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Cleveland Fire Brigade trains up strike volunteers

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  • September 4, 2013
Cleveland Fire Brigade is training members of the public to deal with emergency situations in the event of a strike by firefighters. The force, one of about eight around the country to take such a step, has recruited up to 60 volunteers who would wor...

Two dead after plane ditches in sea off Jersey

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  • September 4, 2013
Two people have died after a light aircraft ditched into the sea off Jersey. The pair have been named as Derby businessman Carl Whiteley, 56, and his wife Kathryn. The alarm was raised about 10:00 BST after the Cornwall-based Cessna hit the water abo...

Stoke-on-Trent homes evacuated after gas cylinder fire

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  • September 4, 2013
About 20 homes have been evacuated after gas cylinders exploded during a fire at offices in Stoke-on-Trent. Houses and flats near to the Astra Price office block in Eastwood Road in Hanley were evacuated after the blaze broke out at 03:00 BST. At its...

One Direction: Fire at Liam Payne's flat

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  • September 4, 2013
One Direction star Liam Payne escaped unharmed after a fire broke out in his east London home. The singer was at home in the flat on the 34th floor of a luxury block in Canary Wharf when firefighters were called on Monday night. Two men and a women w...

Woman rescued from house fire in Old Colwyn, Conwy county

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  • September 4, 2013
An elderly woman has been rescued by firefighters from a house blaze in Conwy county. She was taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd after the fire broke out upstairs at a property on Mill Drive, Old Colwyn, shortly after 04:00 BST on Wednesday. North Wales Fire...

Stoke-on-Trent homes evacuated after office block fire

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  • September 4, 2013
About 20 families are waiting to return to their homes after a large fire at an office block in Stoke-on-Trent, police said. Homes around the Astra Price offices in Eastwood Road in Hanley were evacuated after the blaze broke out at 03:00 BST. More t...

Flybe plane makes emergency landing at Newquay Airport

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  • September 4, 2013
A Flybe plane carrying 44 people has made an emergency landing at Newquay Airport. The Dash 8 aircraft suffered hydraulics problems while en-route from Gatwick before landing at about 22:00 BST on Tuesday. Emergency crews were called to the scene but...

Van fire closes four lanes of M25 in Surrey

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  • September 4, 2013
Motorists heading through Surrey on the anti-clockwise M25 faced severe delays earlier after all four lanes had to be closed to deal with a vehicle fire. Firefighters were sent to the motorway between junctions nine for Leatherhead and eight for Reig...

Daventry acid spill: Police officers and workers taken to hospital

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  • September 4, 2013
Workers spent four hours trapped inside their workplace because of an acid cloud outside. One thousand litres of hydrochloric acid spilled into Hackwood Road in Daventry, Northamptonshire, earlier. The spill happened while the acid was being delivere...

Burwell fatal bungalow fire caused by 'smoking materials'

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  • September 4, 2013
A fire that swept through a Cambridgeshire bungalow killing a young woman may have been caused by a cigarette or lighter, the fire service has said. The blaze in Hawthorn Way, Burwell, took hold on Saturday morning. A body was found soon afterwards. ...

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