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Leeds gas mains fire: homes evacuated

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  • September 3, 2010
Six homes have been evacuated as firefighters tackle a gas mains fire in a south Leeds suburb. The fire in Dewsbury Road, Beeston, was not expected to be extinguished until late on Friday night at the earliest, West Yorkshire Fire Service said. The r...

Crews tackle Withybrook barn fire for second night

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  • September 3, 2010
Firefighters are preparing to tackle a serious fire at a barn in Warwickshire for the second night running. About 250 tonnes of hay ignited in Milethorn Farm, Leicester Road, Withybrook, at about 2241 BST on Thursday. Warwickshire Fire & Rescue S...

Strong earthquake rocks New Zealand's South Island

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  • September 3, 2010
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck off New Zealand's South Island, the US Geological Survey has said. The epicentre was 55km (35 miles) north-west of Christchurch, at a depth of 12 km (7.5 miles), it added. Police reported widespread minor damage ...

Cargo plane crashes near Dubai motorway killing two

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  • September 3, 2010
A cargo plane has crashed after take-off near a motorway in Dubai, killing two crew members aboard, officials say. The plane, operated by the delivery company United Parcel Service (UPS), crashed near the Emirates Road. Some reports said a fire had b...

Two jailed after man set alight at Manchester party

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  • September 3, 2010
Two men who set fire to their friend in a drunken prank at a student party have been jailed. Jack Brown, 20, and Rohan Foley, 21, covered Glenn Collins with rum and set him alight while he slept at the party at a Manchester flat in June. The pair adm...

Person injured in Peterborough gas explosion

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  • September 3, 2010
A person has been taken to hospital following a gas explosion at a Cambridgeshire home. Significant damage was caused to the house on Bamber Street, Peterborough, shortly before 0020 BST on Friday, the fire service said. Several properties were evacu...

Hare Krishna temple 'cleared just before explosion'

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  • September 3, 2010
A Hare Krishna temple in Leicester was evacuated seconds before an explosion almost destroyed the building, according to fire crews. A religious celebration was being held at the property in Thoresby Street when one of the occupants went to disconnec...

Vehicle leaking gas at hospital car park

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  • September 3, 2010
A hospital car park was sealed off and nearby residents asked to stay indoors due to a gas leak. A Saab in the car park of Ross Community Hospital in Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire was leaking LPG, West Mercia Police said. Appointments were returning t...

Gravesend flat fire treated as arson by Kent crews

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  • September 3, 2010
A fire that broke out at a block of flats in Gravesend is being treated as arson, firefighters have said. Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to the first-floor property blaze in Mackenzie Way at 0300 BST. Fire crews from Strood, Thames-side and ...

Youth reported over Dumfries school fire

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  • September 3, 2010
A teenager has been reported to the procurator fiscal over a fire at a former primary school in Dumfries. The old St Andrew's RC Primary in Brooke Street was damaged in a blaze on 21 June. A spokesman for Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary said a 16-...

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