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Shire horse rescue after ice fall in Isle of Man

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  • December 5, 2010
A 22-year-old shire horse has been rescued after it slipped and fell on an ice patch in the Isle of Man. The animal, called Lady, crashed to the floor at the island's Home of Rest for Old Horses in Braddan on Saturday. Fire crews were called for assi...

Barge on Thames in Oxfordshire damaged by fire

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  • December 5, 2010
A barge on the River Thames in Oxfordshire has been badly damaged by fire. Firefighters were called to the houseboat in Farmoor on Saturday at 1930 GMT after the owner returned home to find smoke billowing out. The owner of the boat yard managed to t...

Man rescued from Plymouth flat fire

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  • December 5, 2010
A man has been treated for the effects of breathing in smoke after a fire in the kitchen of a flat in Plymouth. Crews from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service carried the man from a ground-floor flat in Tovey Crescent on Sunday morning. He was...

Dog is rescued from frozen lake in Swindon

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  • December 5, 2010
Firefighters in Swindon have praised a number of passers-by for not attempting to rescue a dog which had fallen through ice. Crews were called to Stanton Park on Saturday morning after reports a black labrador was trapped in the water. A Wiltshire Fi...

Man seriously hurt in caravan fire in Buxton

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  • December 5, 2010
A man has been taken to hospital with serious burns after he escaped from a fire at a stationary caravan in Derbyshire. Crews were called to the domestic caravan on the A623 road at Dove Holes in Buxton at about 0635 GMT. Police said the 41-year-old ...

Harrogate restaurant substation explosion cuts power

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  • December 4, 2010
Hundreds of properties were left without power for up to 10 hours after an explosion at an electrical substation in North Yorkshire. An electrical fault is thought to have caused the minor blast in Cheltenham Parade, in the centre of Harrogate, on Fr...

Filton hotel evacuated after pool chemical spill

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  • December 4, 2010
Firefighters in South Gloucestershire have dealt with a chemical incident at a hotel in Filton. Emergency services were called to the Holiday Inn after reports staff had inadvertently mixed two chemicals together near the hotel's pool. An Avon Fire a...

Preston teaching centre destroyed by former mill fire

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  • December 4, 2010
An education centre and several businesses have been totally destroyed after a fire swept through a former mill in Preston. At its height, between 70 and 80 firefighters were tackling the blaze at the four-storey building in Kent Street. The fire bro...

Fire death of woman in Newark 'not suspicious'

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  • December 4, 2010
The death of a woman whose body was found after a house fire in Nottinghamshire is not being treated as suspicious, police say. Fire crews believe an explosion may have caused the fire, which broke out in a property on Kings Road in Newark at about 1...

Firefighters tackling Preston blaze

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  • December 4, 2010
More than 70 firefighters have tackled a fire at an old mill in Preston containing an Islamic education centre. The fire broke out around 1630 GMT in the four storey building on Kent Street in the Deepdale area. Ten fire engines plus two aerial ladde...

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