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South Yorkshire firefighters rescue pregnant horse from mud

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  • October 29, 2012
Firefighters and construction workers have rescued a pregnant mare trapped neck-deep in mud near Doncaster. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the horse got into trouble after wandering into a road-building site at Balby from an adjoining f...

Moston house fire: Police hunt arsonist who targeted bins

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  • October 29, 2012
Police are searching for an arsonist who set fire to the front of a family's home in Greater Manchester. The family - including a 20-month-old child - had to be rescued from the house on Caversham Drive in Moston after the fire broke out The fire ser...

Police appeal over suspicious fire at Gimbert's, Llandudno

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  • October 29, 2012
Police and firefighters are investigating a suspicious blaze at a disused shop in Llandudno, Conwy. Emergency services were called to Gimbert's in Mostyn Street at 05:30 GMT on Sunday and extinguished the fire. There were no injuries, but a joint inv...

Homes evacuated near Llanwrtyd Wells due to tanker gas leak

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  • October 29, 2012
Homes were evacuated near Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, because of a lorry tanker leaking gas. The tanker at a depot leaked 13,500 litres of propane and firefighters used spray to suppress it. The road to Cefn Gorwydd was closed as a precaution for most of...

Arsonists destroy two Carrickfergus buildings

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  • October 29, 2012
Two temporary buildings have been destroyed in an arson attack at a company in County Antrim. The fire service was told of a fire at the premises on the Trailcock Road, Carrickfergus, at 21:40 BST on Friday. They put out the fire, but two cabins were...

Fire at house in Oldham kills elderly man

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  • October 29, 2012
An elderly man has died in a fire at a house in Greater Manchester. Fire crews were called to the mid-terraced house in Herbert Street, Oldham, at 09:36 BST, following reports that a man was trapped inside. Firefighters said they were confronted by a...

South Cumbria emergency services in 'Twitter takeover'

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  • October 29, 2012
Emergency services in south Cumbria are holding a 24-hour "Twitter takeover". The initiative, involving Barrow police, fire and ambulance services, and the local NHS, aims to highlight the range of the work they do. Details of callouts in the Furness...

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