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Essex tidal surge: All Jaywick's residents evacuated

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  • December 5, 2013
About 2,500 homes on the Essex coast are being evacuated as the area prepares for a potential tidal surge. Chief fire officer David Johnson said the homes in 61 streets in Jaywick were being evacuated with flood levels expected to reach 50cm (20in) f...

Scottish storm: Driver dies as winds cause travel chaos and power cuts

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  • December 5, 2013
A lorry driver has died after high winds caused travel chaos across Scotland, with trains halted and people being warned not to drive. Police Scotland said the man died at the scene when his HGV was blown on top of two cars in Bathgate, West Lothian....

'Lucky escape' as tree falls on van in Manchester

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  • December 5, 2013
A van driver had a "lucky escape" when a large tree fell in high winds on to his vehicle, said fire crews in Manchester. It happened at 10:00 GMT on Birchfields Road in Longsight. Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service said the driver suffered ...

Firefighters to strike again over pensions

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  • December 5, 2013
Firefighters in England and Wales have announced another round of strike action in their dispute with the government over pensions. Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will walk out for four hours from 18:00 GMT on 13 and 14 December. The govern...

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