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Altnagelvin Hospital fire: Patients set to return

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  • November 24, 2012
Most of the 120 patients moved from their wards at Londonderry's Altnagelvin Hospital during a fire on Friday night are to be returned. The Western Trust has said an investigation is getting under way. Seven wards had to be evacuated after a fire bro...

Human remains found on houseboat: Police tests continue

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  • November 24, 2012
Police are continuing attempts to formally identify human bones discovered in a burned out houseboat on a canal in Oxfordshire. The remains of a man were found last week on the boat, moored in Wolvercote, following a fire on board on 16 November. A p...

River flooding 'likely' in Devon as heavy rain falls

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  • November 24, 2012
The flooding of rivers is likely in Devon, the Environment Agency (EA) has warned, as heavy rain falls across the South West. The Met Office has issued an amber warning for heavy rain for the region and is warning the public to be prepared for floo...

Black Elk rig fire: Third Filipino dies from injuries

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  • November 24, 2012
The death toll from last week's fire on a shallow-bed oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has risen to three, officials say. One of the men burned last week in the incident off the Louisiana coast succumbed to his injuries on Friday. Avelino Tajonera,...

West Country severe weather: Flood risk as heavy rain falls

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  • November 24, 2012
Significant flooding is likely as heavy rain is falling in Somerset, Bath and Bristol. The Met Office said up to 30mm (1in) of rainfall was expected to fall on the already saturated ground. It is predicted to last until the early hours of Sunday when...

Altnagelvin Hospital wards evacuated in fire

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  • November 24, 2012
Several wards at Altnagelvin Hospital in County Londonderry have been evacuated due to a fire at the top of the 11-storey building. Almost 50 firefighters and 11 fire appliances are at the scene. The police are also in attendance. The Western Health ...

Bus on fire causes A96 delays at Blackburn in Aberdeenshire

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  • November 24, 2012
The incident was reported at about 15:20 on Friday. A spokesperson for Grampian Fire and Rescue service said it was thought just the driver was inside at the time. Grampian Police said the road had been affected by smoke as a result. There were no re...

Bristol house fire victim Harry, three, 'tries to cry'

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  • November 24, 2012
A three-year-old boy who was critically injured in a house fire tried to cry when his mother saw him in hospital, his step-grandfather has said. Paul Tree said Harry was making progress in hospital despite suffering 50% burns following the fire in th...

Stone Roses guitarist John Squire's art studio burns down

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  • November 24, 2012
Stone Roses guitarist John Squire's art studio has burnt down at his home in Macclesfield, Cheshire, after it caught fire on Wednesday. More than 20 firefighters were called to the fire at the converted barn next to the star's home, which is believed...

Warwickshire floods: Three swept away in car escape injury

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  • November 24, 2012
Three elderly people had "a lucky escape" after being rescued from their car when it was swept down a swollen river in Warwickshire. It happened just off the A435 in Coughton Field Lane, near Alcester, at 11:30 GMT on Friday. The car was carried for ...

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