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Manchester Evening News
Firefighter Lee Gaunt who took his life at fire station was traumatised by colleague's death, inquest hearsCrew Manager Mr Gaunt, from Mossley, was one of the 60 firefighters who also re
Firefighter Lee Gaunt who took his life at fire station was traumatised by colleague's death, inquest hears
Manchester Evening News / Posted 6 hours ago
Crew Manager Mr Gaunt, from Mossley, was one of the 60 firefighters who also responded to the devastating fire at Pauls Hair World salon on Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter. Mr Gaunt’s wife Caroline said he went into “meltdown” after predicting... Read more
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Northern Echo
Man tried in vain to rescue mother-in-law from house fireHe broke his foot trying to get up the stairs and now has a plaster on his leg.
Man tried in vain to rescue mother-in-law from house fire
Northern Echo / Posted 9 hours ago
He broke his foot trying to get up the stairs and now has a plaster on his leg. Mrs Merritt’s husband Nicky, who used a mobility scooter, was already out of the house when the first fire crew arrived. Lee Brown, assistant district manager of County... Read more
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Luton Today
Woman trapped in car after collision in LutonPolice are investigating a hit and run collision in Luton which left a woman tr
Woman trapped in car after collision in Luton
Luton Today / Posted 10 hours ago
Police are investigating a hit and run collision in Luton which left a woman trapped in her car yesterday. The crash took place on the corner of Crescent Road and Crescent Rise at around 8.30am. A black Seat Ibiza had collided with a white Vauxhall... Read more
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Gazette News
Poor parking which is blocking emergency vehicles will not get looked at without backing from residentsParking measures will not be fixed in a road where emergency vehicles struggle
Poor parking which is blocking emergency vehicles will not get looked at without backing from residents
Gazette News / Posted 12 hours ago
Parking measures will not be fixed in a road where emergency vehicles struggle to reach, as only six residents have complained. Residents in Nottage Crescent were warned by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service last week that poor parking delayed... Read more
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John O'Groat Journal
Car and lorry collide at Georgemas JunctionPublished: 11/02/2016 13:48 - Updated: 11/02/2016 13:57 Two fire crews from Th
Car and lorry collide at Georgemas Junction
John O'Groat Journal / Posted 13 hours ago
Published: 11/02/2016 13:48 - Updated: 11/02/2016 13:57 Two fire crews from Thurso, one fire crew from Wick and a heavy rescue unit from Inverness are on their way to the scene. EMERGENCY services are currently in attendance at an accident... Read more
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Hunts Post
Road closed after lorry overturns near Wyton A lorry driver had to be freed from his cab by emergency crews after his vehi
Road closed after lorry overturns near Wyton
Hunts Post / Posted 14 hours ago
A lorry driver had to be freed from his cab by emergency crews after his vehicle overturned in Wyton. To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service and... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Shoppers evacuated from Tesco store after fridge discovered to be leaking "harmful" gasSUPERMARKET shoppers were evacuated from Tesco yesterday evening, after a harmf
Shoppers evacuated from Tesco store after fridge discovered to be leaking "harmful" gas
Oxford Mail / Posted 16 hours ago
SUPERMARKET shoppers were evacuated from Tesco yesterday evening, after a harmful gas was discovered to be leaking from a fridge. Staff at the Tesco Express in Langford Village, Bicester, sounded the alarm at about 8pm when they noticed what they... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Seven injured following after bus and car collide in Manchester city centreEmergency services have confirmed seven people were injured following a collisi
Seven injured following after bus and car collide in Manchester city centre
Daily Mirror / Posted 17 hours ago
Emergency services have confirmed seven people were injured following a collision between a double decker bus and an Audi car in Manchester this morning. The car, which was badly damaged on one side, appeared to have its airbag inflated following... Read more
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Forres Gazette
Watch out for firefighters!Published: 11/02/2016 08:55 - Updated: 09/02/2016 12:56 A LOCAL firefighting r
Watch out for firefighters!
