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Cockwood Harbour rescue: Woman freed from car in rising tide

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  • October 22, 2012
A woman has been freed from a car which got stuck in the mud during a rising tide after it ended up in a harbour. The vehicle hit a wall, flipped over, and landed on its wheels in Cockwood Harbour near Starcross, Exeter, Devon, at about 21:50 BST on ...

Three people taken to hospital after Peebles flats fire

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  • October 22, 2012
Three people, including a three-year-old child, were taken to hospital after a fire in a flat in Peebles. The blaze was reported at an address in Elcho Street about 03:00. When firefighters arrived the property was "well alight". The occupants were o...

BPR Medical wins award for oxygen fire valve

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  • October 22, 2012
A Nottinghamshire firm has won a Queen's Award for Enterprise after inventing a device which limits damage caused by medical oxygen tubes catching fire. BPR Medical, which developed the firebreak valve at its base in Mansfield, has seen it deployed i...

Widnes factory fire prompts smoke warning

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  • October 22, 2012
Householders are being warned to close doors and windows because of a plume of smoke from a Widnes warehouse blaze. More than 60 firefighters tackled the fire, which started at a paper and plastics recycling plant in Johnsons Lane at 21:35 BST on Sun...

Newcastle bus and car crash leaves man dead

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  • October 22, 2012
A 39-year-old man has died after a car and a bus driving in opposite directions crashed in Newcastle. The incident happened at about 21:00 BST on Sunday when a white Audi R8 and a single decker bus collided on the Great North Road (B1318) in Gosforth...

Buildings evacuated after flats fire in Glasgow city centre

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  • October 22, 2012
Buildings in Glasgow city centre were evacuated after a fire broke out in a block of flats overnight. About 60 people were forced to leave the eight-storey building and neighbouring properties in York Street. Firefighters were called to the blaze on ...

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