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Train hits car at level crossing in Suffolk

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  • June 30, 2013
A train has hit a car at a level crossing, causing the car driver serious injuries. The crash happened on the road between Middleton and Kelsale in Suffolk - on the line between Saxmundham and Darsham - at just before 10:00 BST. The male driver, in h...

Bus evacuated near Lockerbie after A74M motorway fire

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  • June 29, 2013
Forty passengers have been evacuated from a bus after its engine caught fire on a motorway early this morning. The incident was on the A74M Glasgow-Carlisle motorway about a mile south of junction 20, Eaglesfield, which is five miles from Lockerbie. ...

Shed fire linked to Sheerness tower block blaze

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  • June 29, 2013
A garden shed fire in Sheerness has been linked by police to a nearby blaze at flats that left two people fighting for their lives. The shed fire, in Alma Road on Thursday, happened after the blaze at the flats on Monday. A man and a woman who jumped...

Manchester Northern Quarter bars evacuated after Almost Famous fire

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  • June 29, 2013
Bars and businesses in Manchester's Northern Quarter were evacuated after a fire broke out in a burger restaurant kitchen. Alarms sounded at Almost Famous on High Street with five fire crews sent to the building at about 13:30 BST. Manchester Fire Se...

Sharkey fire deaths: Cousin denies role in fatal blaze

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  • June 29, 2013
The cousin of a man who died after a fire which killed his two children has denied any involvement in the blaze. Michael Sharkey, 27, from Helensburgh, told the High Court in Glasgow that he had fallen out with Thomas Sharkey Snr prior to the fire on...

Staffordshire lorry fire causes chemical leak

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  • June 29, 2013
About 1,000 litres of "highly caustic" chemicals have leaked on to a road in Staffordshire after a lorry fire. It broke out at about 10:37 BST in a lay-by at Laney Green on the A460 in Cannock, near Junction 11 of the M6. Ian Housley of Staffordshire...

Stretham Masters Logistical fire began 'accidentally'

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  • June 29, 2013
A warehouse fire in Cambridgeshire, where witnesses reported hearing explosions, is thought to have begun accidentally, fire crews have said. The fire at Masters Logistical, in Stretham, began on Thursday afternoon and crews spent all night tackling ...

Firefighter Alan Soards ate McDonald's breakfast before fatal swim, inquest hears

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  • June 29, 2013
An experienced, fit and healthy firefighter died on a water rescue training exercise at a London Olympics venue, an inquest has heard. Suffolk firefighter Alan Soards, 38, ate a McDonald's breakfast an hour before going into water at Lee Valley White...

Two women hurt in Caernarfon campsite gas stove blast

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  • June 29, 2013
Two women have been taken to hospital with facial burns after a gas cylinder exploded while they were cooking at a campsite at Nant Gwynant, Gwynedd. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to the Llyn Gwynant site, Caernarfon, at 18:18 BST. ...

Sharkey fire deaths: Murder trial hears of rescue efforts

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  • June 27, 2013
The Sharkey fire deaths murder trial has heard how emergency crews battled through dense smoke in a bid to rescue family members. Firefighter Stuart Ross, 29, described how in July 2011 colleagues carried out a woman, young man and girl, all unconsci...

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