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Bungling thieves set cash machine on fire in Devon

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  • October 30, 2013
Bungling thieves set fire to a cash machine when they attempted to break in using a cutting torch. The attempted theft happened at Carew Services on the A38 near South Brent in Devon at 03:00 GMT. It is not known if there was money in the machine at ...

Fireworks display warning over firefighters strike

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  • October 30, 2013
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has urged people to cancel their own plans for firework displays on Friday because of a planned national strike. Members of the Fire Brigades Union will walk out from 18:30 to 23:00 GMT on Friday in a dispute over pensio...

Bus fire in southern India leaves 42 dead

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  • October 30, 2013
At least 42 people have died after the luxury bus they were travelling in caught fire in India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh, police said. The bus, carrying more than 50 passengers, was travelling from Bangalore city to Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh...

Up to 100 snakes dead in York house fire

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  • October 30, 2013
Up to 100 snakes have died in an "intense" house fire thought to have started in the room they were kept in. A woman had to be rescued from the detached house in the Clifton Moor area of York on Tuesday lunchtime. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said...

Stoke-on-Trent flats' fire doors 'still death traps'

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  • October 30, 2013
Stoke-on-Trent council is "refusing to take responsibility" for installing faulty fire doors which have put lives at risk in city flats, say tenants. The council released a report in August which said foyer and front doors at 11 blocks in the city di...

Lorry driver killed in M25 crash

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  • October 30, 2013
A lorry driver was killed when his vehicle overturned and caught fire on the M25 in Hertfordshire. Police said the driver was pronounced dead at the scene close to junction 25 near Waltham Cross, Essex. The Highways Agency said the motorway was then ...

Four die as storm hits southern UK

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  • October 29, 2013
Four people have died after a storm battered southern Britain, leading to 625,000 homes losing power, and major rush-hour disruption to commuters. A teenager in Kent and a man in Watford were killed by falling trees. A man and a woman died in west Lo...

Duck boat sailings: Investigators call for temporary ban

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  • October 29, 2013
Amphibious landing craft used for tourist sailings should be banned until problems affecting buoyancy are resolved, say investigators. The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) blamed buoyancy foam for accidents in Liverpool on 15 June and Lond...

Girl, 10, rescued from Solway Firth quicksand

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  • October 29, 2013
A 10-year-old girl has been rescued from quicksand on the Solway Firth after getting trapped up to her waist in mud. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote Luckily the tide was out at the time or it could have been completely different” A...

Woman dies after Portadown house fire

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  • October 29, 2013
A woman has died after a fire in the garage of a house in Portadown, County Armagh. The fire at Oakleigh Park, off the Brownstown Road, was reported to police shortly after 07:20 GMT on Monday. Police and firefighters are still at the scene and are i...

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