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Perthshire village of Comrie braced for more flooding

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  • November 21, 2012
Residents of the Perthshire village of Comrie are being warned to prepare for more flooding as heavy rain is forecast for much of Scotland on Thursday. Perth and Kinross Council have provided 2,000 sand bags to replenish stocks after Monday's floods....

Cranleigh arson attack destroys Sayers Croft roundhouse

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  • November 21, 2012
A reconstruction of an Iron Age roundhouse has been destroyed in an arson attack. Surrey Police have described the incident in Ewhurst village, Cranleigh, as "a deliberate act of wanton vandalism". Officers said on Wednesday the fire, which broke out...

Delays on M6 in Staffordshire after bus fire

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  • November 21, 2012
Drivers were delayed for up to two and a half hours on the M6 motorway after a fire broke out on a double decker bus. Fire crews were called to the hard shoulder between junction 15, for Stoke-on-Trent, and 14, near Stafford, at about 07:30 GMT. The ...

Swindon flat fire: Victim named as Sharon McQuarrie

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  • November 21, 2012
Police have named a woman who died in a fire at a Swindon flat as 32-year-old Sharon McQuarrie. She died at Thorley Court in Hayward Close, Abbey Meads, in the early hours of Monday. Wiltshire Police said a post-mortem examination was inconclusive. T...

Devon villages 'cut off' after flooding

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  • November 21, 2012
Heavy rain and flooding in Devon has "cut off" some villages, closed roads and disrupted trains. Police and fire crews were called out to many incidents after 20mm to 39mm (0.8in to 1.5in) fell in 12 hours on already saturated ground. Rain caused lan...

Bristol house fire: Injured boy, three, 'opens his eyes'

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  • November 21, 2012
A three-year-old boy who was critically injured in a house fire has opened his eyes, his step-grandfather has said. Paul Tree said Harry "had a peaceful night" after a five-hour operation at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol on the 50% burns now covering ...

Perth woman dies in hospital following tenement fire

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  • November 21, 2012
Tayside Police have confirmed that a woman, seriously injured following a house fire in Perth, has died. Officers said Chang Wai Cheng passed away at Dundee's Ninewell's hospital on Saturday. The 57-year old, from Perth, had been badly injured after ...

Blackburn fire: Murder charge over Christopher Proctor death

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  • November 21, 2012
A man from Blackburn has been charged with the murder of an 88-year-old man whose body was found in his home after a fire. Christopher Proctor was found in the bungalow in Pleckgate Road shortly before 04:00 GMT on 10 November. Police said he had die...

Ben Philpotts inquest: Death of boy ruled unlawful

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  • November 21, 2012
A 10-year-old boy found with head injuries after a fire at his home was unlawfully killed, an inquest says. Ben Philpotts is believed to have been bludgeoned to death by his father, Harold, who is then thought to have set fire to the house in Newquay...

Horse Wesley rescued upside down in hole in Kinmel Bay

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  • November 21, 2012
A horse had a lucky escape after falling backwards into a hole and becoming trapped upside down. Firefighters used a mechanical digger to winch Wesley to safety, legs first, from the 6ft (1.82m) ditch in a field at Kinmel Bay, Conwy. The horse became...

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