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Nine rescued from Strathclyde Park rollercoaster

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  • July 4, 2011
Nine people were rescued from a rollercoaster after being trapped for up to eight hours on the ride in Strathclyde Park. Emergency services were called to M&Ds, near Hamilton in Lanarkshire, after the Tsunami ride suffered a "mechanical failure" ...

Floods at China mines trap '40'

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  • July 4, 2011
Rescuers in southern China are trying to reach more than 40 workers in two coal mines after one pit was flooded and the other caved in. They are venting explosive gas and pumping water from a mine in Guangxi region, where three miners died. Flooding ...

Blast fear over fire at SD Tool Hire in Newton Stewart

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  • July 4, 2011
An exclusion zone has been set up by emergency crews dealing with a fire at an industrial site in Dumfries and Galloway. Firefighters are battling the blaze at SD Tool Hire, on the Barnkirk Industrial Estate, in Newton Stewart. A spokesman for Dumfri...

Elderly man dies in fire at his Dundee home

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  • July 4, 2011
An elderly man has died in a fire at his Dundee home in the early hours of the morning. Firefighters said they had found the man in the first-floor bedroom of the house at Mains Loan, Maryfield. He was treated by paramedics at the scene, but had alre...

Jersey fire service issue chip pan warning

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  • July 4, 2011
Fire chiefs have warned people about using chip pans following a blaze in Jersey on Sunday. Two fire engines were called to the kitchen fire in a flat in St Saviour just before 1800 GMT. The fire service said an unattended chip pan was thought to be ...

Two men arrested following fires at Aberdeen Gramps

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  • July 4, 2011
Two men have been arrested following a series of fires on Aberdeen hills. A number of blazes were started on open land on Tullos Hill, known locally as the Gramps, on Sunday afternoon. Grampian Police said two local men, aged 23 and 27, had been char...

Cinderford flat fire: Man charged with arson

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  • July 4, 2011
A man has been charged with arson in connection with a fire at a flat in Gloucestershire. Matthew Pond, 25, Market Street, Cinderford, is due to appear at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court later. Several people were rescued from the property by the fire ...

Four rescued after fire in Forest of Dean flat

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  • July 4, 2011
Four people have been rescued following a fire in a flat above a row of shops in Gloucestershire. Two people, a man and a woman, were rescued from the property in Market Street, Cinderford, just before 0300 BST on Sunday. Both were injured. Another c...

Patrick Phillips dies in reservoir near Clydebank

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  • July 4, 2011
Police have released the name of a teenage boy who died after apparently jumping into a reservoir. The body of Patrick Phillips, 15, from Faifley, West Dunbartonshire, was found in Cochno Loch, near Clydebank, at about 1825 BST on Sunday. Emergency s...

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