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Car plunges down 50ft Newquay embankment

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  • November 27, 2012
A car driver has been cut free from a vehicle after it plunged 50ft (15m) down an embankment in Cornwall. Nearly 20 firefighters were called after the car came off the road on the A3075, at Rejerrah, Newquay, on Monday evening. No other vehicles were...

Devon partly reconnected to main rail network

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  • November 27, 2012
Devon has been partly reconnected to the main rail network. Repairs to one line east of Exeter meant some trains would run to Waterloo on Tuesday, nearly a week after flooding damaged several stretches of rail line, South West Trains said. It said se...

Altnagelvin Hospital: No in-patients in top floors

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  • November 27, 2012
The Western Health Trust has confirmed that the three wards on the top floors of the Altnagelvin Hospital Tower Block in Londonderry will no longer be used to care for in-patients. The trust said that it was difficult to evacuate patients from these ...

Rain brings fresh flooding risk to England

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  • November 27, 2012
Weather forecasters say north-east England is most at risk of flooding but rain is expected to ease later. The Environment Agency has 209 flood warnings and more than 270 flood alerts in place in England and Wales. There are several flood warnings ...

Langley Green distillery fire leak sought

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  • November 27, 2012
Gas engineers are trying to find a leak which may have sparked a massive fire at a distillery in the Black Country. At the height of the blaze, more than 100 firefighters were tackling flames at Alcohols Ltd, in Crosswells Road, Langley Green. Scores...

Bangladesh factory fire 'troubles' Walmart

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  • November 27, 2012
US retailer Walmart says it is troubled that a supplier subcontracted work without authorisation to a factory hit by a lethal fire in Bangladesh. Walmart said it was cutting ties with the supplier. The fire at the Tazreen Fashions plant outside the c...

Former fireman John Miller marks 100th birthday at station

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  • November 27, 2012
Three quarters of a century ago, John Miller, from Cheshire, joined the fire brigade. Within a couple of years, after the outbreak of war, he was battling flames in Liverpool during the Blitz. To mark his 100th birthday, Mr Miller went back to his lo...

Bristol house fire victim Harry has bandages taken off

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  • November 27, 2012
A boy who was critically injured in a house fire in Bristol has had his bandages removed at the weekend. Step-grandfather Paul Tree said the main cause for concern for Harry, three, was the function of one of his lungs. "He has had skin grafts on his...

Fire kills 14 at German workshop for disabled

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  • November 27, 2012
Fourteen people have been killed and eight injured in a major fire at a workshop for disabled people in south-western Germany. The blaze occurred at the centre run by the Caritas charity in the Black Forest town of Titisee-Neustadt, some 40km (25 mil...

Earith river car crash victim named by Cambridgeshire Police

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  • November 27, 2012
A man who died after his car fell into a swollen Cambridgeshire river has been identified by police. Graham Gillson, 70, from Somersham, was driving on the B1050 near Earith when his silver Nissan Note left the road at 16:50 GMT on Saturday. Police s...

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