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Cumbria hotel residents flee fire

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  • June 7, 2014
Twenty people escaped from a fire at a hotel in Cumbria that caused extensive damage to the building. The blaze broke out at the Queen's Head Hotel at Troutbeck shortly before 22:00 BST on Friday. Nearly 60 firefighters were drafted in to tackle the ...

Bristol Airport fire delays thousands of passengers

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  • June 7, 2014
Passengers using Bristol Airport are being warned to expect delays for the rest of the day following a fire in some electrical equipment earlier. At 18:00 BST the airport's website was showing 11 departures as delayed but said passengers should che...

Plane at Blackpool Airport evacuated after smoke spotted

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  • June 7, 2014
A plane at Blackpool Airport was evacuated after smoke was spotted coming from the brakes when landing. The Jet2 airline confirmed the pilot of flight LS740 from Alicante in Spain was advised by air traffic control to evacuate after the smoke was see...

George Best Belfast City Airport: Plane makes emergency landing

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  • June 7, 2014
A plane has had to make an emergency landing at George Best Belfast City Airport. The Citywing twin propeller plane had just taken off for the Isle of Man when it turned back to land on the main runway. Its five passengers were able to get off withou...

Wrexham fire and ambulance station to get £8m

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  • June 6, 2014
Fire and ambulance crews in Wrexham look set to share a new £15m station after the project won financial backing from the Welsh government. It will give £8.4m to help fund the 999 base near Wrexham Maelor Hospital. The centre will replace the agein...

London skyscraper the Shard evacuated after smoke alert

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  • June 6, 2014
About 900 people were evacuated from London skyscraper the Shard as firefighters investigated reports of smoke in the basement. Seven fire engines and 50 firefighters were sent to the building - the tallest in western Europe - at 10:30 BST. London Fi...

Crew rescued after pilot boat catches fire in the Tay

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  • June 6, 2014
Two men were rescued from a pilot boat after it caught fire while guiding a tanker up the Tay. A fire broke out in the engine of the Taybird as it was passing Carnoustie on its way to the North Sea with the 118m Swedish tanker ship Pandion at about 0...

Derbyshire fire chief Sean Frayne denies rape

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  • June 6, 2014
Derbyshire's chief fire officer has pleaded not guilty to a charge of raping a woman. Sean Frayne, who has been suspended from his post with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, is charged with one count of rape. The 48-year-old, who lives in Etwall, ...

Fire crews called to fire on HMS Queen Elizabeth

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  • June 6, 2014
Fire fighters have been called to a fire on board the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier being built at Rosyth. Fire Scotland confirmed that six appliances were sent to the docks at about 06:37. It is believed that a small fire had started in one...

Memories of deadly 2009 nursery fire haunt Mexico

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  • June 6, 2014
ABC. The first few letters Mexican children learn to recite at the start of their faltering steps into reading and writing. Three symbols present on nursery walls across the country. Yet in the city of Hermosillo in the state of Sonora, those letters...

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