over dog set on fire in Maghaberry

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  • August 30, 2012
Police investigating an attack on a dog in Maghaberry have issued descriptions of two people they want to question. The three-year-old collie suffered serious injuries after it was doused with flammable liquid and set alight on Maghaberry Road on Sun...

Lightning strike: Two injured in Pontprennau, Cardiff

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  • August 30, 2012
Two people have been injured after a lightning strike at a house in Cardiff. The ambulance service said it treated one person for a suspected electric shock and another for hearing damage in the Pontprennau area. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service s...

Thieves use fires to distract in Brighton

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  • August 30, 2012
A series of fires started by thieves as a distraction technique in Brighton have been linked by police. Sussex Police believe three small fires were started over the Bank Holiday weekend, causing buildings to be evacuated. In each case when staff ret...

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