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Nottingham train station evacuated after fire

Media playback is unsupported on your device Firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at Nottingham railway station. Ten fire crews are at the city centre station after the fire broke out at about 06:30 GMT. Flames have been seen and smoke has filled the station’s foyer. The building has been evacuated and trains have been stopped from entering and leaving all platforms. Fire officers said the “fully developed fire” is in the main concourse of the station and has spread to the roof. A cordon has been put in place…

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Americans on St. Maarten tell of Irma's devastation, lawlessness; 800 evacuated

American citizens evacuated from St. Maarten by U.S. military aircraft are telling desperate stories of survival as Hurricane Irma ravaged the island and left a precarious security situation in its wake. More than 800 American citizens have been evacuated from St. Maarten at the State Department’s request. An estimated 5,000 American citizens were believed to be trapped on the island that is jointly administered by France and the Netherlands. Evacuees told stories about hiding in their hotel bathtubs fearing for their lives as the storm raged, a bank robbery and…

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Britons evacuated as Hurricane Irma hits

Britons in the Caribbean and Florida have been urged to follow evacuation orders as the most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade heads towards them. The Foreign Office warned that Hurricane Irma would bring hazardous conditions to Puerto Rico and parts of the Caribbean from Wednesday and to Florida on Friday. Puerto Rico has declared a state of emergency as it prepares to be hit. British Airways sent an aircraft to collect 326 customers on Tuesday. Thousands of travellers had their holiday plans thrown into chaos as airlines were forced…

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Birling Gap beach evacuated after suspected chemical leak

Emergency services have evacuated a beach in Sussex after a suspected chemical leak. People on the beach at Birling Gap reported painful, stinging eyes and breathing difficulties after a “mist” appeared. Sussex Police said there was an “unknown haze coming in from the sea” affecting the East Sussex coastline. Surrounding roads have been closed and the public is being advised to avoid the area. A police spokesman said the first report came in just before 17:00 BST where “up to 50 people had been affected by irritation to eyes and…

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Camden flats to be evacuated over cladding

161 homes in tower block on Chalcots estate in Camden, north London, to be evacuated due to concerns over cladding This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App then details on how to do so are available on this help page. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. Let’s block…

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