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Donkey rescued from 'neck-high mud' in Clapton-in-Gordano

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  • February 18, 2014
Firefighters have rescued a donkey trapped in "neck-high" mud. The donkey, called Geraldine, was found in a field in Clapton-in-Gordano, Somerset, with only her head poking out of the ground on Monday. It took more than two hours for fire crews to pu...

S Korea building collapse: President calls for inquiry

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  • February 18, 2014
South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye has called for a full investigation into the collapse of an auditorium near the city of Gyeongju that killed at least 10 and injured more than 100. Emergency staff worked through the night to find survivors. More...

Disaster simulation practice for emergency services

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  • February 18, 2014
A freight train and a passenger train collided spilling potentially lethal acid - in a simulation designed to test the response of the emergency services. Volunteers teamed up with freight firm DB Schenker, based at Toton sidings, on the border betw...

Trapped man rescued from trench in Bearwood

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  • February 18, 2014
A rescue operation was launched in Birmingham when a worker became trapped under two tonnes of soil in an 18ft (5.5m) trench. Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to Barclay Road, Bearwood, at around 14:20 GMT. West Midlands Ambulance Service...

Children held over Blue House Farm Community Centre arson

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  • February 18, 2014
Two 12-year-olds have been arrested in connection with a fire at a community centre. Blue House Farm Community Centre and the adjoining social club in Laindon were evacuated after a fire broke out on Sunday afternoon. The fire started in the roof are...

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