Forres Gazette / Posted 18 hours ago
Published: 11/02/2016 08:55 - Updated: 09/02/2016 12:56 A LOCAL firefighting recruitment drive was a great success. Around 30 people attended Forres Fire Station, St Catherine’s Road last Tuesday evening to meet staff and discuss the need for six... Read more
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Surrey Advertiser
Family devastated by flat fire which saw much-loved pets rescuedJanet Tahiri, 46, who suffers from fibromyalgia, along with her partner Michael
Family devastated by flat fire which saw much-loved pets rescued
Surrey Advertiser / Posted 18 hours ago
Janet Tahiri, 46, who suffers from fibromyalgia, along with her partner Michael Neale, 57, and 12-year-old daughter Isobel, fled their flat off Princes Road when a fire took hold in the kitchen on Friday evening (February 5). Isobel, who has Erb’s... Read more
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Al.com
Man with lengthy arrest record now charged in slaying of Birmingham father of 6A young man with more than a dozen criminal charges dating back to when he was
Man with lengthy arrest record now charged in slaying of Birmingham father of 6
Al.com / Posted yesterday
A young man with more than a dozen criminal charges dating back to when he was just 15 is now charged in the January shooting death of a 28-year-old father of six. Birmingham police this evening announced a capital murder charge against 23-year-old... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Fire at a bungalow in Wiggenhall St Germans near King’s Lynn Firefighters were called to a fire at a bungalow in Wiggenhall St Germans nea
Fire at a bungalow in Wiggenhall St Germans near King’s Lynn
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted yesterday
Firefighters were called to a fire at a bungalow in Wiggenhall St Germans near King’s Lynn this evening. Three crews were called to the property at Sluice Road at about 8.15pm. A Norfolk... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Fire crews respond to incident at Barrow shipyardDifferent fire crews from across the area were in Barrow this morning following
Fire crews respond to incident at Barrow shipyard
North-West Evening Mail / Posted yesterday
Different fire crews from across the area were in Barrow this morning following a fire incident at a shipyard. Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service units from Barrow, Ulverston and Walney responded to an incident where scaffolding caught fire in the BAE... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Fire strikes safety fearChevon Booysen @Chevonbooysen A house in Wagtail Street in New Horizons was gu
Fire strikes safety fear
News 24 South Africa / Posted yesterday
Chevon Booysen @Chevonbooysen A house in Wagtail Street in New Horizons was gutted in a blaze in December which also damaged the neighbours’ homes. PHOTO: Chevon Booysen Two families are living in damaged homes in the Breaking New Ground housing... Read more
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Northern Echo
Woman dies and two men taken to hospital after house fire in Medomsley, near ConsettTwo fire crews were despatched from Consett and High Handenhold and the first a
Woman dies and two men taken to hospital after house fire in Medomsley, near Consett
Northern Echo / Posted yesterday
Two fire crews were despatched from Consett and High Handenhold and the first arrived at the scene at 2.17pm and reported that the building's first floor was well alight. Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the mid-terrace house... Read more
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chroniclelive
Disabled Wallsend mum and family among first to move into new £1m Battle Hill housing developmentA mum with mobility problems is able to live her life again after being handed
Disabled Wallsend mum and family among first to move into new £1m Battle Hill housing development
chroniclelive / Posted yesterday
A mum with mobility problems is able to live her life again after being handed the keys to a new bungalow. Michelle Van Dam, who uses a wheelchair, was living with her husband Kevin and two-year-old daughter Chloe in a small two-bedroom terraced... Read more
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The Welwyn & Hatfield Times
Council offers safety advice after seven chimney fires in Hertfordshire Council issues safety tips after chimney fires in Hertfordshire Hertfordshir
Council offers safety advice after seven chimney fires in Hertfordshire
The Welwyn & Hatfield Times / Posted yesterday
Council issues safety tips after chimney fires in Hertfordshire Hertfordshire County Council has advised residents to keep safe after chimney fires across... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Oldest winner of The Weakest Link dies after her electric armchair caught firePatricia Mallon was asleep in the 'lift and rise' chair at her home in Bournemo
Oldest winner of The Weakest Link dies after her electric armchair caught fire
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
Patricia Mallon was asleep in the 'lift and rise' chair at her home in Bournemouth, Dorset, when it set alight. The coroner will now write to the manufacturers of the electric armchair after the inquest into her death heard that fluid had caused a... Read more
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Hunts Post
Investigation launched after arsonists torch car Arsonists set fire to a car near Old Hurst on Tuesday night. To send a link
Investigation launched after arsonists torch car
Hunts Post / Posted yesterday
