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Flash floods hit homes in Llanidloes in Powys

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  • July 8, 2011
Firefighters are trying to divert flash flood water from homes following heavy rain in Powys which has also affected roads. Four crews have been working in Cwmdu, Llanidloes, after receiving callouts since 1715 BST on Friday. One person was moved to ...

Texas Rangers baseball fan dies in plunge from seat

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  • July 8, 2011
A Texas baseball fan has died after falling 20ft (6.1m) from a stadium deck while trying to catch a ball. Shannon Stone, a 39-year-old firefighter, died about an hour after Thursday's fall at Rangers Stadium in Arlington, Texas. His son saw him fall....

Swansea factory tyre fire finally over

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  • July 8, 2011
A fire that has been burning for more than three weeks at a factory in Swansea used to store shredded tyres has been finally put out. Around 5,000 tonnes of rubber has been alight at Fforestfach since 16 June. The former Mettoys factory was largely d...

Homes and cars flooded in Edinburgh downpour

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  • July 8, 2011
Homes, businesses and cars have been hit by flooding during a heavy downpour across Edinburgh. Witnesses have been reporting cars floating in deep rivers running down roads in Morningside, Colinton and Oxgangs. One resident in Balcarres Street said h...

Two men die inside Winteringham 'chemical' car

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  • July 8, 2011
The bodies of two men have been found in a car that had warnings about dangerous chemicals pasted on the outside. Humberside Police said the car was parked along a river bank on Booth Nooking Lane at Winteringham, North Lincolnshire, on Friday mornin...

30 firefighters tackle Cyncoed house blaze

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  • July 8, 2011
It took 30 firefighters almost three hours to tackle a serious blaze at a large house in Cardiff. The fire was in a converted loft in the "substantial" property on Hollybush Road, Cyncoed. Six firefighters tackled the blaze while others undertook a s...

Bognor homes damaged as storm hits town

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  • July 8, 2011
Firefighters have been called to assess damage to roofs of homes in West Sussex after heavy storms swept through the area. West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said houses in Linden Road, Dorset Road, Highland Avenue and Murina Avenue, Bognor Regis we...

Beko fridge fire fault: Police inquiry into man's death

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  • July 8, 2011
Police are to investigate the death of a man who died in a house fire caused by a faulty Beko fridge-freezer. Santosh Benjamin-Muthiah, 36, died from a lack of oxygen in the blaze in Wealdstone, north London, in November. The London Fire Brigade had ...

Flats in Larne damaged in arson attack

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  • July 8, 2011
Substantial damage has been caused to a group of flats during a fire in Larne, County Antrim. The arson attack was reported at about 0430 BST on Friday at a building in Shanlea Drive. No-one was in the properties at the time of the fire. Police have ...

Fire control fiasco 'an extraordinary failure'

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  • July 8, 2011
There are a lot of questions that need to be answered over the aborted Firecontrol project. This week MPs made the first stab at trying to get to the bottom of the fiasco. The chief civil servant at the Department for Communities and Local Gover...

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