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How did St Paul's survive the Blitz?

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  • December 29, 2010
There was an unofficial lull in the Blitz attacks on London, for Christmas in 1940. But by 29 December, the German bomber planes had returned with renewed vigour. St Paul's Cathedral famously survived, but how? It became known as the Second Great Fi...

Dog rescued following ice plunge in Oxfordshire

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  • December 28, 2010
A dog had a lucky escape after it fell through ice on an Oxfordshire lake. Firefighters were called to the lake in Tiddington, near Thame, on Monday at 1526 GMT by the animal's owner. When they arrived at the waterside near Sandy Lane, they found the...

Arson suspected after Banbury flat fire

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  • December 28, 2010
An investigation is underway after fire broke out above a post office in Oxfordshire. Firefighters were called to the flat above the Post Office in Orchard Way, Banbury, on Monday just after 1500 GMT. Crews discovered a fire in the living room of the...

Warning over night out river walks in Shrewsbury

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  • December 28, 2010
Firefighters have warned residents not to walk along stretches of the River Severn at night after a number of deaths due to drowning. Guy Williams, of Shropshire Fire Service, said banks and icy footways were "inherently dangerous" for people walking...

Work starts on £400,000 One Stop Shop in Northampton

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  • December 28, 2010
Work has started on a £400,000 scheme to redevelop and improve a One Stop Shop at Northampton's Guildhall to provide a range of local services. As well as providing Northampton Borough Council service advice, it will also include Citizen's Advic...

Lorry crashes into Manchester railway bridge

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  • December 28, 2010
Two men were injured when a lorry crashed into a railway bridge in Manchester. Police were called to reports of the crash on Briscoe Lane, Newton Heath, at about 0715 GMT. The driver of the lorry was cut free by fire crews. The driver of a car, which...

Frozen Bassenthwaite Lake hosts rescue exercise

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  • December 28, 2010
Mountain rescue volunteers joined forces with Cumbria firefighters for a rescue exercise on a frozen lake. Many lakes and ponds have been covered with ice, prompting warnings from emergency services about the dangers of venturing onto them. Members o...

Woman's body found at Pocklington house fire

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  • December 28, 2010
The body of a woman has been discovered by firefighters tackling a blaze at a house in East Yorkshire. Crews found the body in the house on Edward Street, Pocklington, at about 2130 GMT on Monday. Officers from Humberside Fire and Rescue believe the ...

Seven in hospital after Campbeltown flat fire

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  • December 28, 2010
Seven people - including four children - were taken to hospital with minor injuries after a fire at a flat in Campbeltown on the Kintyre peninsula. Fire crews were called to the first-floor apartment in Saddle Street at about 0430 GMT. The children w...

Vehicles damaged in arson attack in east Cornwall

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  • December 28, 2010
Three vehicles have been badly damaged in a suspected arson attack in an industrial area in east Cornwall. Two fire crews from Liskeard were called the scene in Dobwalls at about 0130 GMT. They used breathing apparatus, a water jet and high pressure ...

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