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Prestatyn: Pensioner dies after house fire in Beverley Drive

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  • November 28, 2012
An investigation is under way after a man in his 70s died following a house fire in Denbighshire. The alarm was raised in Beverley Drive, Prestatyn, on Monday night. The man was discovered inside the property, and he was pronounced dead later. Three ...

Eight rescued from Crawley flats after fire breaks out

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  • November 28, 2012
Eight people, including two children, have been rescued by firefighters during a blaze at a three-storey block of flats in West Sussex. The fire broke out in the communal stairwell of the building in Broadfield Place, Crawley, just after 07:00 GMT. R...

Jeremy Paxton's helicopter help for Wiltshire fire service

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  • November 28, 2012
A millionaire businessman is giving his helicopter and time to operate a "flying fire engine" in Wiltshire. Jeremy Paxton hopes to establish a Thunderbirds-style rescue network using private helicopter owners to assist fire services around the UK. He...

Sydney crane catches fire and collapses

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  • November 28, 2012
A crane has caught fire and collapsed at a building site at Sydney's University of Technology. The fire started in the cab but the driver was able to escape before the crane's boom fell on to a nearby roof. See Video Report........... Reproduced unde...

Rescues carried out as River Severn peaks in Gloucestershire

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  • November 28, 2012
A number of people have been rescued as rising water from the River Severn continues to affect Gloucester. The Environment Agency said the river would be at its highest level since the mass flooding of 2007, when much of the county was under water. I...

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...

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