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Hounslow homes collapse after tree fall 'causes gas explosion'

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  • October 28, 2013
Three houses have collapsed and two others damaged in a suspected gas explosion after a tree fell on a house in west London during high winds. The explosion happened after the tree collapsed in Hounslow at about 07:35 GMT. Surrounding homes were evac...

Travel disruption in south Wales as 'major Atlantic storm' passes through

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  • October 28, 2013
Flooding is bringing travel disruption as what forecasts described as a "major Atlantic storm" passes through. Wales escaped the worst of the winds with the Met Office reporting gusts of 99mph (159km/h) on the Isle of Wight. The second Severn cross...

Storm winds pick up across Berkshire

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  • October 28, 2013
Homes have been evacuated after a gas main was fractured by a fallen tree during overnight storms. About 40 properties were emptied in the Calcot area of Reading after damage was reported at 07:20 GMT. Firefighters enforced a 560m (1,830ft) cordon as...

UK storms: Teenager killed by falling tree in Kent

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  • October 28, 2013
A teenage girl was killed when a tree fell on to a mobile home in Kent. The 17-year-old suffered fatal injuries when the tree came down where she was sleeping in Hever, Edenbridge, at about 07:20 GMT. Police confirmed that the death was weather relat...

Tree crashes through roof of Cornwall house

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  • October 28, 2013
A family of four escaped unhurt after a tree hit their house in strong winds. The parents and their two children were sleeping when the tree crashed through the roof of their house in Camborne at about 01:00 BST. The family are staying in a hotel ami...

Manhole fall in Penarth leaves two people injured

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  • October 28, 2013
Two people are understood to have been hurt after falling 15 feet through a manhole shaft into sewer pipes in the Vale of Glamorgan. South Wales Fire Service sent twelve appliances to Northcliffe in Penarth at around 17:00 BST on Saturday. The fire c...

Two people injured in house fire in Dover

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  • October 28, 2013
Firefighters have been tackling a large fire at a two-storey house in Dover. Two people were treated by paramedics after the blaze broke out in Barton Road just before 09:00 GMT. About 40 firefighters were called to the blaze at its peak. The cause i...

Carer saves woman from burning Didcot flat

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  • October 28, 2013
A "brave" carer has been praised for entering a burning flat to rescue the elderly woman she cares for. She managed to help the woman to safety after a discarded cigarette ignited materials in a wooden wicker basket at the flat in Fairacres Road, Did...

Eight rescued from fire at Dennistoun flats

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  • October 28, 2013
Fire crews have rescued eight people from the fifth floor of a block of flats in the east end of Glasgow. Two children were among those taken to safety after the fire broke out at a property in Hillfoot Street, Dennistoun, just before 01:30. Firefigh...

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