Arsonists set fire to a car near Old Hurst on Tuesday night. To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Firefighters from Huntingdon were called to a stretch of the A141 between between Old... Read more
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Chichester Observer
Woman is trapped after collision with school bus near RogateBREAKING NEWS: - Chichester Observer with your email account {* traditionalSi
Woman is trapped after collision with school bus near Rogate
Chichester Observer / Posted yesterday
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guardian-series
Father and daughter have been fighting fires together for 10 yearsA pair of firefighters want to set the record straight after the London Fire Se
Father and daughter have been fighting fires together for 10 years
guardian-series / Posted yesterday
A pair of firefighters want to set the record straight after the London Fire Service claimed to have the ‘only father-daughter firefighting duo in the country’. Derek Whitbread, 60, and his daughter Hannah Kilden, 28, have been tackling fires,... Read more
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Gazette News
Colchester nightlife awarded second Purple Flag after town showed "spirit of change"COLCHESTER’S nightlife has once again been awarded a Purple Flag for being safe
Colchester nightlife awarded second Purple Flag after town showed "spirit of change"
Gazette News / Posted yesterday
COLCHESTER’S nightlife has once again been awarded a Purple Flag for being safe and attractive to revellers. The flag - similar to the Blue Flag for top beaches - is given out to towns and cities which are safe, clean and appealing to visitors... Read more
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Weston Mercury
Fire service ‘prefer’ Portishead base move Valley Road could become home for Avon Fire and Rescue Service and Avon and S
Fire service ‘prefer’ Portishead base move
Weston Mercury / Posted yesterday
Valley Road could become home for Avon Fire and Rescue Service and Avon and Somerset Constabulary in the coming years. Avon Fire and Rescue Service is keen to move its headquarters from Bristol city centre... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Fire Service called to rescue obese person every week Northern Ireland By Adrian Rutherford Rescuing obese people cost the Northern Ireland Fire an
Fire Service called to rescue obese person every week Northern Ireland
Belfast Telegraph / Posted yesterday
By Adrian Rutherford Rescuing obese people cost the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service almost £430,000 in the last three years, new figures reveal Rescuing obese people... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Decision due on Ironbridge flood barriers as Shrewsbury car parks closed « Shropshire StarToday flood barriers are already up in Shrewsbury and others look set to go up
Decision due on Ironbridge flood barriers as Shrewsbury car parks closed « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted yesterday
Today flood barriers are already up in Shrewsbury and others look set to go up today in Ironbridge and Bewdley as rainfall dumped in Wales earlier this week works its way down the River Severn. Last night the Environment Agecy's Dave Throup... Read more
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The Borneo Post
High tide forces more people out of flooded homes in SarawakA rooster stares into the camera lens as it attempts to escape the flood waters
High tide forces more people out of flooded homes in Sarawak
The Borneo Post / Posted 2 days ago
A rooster stares into the camera lens as it attempts to escape the flood waters at Kampung Bintawa Tengah. -Photo File KUCHING: Massive high tide late yesterday evening and early today has caused floods in several places in the Kuching, Bau and... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Two injured in head-on crashTWO men were trapped in their vehicles for more than 30 minutes after a serious
Two injured in head-on crash
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
TWO men were trapped in their vehicles for more than 30 minutes after a serious head-on crash at Cabarlah. Police said a Cabarlah man, 44, was travelling south on the New England Hwy in a Nissan utility when his ute crossed onto the wrong side of... Read more
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Gazette
Fire service to explore possibility of moving to police headquartersAVON Fire and Rescue Service are exploring the viability of moving to Portishea
Fire service to explore possibility of moving to police headquarters
Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
AVON Fire and Rescue Service are exploring the viability of moving to Portishead, sharing Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s headquarters. Consideration for the idea follows a meeting on Friday, February 5 where members of Avon Fire Authority gave... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
West Yorkshire Fire release Valentine’s Day video highlighting fire-alarm safetywest Yorkshire Fire and Rescue are reminding residents to check their fire alar
West Yorkshire Fire release Valentine’s Day video highlighting fire-alarm safety
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 2 days ago
west Yorkshire Fire and Rescue are reminding residents to check their fire alarms this Valentine’s Day. The service have released a new video highlighting the importance of having a working fire-alarm. Firefighter Will Basnett, from Cleckheaton... Read more
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Sussex Express
Car crashes into Uckfield houseEmergency services are at a house in Uckfield this afternoon (Tuesday, February
Car crashes into Uckfield house
Sussex Express / Posted 2 days ago
