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Four die as storm hits southern UK

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  • October 29, 2013
Four people have died after a storm battered southern Britain, leading to 625,000 homes losing power, and major rush-hour disruption to commuters. A teenager in Kent and a man in Watford were killed by falling trees. A man and a woman died in west Lo...

Duck boat sailings: Investigators call for temporary ban

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  • October 29, 2013
Amphibious landing craft used for tourist sailings should be banned until problems affecting buoyancy are resolved, say investigators. The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) blamed buoyancy foam for accidents in Liverpool on 15 June and Lond...

Girl, 10, rescued from Solway Firth quicksand

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  • October 29, 2013
A 10-year-old girl has been rescued from quicksand on the Solway Firth after getting trapped up to her waist in mud. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote Luckily the tide was out at the time or it could have been completely different” A...

Woman dies after Portadown house fire

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  • October 29, 2013
A woman has died after a fire in the garage of a house in Portadown, County Armagh. The fire at Oakleigh Park, off the Brownstown Road, was reported to police shortly after 07:20 GMT on Monday. Police and firefighters are still at the scene and are i...

China Tiananmen Square car blaze kills five people

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  • October 29, 2013
Chinese state media have said at least five people died and 38 others were injured after a vehicle crashed in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Three of those killed were inside the car and the other two were bystanders. The square was evacuated and quick...

Rubbish and fly tipping fires cost £16m to tackle

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  • October 29, 2013
Rubbish fires are costing taxpayers millions of pounds a year, according to the Scottish Fire Service. Its latest figures showed there were 7,937 blazes involving refuse and fly-tipping in 2012/13, with almost 90% started deliberately. The cost of de...

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