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Norfolk bungalow car crash: Impact moves whole property

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  • December 11, 2012
The impact of a car ploughing into the front of a bungalow in Norfolk moved the whole building. Two elderly people were at the back of the property on Lime Tree Avenue in Wymondham when the car crashed into a bedroom on Monday night. They were were u...

Fire on ship with 100 vehicles on board at Ipswich port

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  • December 11, 2012
Firefighters have been tackling a blaze on board a ship carrying more than 100 vehicles at the port of Ipswich in Suffolk. Seven fire crews were called to the Accum, bound for the Caribbean, after the blaze broke out shortly before 15:30 GMT on the l...

Smoking warning after 'intense' fire at Hull house

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  • December 11, 2012
People are being warned about the dangers of smoking at home when tired after an "intense" fire melted the glass in a house window. All three occupants of the house escaped the blaze, which took place on Grove Street, in Hull, on Saturday. One man wa...

Oxford family escape home as reading lamp ignites bed

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  • December 11, 2012
A couple and their four children were forced to flee their home after a lamp fell on to a bed sparking a fire in Oxfordshire. Smoke was seen coming from the first floor bedroom of the house in Finmore Road, Oxford, on Sunday evening. The family escap...

Parc Avenue fire in Nuneaton town centre

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  • December 11, 2012
About 30 firefighters have been tackling a fire at a shop in Nuneaton. Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service said it was alerted to the blaze at the three-storey property in Abbey Street in the town centre at about 08:00 GMT. The fire at the Parc Aven...

Toddler taken to hospital after flat blaze in Salamander Street

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  • December 11, 2012
A toddler has been taken to hospital after a blaze broke out in an Edinburgh flat. Firefighters were called to Salamander Street in Leith at 21:20 on Sunday. A spokeswoman for Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said the flames were extinguis...

County Cork house fire: Elderly man dies

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  • December 11, 2012
A 74-year-old man has died in a house fire in County Cork in the Republic of Ireland. The alarm was raised at about 20:00 GMT on Sunday by a member of the public who saw the fire a terraced house in Rathcormac, near Fermoy. The Irish broadcaster, RTE...

'Piles of paper' in Basildon fire house hamper crews

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  • December 11, 2012
Firefighters called to a fire in Essex said the house was so full of possessions that the front door had to be taken off its hinges to get in. Crews were called to the three-storey townhouse at Gambleside, Basildon, on Sunday morning to find piles of...

Turkeys rescued from Forest of Dean barn fire

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  • December 11, 2012
Some 100 turkeys have been saved from a barn fire in the Forest of Dean. The birds were removed to safety away from the blaze which has "severely damaged" the barn, a tractor and a combine harvester in Mitcheldean. Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Ser...

Cooker defect leads to eight deaths

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  • December 11, 2012
An inquest in Cornwall has revealed two men killed by carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty cooker were the seventh and eight victims of a "known" manufacturing defect. Richard Smith, 30, and Kevin Branton, 34, from Saltash, died at their property...

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