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Archive for August 30th 2011

M3 in Surrey partially shut after lorry fire

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  • August 30, 2011
The westbound M3 in Surrey has been closed after a lorry caught fire and started leaking diesel. The Highways Agency said it would remain completely closed between junction two and junction three until at least 02:00 BST on Wednesday. The carriageway...

Woman badly hurt as 22 trapped on Skegness fairground ride

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  • August 30, 2011
A woman has been seriously hurt as 22 people had to be rescued after being stuck on a fairground ride on the Lincolnshire coast. The adults and children became trapped in a vertical position on the Surf Rider at Botton's Amusements on Grand Parade in...

Clear-up operation after Hampshire battery recycling plant fire

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  • August 30, 2011
A clear-up operation is under way at a battery recycling plant in Hampshire following a large fire four days ago. Plumes of smoke could be seen for miles around after the blaze began at the industrial site beside Lasham Airfield on Friday. A series o...

Malvern Hills unattended camp fire prompts warning

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  • August 30, 2011
Firefighters have issued a warning to visitors to the Malvern Hills, in Worcestershire, after they were called to an unattended camp fire. Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said they were alerted by a walker on Monday at about 11:45 BS...

Freight train fire near Milton Keynes disrupts services

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  • August 30, 2011
A fire on a freight train in Buckinghamshire has caused major disruption on the rail network. Network Rail said all services were suspended on the West Coast Mainline after the fire began at about 09:30 BST at Castlethorpe, near Milton Keynes. Fire c...

Suspicious fire at Pool Brook Advisory Clinic

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  • August 30, 2011
A fire which severely damaged a sexual health clinic in Cornwall is being treated as suspicious. The Brook clinic in Station Road, Pool, was burgled in the early hours of Saturday. Officers said they believed a fire was deliberately started after a f...

Griddle caused fire on board Steam Packet ferry

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  • August 30, 2011
A fire on an Isle of Man ferry started because of a griddle in the galley, the Steam Packet company has confirmed. It happened on 29 August when the Ben-my-Chree was travelling from Heysham to Douglas. Liverpool coastguard was alerted to the incident...

Turbary Common heath fire 'started deliberately'

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  • August 30, 2011
A heath fire on a Dorset nature reserve is believed to have been started deliberately. A Dorset Fire and Rescue Service crew was called to Turbary Common on Wallisdown Road, Bournemouth at about midnight. A fire service spokesman said about 200 sq m ...

Investigation into woman's death in Fife house fire

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  • August 30, 2011
An investigation is under way after a woman died in a house fire in Dunfermline, Fife. Emergency services were called to the property in the town's Husband Place at about 12:20 on Monday. The fire had been extinguished by the time they arrived and th...

Carbon Monoxide Awareness - Re Release of Press Alert

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  • August 30, 2011
  “Don’t risk your life with a barbecue inside your tent” – Lynn Griffiths   With the holiday season approaching, the charity Carbon Monoxide Awareness is alerting holidaymakers to the risk of taking lit barbecue...

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