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Man dies as torrential rain and wind cause UK flood havoc

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  • November 23, 2012
Torrential rain and high winds across much of the UK have resulted in widespread flooding, with more stormy weather predicted for the weekend. A man died in floods in Chew Stoke near Bath on Thursday as downpours led to evacuations and road closures....

Firefighter attacked on 999 call in Edinburgh

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  • November 23, 2012
A firefighter has been injured after he was assaulted while responding to an emergency call at an Edinburgh flat on Thursday afternoon. The male officer was kicked in the face as firefighters went to help evacuate a man from a kitchen fire, at Tolboo...

Wood recycling yard fire: Bosses had flouted safety rules

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  • November 23, 2012
The operators of a Hertfordshire wood recycling yard hit by a serious fire two weeks ago repeatedly flouted safety regulations, BBC London has found. The investigation also revealed operators at Wood Recycling Services Ltd are linked to a huge accide...

Postman locked in van in Bristol freed by fire crew

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  • November 23, 2012
A Bristol postman had to be rescued by the fire service after he accidentally locked himself inside his van. Avon Fire and Rescue said a crew from Bedminster station was called to the post office in Weston Road, Long Ashton at about 17:45 GMT on Wedn...

Anguish for families of Pakistan fire

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  • November 23, 2012
The bodies of 29 of the workers killed in a factory fire in Pakistan last September have yet to be officially identified. The remains of the victims are being stored in a morgue, despite pleas from their families to release them for proper burials. T...

Power lines to be restored after Appspond Lane fire

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  • November 23, 2012
Electricity in power lines above a fire at a Hertfordshire recycling centre should be back by Thursday evening, National Grid has said. Power has been off since the start of the blaze at Wood Recycling Services (WRS) in Potters Crouch, on 10 November...

Sunk fishing boat Onward owners told to improve safety

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  • November 23, 2012
The owners of a fishing boat which went on fire and sank off Orkney have been ordered to make safety improvements to their vessels. The crew of the Banff-registered Onward had to be airlifted to safety after the dramatic incident in April. A report f...

Five people rescued from burning flats in Edinburgh

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  • November 23, 2012
Five people have been rescued from a burning building in Edinburgh after a fire started in a ground-floor flat. The blaze broke out just after 02:30 in South Sloan Street and left the three-storey block "heavily smoke logged". Lothian and Borders Fir...

Alsatian puppies killed in barn fire on farm in Heywood

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  • November 23, 2012
Twelve Alsatians, including eight puppies, have been killed in a barn fire on a Greater Manchester farm. Firefighters were called to Holly Holding Farm on Manchester Road, Heywood, at about 02:20 GMT. More than 20 attended, and tackled the fire in th...

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