Emergency services are at a house in Uckfield this afternoon (Tuesday, February 9) after a car crashed into the building. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called to the property, on Mill Drove, at 3:52pm to reports of a collision between a... Read more
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Jersey Evening Post
Boy’s death raises issue of dune warning signs « Jersey Evening PostPERMANENT signs could be erected across the sand dunes warning people of potent
Boy’s death raises issue of dune warning signs « Jersey Evening Post
Jersey Evening Post / Posted 2 days ago
PERMANENT signs could be erected across the sand dunes warning people of potential dangers after a schoolboy was killed following a landslide last Friday. The Environment Department, which is responsible for managing the land in St Ouen’s Bay, have... Read more
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chad
Probe continues after Ashfield care home blazeInvestigations are continuing to establish the cause of a blaze at a care home
Probe continues after Ashfield care home blaze
chad / Posted 2 days ago
Investigations are continuing to establish the cause of a blaze at a care home in Ashfield. Firefighters were called to Lawn Park Care Home on Lucknow Drive at 10.15pm on Sunday. A spokesman for the home's owners, Four Seasons Health Care (FSHC),... Read more
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Spalding Today
Firefighters faced unique challenges at Thorney blazeFirefighters have told of the difficult and unique set of circumstances which l
Firefighters faced unique challenges at Thorney blaze
Spalding Today / Posted 2 days ago
Firefighters have told of the difficult and unique set of circumstances which led to a house, garage and number of classic cars being destroyed in a large blaze. Crews were called to the fire on The Causeway, Thorney at 6.06pm last night. Around 60... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Ulverston Canal watersports facility unlikely due to lack of investorsA LACK of investors has sunk hopes of turning a canal into a £3.5m watersports
Ulverston Canal watersports facility unlikely due to lack of investors
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 2 days ago
A LACK of investors has sunk hopes of turning a canal into a £3.5m watersports centre. Last year Engineering Paddler Designs, the team behind the Lee Valley White Water Centre which hosted the canoe slalom event at London 2012, put forward a concept... Read more
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Hunts Post
Van driver injured in two-vehicle collision in Huntingdon A van has over-turned after colliding with a car in Huntingdon today (Tuesday
Van driver injured in two-vehicle collision in Huntingdon
Hunts Post / Posted 2 days ago
A van has over-turned after colliding with a car in Huntingdon today (Tuesday). To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Police and ambulance crews were called to St Peter’s Road... Read more
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Chichester Observer
Murder investigation launched following Chidham bungalow fire - Chichester Observer with your email account {* traditionalSignIn_emailAddre
Murder investigation launched following Chidham bungalow fire
Chichester Observer / Posted 2 days ago
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Shropshire Star
People rescued from cars and flood defences up in wake of Storm Imogen « Shropshire StarMid and West Wales Fire and Rescue service reported that they had to help three
People rescued from cars and flood defences up in wake of Storm Imogen « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 2 days ago
Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue service reported that they had to help three people in the Welshpool area overnight who had become stuck in floodwater. The flood barriers in Shrewsbury were put up by the Environment Agency yesterday, and are... Read more
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International Business Times
Storm Imogen: UK hit by hurricane-force winds as RSPCA inspector goes missing A search operation is under way after an RSPCA inspector went missing after res
Storm Imogen: UK hit by hurricane-force winds as RSPCA inspector goes missing
International Business Times / Posted 2 days ago
A search operation is under way after an RSPCA inspector went missing after rescuing sea birds in the middle of Storm Imogen. The vicious storm has battered the south of England with winds nearing 100mph. Two children were also seriously hurt during... Read more
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Daily Mail
Storm Imogen: 5,000 homes without power and commuters hit by chaosIncredible moment a giant wave swells up and engulfs an entire Cornish hillside
Storm Imogen: 5,000 homes without power and commuters hit by chaos
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
Incredible moment a giant wave swells up and engulfs an entire Cornish hillside as 100mph Storm Imogen brings chaos to the transport network and leaves 13,000 homes without power Storm batters South with 96mph winds and 63ft waves while 280 flood... Read more
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Sussex Express
Pictures: Collapsed wall crushes car in EastbourneA car has been crushed after bricks fell from the wall of an Eastbourne hotel t
Pictures: Collapsed wall crushes car in Eastbourne
Sussex Express / Posted 3 days ago
A car has been crushed after bricks fell from the wall of an Eastbourne hotel this afternoon (Monday, February 8). Emergency services were called to the Premier Inn, on Terminus Road, shortly after 4pm. Bricks have fallen from the wall of Premier... Read more
