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Baby rescued from car in Somerset floods

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  • November 25, 2012
A family, including a 12-month-old baby, have been rescued from a car stranded in flood water. Avon Fire and Rescue service said it used boats to reach the family who had got trapped overnight on Saturday near Blagdon, south of Bristol. A fire spokes...

Woman dies in Exeter as storms hit Britain

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  • November 25, 2012
A woman has been killed by a falling tree in Exeter as floods and high winds battered the South West of England. Two other people were seriously injured when the tree came down. Severe flood warnings were issued for Lostwithiel, Helston, Polperro and...

Dhaka Bangladesh clothes factory fire kills more than 100

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  • November 25, 2012
More than 100 people are now known to have died in a fire that swept through a clothes factory in Bangladesh, local officials say. The blaze broke out late on Saturday in the multi-floor Tazreen Fashion factory in the Ashulia district on the outskirt...

Altnagelvin Hospital fire: Patients set to return

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  • November 24, 2012
Most of the 120 patients moved from their wards at Londonderry's Altnagelvin Hospital during a fire on Friday night are to be returned. The Western Trust has said an investigation is getting under way. Seven wards had to be evacuated after a fire bro...

Human remains found on houseboat: Police tests continue

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  • November 24, 2012
Police are continuing attempts to formally identify human bones discovered in a burned out houseboat on a canal in Oxfordshire. The remains of a man were found last week on the boat, moored in Wolvercote, following a fire on board on 16 November. A p...

River flooding 'likely' in Devon as heavy rain falls

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  • November 24, 2012
The flooding of rivers is likely in Devon, the Environment Agency (EA) has warned, as heavy rain falls across the South West. The Met Office has issued an amber warning for heavy rain for the region and is warning the public to be prepared for floo...

Black Elk rig fire: Third Filipino dies from injuries

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  • November 24, 2012
The death toll from last week's fire on a shallow-bed oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has risen to three, officials say. One of the men burned last week in the incident off the Louisiana coast succumbed to his injuries on Friday. Avelino Tajonera,...

West Country severe weather: Flood risk as heavy rain falls

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  • November 24, 2012
Significant flooding is likely as heavy rain is falling in Somerset, Bath and Bristol. The Met Office said up to 30mm (1in) of rainfall was expected to fall on the already saturated ground. It is predicted to last until the early hours of Sunday when...

Altnagelvin Hospital wards evacuated in fire

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  • November 24, 2012
Several wards at Altnagelvin Hospital in County Londonderry have been evacuated due to a fire at the top of the 11-storey building. Almost 50 firefighters and 11 fire appliances are at the scene. The police are also in attendance. The Western Health ...

Bus on fire causes A96 delays at Blackburn in Aberdeenshire

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  • November 24, 2012
The incident was reported at about 15:20 on Friday. A spokesperson for Grampian Fire and Rescue service said it was thought just the driver was inside at the time. Grampian Police said the road had been affected by smoke as a result. There were no re...

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