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University Hospital of North Staffordshire's A&E evacuated 'over weed killer'

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  • July 30, 2014
Up to 40 people had to be evacuated from a hospital accident and emergency department over fears of a chemical contamination. Staff at University Hospital of North Staffordshire called fire crews when a child complained of eye irritation. Firefighter...

Five people rescued from flat fire in Southbourne

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  • July 30, 2014
Five people, including three children, have been rescued from a fire in a block of flats in Dorset. The blaze broke out in the top floor of the three-storey building in Church Road, in the Southbourne area of Bournemouth. Crews were called at 11:40 B...

Trawler fire tackled by Alderney lifeboat crew

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  • July 30, 2014
A fire on a converted fishing trawler was controlled by lifeboat crew. The two crew aboard the 50ft Seafield raised the alarm when the fire started in the engine room while they were four miles north west of Alderney. Two of the island's volunteer li...

Fire in Wellington Road, Donnington, kills woman and dog

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  • July 30, 2014
A woman and her pet dog have died in a house fire in Telford. The 74-year-old woman's body was found in a property in Wellington Road, Donnington, just after 11:30 BST. An investigation has been launched to establish the cause of the fire but the cir...

'Heroic' neighbour and postman save Golborne family from fire

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  • July 30, 2014
An "heroic" neighbour and a postman saved a family of three from a burning house in Wigan, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue said. Crews went to the house on Elm Grove in Golborne at about 09:00 BST after reports of a fire in the lounge. The fire se...

Wiltshire and Dorset fire service merger: Consultation begins

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  • July 30, 2014
Fire and rescue services in Wiltshire and Dorset have started a consultation process into plans which could see the two authorities merge. The proposals were announced by Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service and Dorset Fire Authority in December. Bo...

Family of four killed in Polmont car and lorry crash

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  • July 24, 2014
A West Lothian couple and their young son and daughter have been killed in a road crash near Polmont. The family's Fiat car was involved in a head-on collision with a lorry on the A801, near the Lathallan roundabout where it joins with the M9 at abou...

Birmingham murder probe after body found in burnt out car

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  • July 24, 2014
A body was discovered in a burnt out car in Birmingham, prompting a murder investigation. Police were called to Fentham Road in Erdington at around 20:30 BST following a report of a parked car on fire. They arrested a man a short while later. Det Ins...

'Wrong' charger cause of explosion in Hampshire home

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  • July 24, 2014
An explosion that destroyed part of a home in Hampshire has been traced to a charger used to power an e-cigarette. Investigators found an "unbranded" USB charger plugged into the decimated bedroom in Southampton Road, Ringwood. They said the overheat...

Seven rescued from block of flats in Blairgowrie

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  • July 24, 2014
Seven people had to be rescued after a fire broke out at a block of flats in Perthshire in the early hours of the morning. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called to Coralbank Crescent, Blairgowrie, at about 03:15. Residents had to be led to ...

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