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Daily Star
Old couple found in house blaze were BATTERED to death before fire was setPROBE: Dennis and Shelia Jefferson were killed at their home in Chidham, West S
Old couple found in house blaze were BATTERED to death before fire was set
Daily Star / Posted 3 days ago
PROBE: Dennis and Shelia Jefferson were killed at their home in Chidham, West Sussex Cops are investigating exactly why Dennis and Shelia Jefferson, aged 76 and 73, were killed at their home in Chidham, West Sussex. The couple’s home in the seaside... Read more
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walesonline
Storm Imogen batters Wales closing roads and town centres and cutting powerThat’s all from our weather live blog for today. Join us again tomorrow for al
Storm Imogen batters Wales closing roads and town centres and cutting power
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
That’s all from our weather live blog for today. Join us again tomorrow for all the latest weather and traffic updates. Please drive carefully if you’re out and about this evening. Nos da! It will be a windy, chilly and bright start tomorrow but... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Storm Imogen brings chaos to BritainWaves crash over the cliffs at Sennen near Land's End in Cornwall, England. Pho
Storm Imogen brings chaos to Britain
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Waves crash over the cliffs at Sennen near Land's End in Cornwall, England. Photo / Getty Images This is the incredible moment a huge wave engulfed an entire Cornish cliff face as Storm Imogen lashed Britain with hurricane-force winds. Dramatic... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Animal rescue equipment gives Shropshire fire crews a lift « Shropshire StarNow the specialist team of firefighters that deals with animal rescues has got
Animal rescue equipment gives Shropshire fire crews a lift « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 3 days ago
Now the specialist team of firefighters that deals with animal rescues has got some new equipment to help save horses in need. Red Watch, which is based at Wellington Fire Station, has shared pictures of its members trying out the new harnesses,... Read more
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Sussex Express
Car crushed and hotel evacuated after hotel wall collapsesA car has been crushed after bricks fell from the wall of a Sussex hotel this a
Car crushed and hotel evacuated after hotel wall collapses
Sussex Express / Posted 3 days ago
A car has been crushed after bricks fell from the wall of a Sussex hotel this afternoon (Monday, February 8). Emergency services were called to the Premier Inn, on Terminus Road, Eastbourne, shortly after 4pm. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Storm Imogen: School evacuated after gale rips off roof as hurricane force winds batter UK Waves crash over rocks at Porthcawl in Wales as winds of nearly 100mph batter
Storm Imogen: School evacuated after gale rips off roof as hurricane force winds batter UK
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
Waves crash over rocks at Porthcawl in Wales as winds of nearly 100mph battered Britain after Storm Imogen slammed into the south coast bringing fierce gusts... Read more
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Sussex Express
Murder investigation launched following fatal fireA murder investigation has been launched after a couple were found dead in thei
Murder investigation launched following fatal fire
Sussex Express / Posted 3 days ago
A murder investigation has been launched after a couple were found dead in their bungalow on Saturday morning following a fire. The post mortem for the couple, who have not been formally identified, took place yesterday and revealed they both died... Read more
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walesonline
Brick work comes crashing onto Cardiff street after falling from houseBrick work came crashing down from the third floor of a house onto a pavement i
Brick work comes crashing onto Cardiff street after falling from house
walesonline / Posted 3 days ago
Brick work came crashing down from the third floor of a house onto a pavement in a residential street in Cardiff on Monday afternoon. Emergency services were called to Marlborough Road in Roath and the area has been cordoned off. The masonry became... Read more
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International Business Times
Storm Imogen: Two schoolchildren badly hurt after wall collapses on them in Worcestershire Two schoolchildren have been badly injured after a stone wall collapsed on them
Storm Imogen: Two schoolchildren badly hurt after wall collapses on them in Worcestershire
International Business Times / Posted 3 days ago
Two schoolchildren have been badly injured after a stone wall collapsed on them as hurricane-force winds battered parts of Britain. A four-year-old boy and a girl aged seven were taken to hospital with serious leg, back and facial injuries early on... Read more
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Sussex Express
Tree falls on car in Storm ImogenA tree fell onto a car in Sussex as Storm Imogen batters the south coast this a
Tree falls on car in Storm Imogen
Sussex Express / Posted 3 days ago
A tree fell onto a car in Sussex as Storm Imogen batters the south coast this afternoon (Monday, February 8). The tree fell onto the A21 near Hastings at around 1.45pm. Tree comes down on car travelling down the A21 near Sedlescombe. Photo by Frank... Read more
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