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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...

Woman and child rescued in Berkshire flood waters

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  • November 27, 2012
A woman and her three-year-old child have been rescued from their car in Berkshire after it became stuck in flood waters. Fire and rescue crews were called to Sandford Lane in Woodley earlier as homes along the River Thames were placed on flood warni...

Crews tackle fire at Langley Green distillery

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  • November 27, 2012
Homes have been evacuated as firefighters tackle a large fire at a distillery in the Black Country. More than 24 fire engines were sent to the fire at Alcohols Ltd, in Crosswells Road, Langley Green, which started shortly before 10:00 GMT. A man in h...

Keynsham flood rescuer pulls man from sinking car

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  • November 27, 2012
An elderly man has been pulled from his car which was partially submerged in flood water at Keynsham. The car was spotted in flood water on Broadmead Lane late on Sunday afternoon by David Dunn, who rescued the man. "It was in between two sections of...

Three rescued from car in Bedworth flood water

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  • November 27, 2012
Three people have been rescued after the car they were in became stranded in flood water in Warwickshire. The county's fire service was called to the vehicle off Coalpits Lane, Bedworth, at about 18:05 GMT. Crews rescued the three occupants from the ...

Gloucestershire flooding residents make rescue decision

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  • November 27, 2012
A number of Gloucestershire residents cut off by flood water have had to decide whether to be rescued or not. Some villages in the Tewkesbury area could not be accessed because of the depth of the River Severn, according to the county's fire and resc...

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