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Police car involved in M4 crash near Swindon

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  • January 5, 2014
A police car has been involved in a crash on the M4 in Wiltshire. The crash happened on the westbound carriageway between junction 16 for Swindon and junction 17 for Chippenham at about 10:45 GMT. A police spokesman said the force vehicle had been st...

Family rescued from car stuck in Staverton flood water

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  • January 5, 2014
A family of four has been rescued from a car that became stuck in flood water in Wiltshire. The incident, in Staverton, was one of 50 flood-related calls received by Wiltshire fire service on Saturday. Firefighters had to pump out water at 30 locatio...

Cornish Pirates rugby fire: Man charged with arson

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  • January 5, 2014
A man has been charged with arson after a fire at the Cornish Pirates rugby ground. About 30 firefighters were called to the blaze the Mennaye Field in Penzance on Friday night which destroyed a marquee and spread to a HGV lorry. No-one was injured a...

Explosion blows roof off house in Dorset

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  • January 5, 2014
The roof of a house was blown off and windows blown out by an explosion in Dorset, the fire service has said. A leaking liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder in the kitchen of the home in Langham, west of Gillingham, was ignited when the immersion h...

Man arrested over Glasgow pub fire

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  • January 5, 2014
Police have arrested a 58-year-old man in connection with a fire in a pub in the Darnley area of Glasgow. Fire crews were called to the Hazelwood Bar in Nitshill Road at about 02:30 on Saturday. The building was empty at the time, and no one was inju...

Kitchen fire causes flats evacuation in Plymouth

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  • January 5, 2014
Seventeen people have been evacuated from a block of flats in Plymouth after a fire broke out in a kitchen. Two fire crews were called to the six-storey building in Constantine Street at about 20:00 GMT on Saturday and dealt with the blaze in a secon...

Four treated after 'deliberate' fire in Edinburgh

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  • January 5, 2014
Four people were treated for smoke inhalation after a fire in a block of flats which was started deliberately. The fire was started inside a cupboard in the common stairwell of the block in Westfield Road, in the Gorgie area of Edinburgh, at about 00...

Plane makes emergency landing on New York highway

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  • January 5, 2014
A small plane has made an emergency landing on a US interstate highway in the New York borough of The Bronx. The single-engine Piper PA-28 touched down on the Major Deegan Expressway on Saturday afternoon after maintenance workers repairing potholes ...

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